April 2012 Posts

Vintage VW Enthusiast — Mike Buettell

A big thanks to Mike Buettell who drove 1.5 days from Washington to pick up the tires I had for sale. I took him out for a sunny Bay Area drive in the ’67 and he gladly posed for this photo.

This is another example of how vintage VW enthusiasts are just awesome and in a league of their own. He, too, owns a very original ’67.

We exchanged some laughs about people and their connections with these old cars. I learned about him serving in the Vietnam War as a pilot. He returned home in the 70’s, and purchased his first zenith blue Beetle. I gave him some advice about moving the fuel filter out of his engine area and a solution for his high fuel pressure issue. Mike is a great example of why I started this site.

Drive safe, Mike. I’ll hopefully see you at the VW Classic in June.

How to Buy a Vintage VW Beetle

Here’s a handy video by my pal Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs in NY. He talks about what to look for when purchasing a vintage VW Beetle.

Happy Friday.

SOLD — 175/65 R15 Continental Tires

I have a set of 175/65 R15 Continental tires. They are H rated. They were put on my ’67 a few years ago. I switched them out for whitewalls and no longer need these. I don’t drive the ’67 that often. They have been very well taken well care of and are pretty much still brand new.

Status: SOLD
Quality: Used, fantastic shape
Price: $150.00
Contact: Eric Shoemaker

NOS ’67 Deck Lid Latch Dust Cover

Complete your ’67 restoration with one of these hard to find latch dust covers. Sent to 1967beetle.com by a reader. If you have ’67 goodies that you’d like to list as a classified please contact. It’s free.

Status: For Sale
Quality: NOS
Price: $40.00
Contact: Nelson

Ed Fall — Vintage Werks

Ed Fall of Vintage Werks is a fantastic resource when it comes to period correct fuel pumps, distributors and carburetors for your vintage pride and joy. Recently, I learned from Ed that he is now pursuing Vintage Werks full-time. This is great news for the air-cooled community.

I featured an interview with Vintage Werks about a year ago. It’s worth another read if you missed it the first time. Vintage Werks — Restoration of VW Engine Components

You can reach Vintage Werks by contacting:

Ed Fall
Vintage Werks LLC
(801) 355-0266