March 2013 Posts

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Changing the Oil

'67 Volkswagen Beetle — Changing the Oil

That oil change comes due one time or another and this was “another!” I made a date with my ’67 and he cooperated.

I backed him out of his space but still under the shading cover. I put a jack under one side to level the car; our driveway slopes ever so gently. Then I carried the tools particular to an oil change to the work area. I slid a nice big sheet of cardboard under my ’67 and was set to drain the oil.

After it had drained, I removed the cover plate and began scraping the old gaskets off the screen, the plate and the bottom of the engine. Heavy on “scrape” and no gouging on the bottom of that engine! Once cleaned, I was set to install new gaskets. I always use some oil to coat and allow to soak into each gasket–both sides. Sort of gives them a better seal when the nuts are tightened and makes them easier to remove at the next oil change. Something that the mechanics at a refrigeration shop taught me way back in my college years.

Jack Nicholson

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Jack Nicholson

Here is an interesting piece of vintage Volkswagen history from a legendary actor known around the world. In the ’60s, Jack Nicholson drove a L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert.

Photography: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Vast Improvements

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — More Improvements Than Before

Submitted by fellow 1967beetle.com reader , who is actually now contributing fantastic articles for us. (Thanks Jody!) This piece of vintage Volkswagen literature talks about the vast improvements of the ’67 Beetle from pervious years.

Larger images are provided below that can be enlarged if you’d like. The ’67 Beetle is a very special car. 1967beetle.com will continue to network and dig through dusty archives to shine a new light on forgotten ’67 Beetle literature.

Tim Mossman’s ’67 Beetle — Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC — Tim Mossman

Sunset, Vancouver, BC. Submitted by a friend of 1967beetle.com, Tim Mossman. His L639 Zenith Blue ’67 is a fantastic survivor.

Thanks, Tim, for sharing your ’67 with 1967beetle.com.

SOLD — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE: L456 Ruby Red '67 Beetle

This L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle is a local Alameda, CA car. In fact, it’s only a few blocks from 1967beetle.com. I’ll admit, I have stalked this car many times. Here’s the info from the seller.

“This fantastic ’67 Beetle has a really nice 1641cc (built by our friends at The Buggy House), dual kadrons, new electronic ignition, front disc brakes and is the first year of 12V.

I bought this ’67 May of last year on my birthday. It’s just like the one my Mom had when I was a kid. I love it (and want to keep it), but I need to invest in my small business (new industrial sewing machine). The speedo isn’t working, but should be simple to fix.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 4,327 (speedo needs to be fixed)
Location: Alameda, CA
Price: $8,000.00 obo
Contact: Mary Elizabeth | 510-512-0978