2014 Posts

Thank You, Jay & Neva Salser

Jay Salser
I’d like to take a moment to shine light on one of the greatest vintage Volkswagen enthusiast in our hobby today; Jay Sasler of Garland, Texas. His contributions to 1967beetle.com are enjoyed by readers all over the world. Also, his knowledge and years or experience with vintage Volkswagens is second to none.

Has Jay helped you with your ’67 Beetle? (I bet he has!) If so, chime in below and give thanks.

Happy Holidays!

Merry ChristmasWe just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone around the world for supporting what we are so passionate about here at 1967beetle.com. It’s been a fun 4 years, and we look forward to bringing you many more articles, beetle stories, classifieds, etc.

Anything you’d like to see in 2015?

– Eric, Amanda Shoemaker, and Jay Salser.
Photo: Timm Eubanks

Christmas Vintage Volkswagens

Christmas Vintage VolkswagensIt never has been our custom to decorate the exterior of our house during the Christmas Season. But…we always enjoyed the decorations which others lavished upon their homes across the Dallas, Texas area. We would jump into one of our VWs and head to the best well-known areas to drive slowly, uuuuhing and aaaahing over the brilliant displays.

One Christmas in the 1980s, the neighbor across the street from us telephoned to say that “Keith has just finished hanging the lights, y’all! Come outside to see them!”

My wife relayed the message to me and the children and we hurried outdoors to glory in the glow of scores of well-placed lights. We waved and shouted our congratulations, then retired to our quiet home. Suddenly I was struck by an inspiration!

I quickly rounded up the necessary things and went outside to the front of our house. Now, by this time in life, we had at least three Beetles and one Karmann Ghia parked at-the-ready in front of our house. I got into each and began moving them about. Finally, I had them parked as I had planned. Then, I set in motion my plan.

When I was done, I returned to the house and asked the wife and children to look outside. There was hooting and laughter after which Neva hurried to the phone to call the neighbors to tell them that OUR Christmas display was now completed…..that they should come out to see it. We convened in front of our house as the neighbors laughed over our Volkswagen Christmas display.

You see…once I had parked our VWs, I had turned on all of the hazard lights. They were blinking their message of Good Cheer to all who passed.

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Vert

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Vert

L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Vert with 19,500 miles. What more do I need to say? Just listed here at 1967beetle.com for the world to see. Who’s making an offer?

“1967 VW Beetle with 19,500 original miles. Savannah Beige with black leatherette interior. Originally from Arizona. Original paint, except front left fender which was crunched years ago and replaced. Paint is not perfect but reflects the originality. Recent mechanical check to insure quality. Tires are almost new. Options include a Blaupunkt 3 band radio which works perfectly, coco mats, Wolfsburg front lap seatbelts, convertible top cover, European taillights (originals available). Top is in showroom condition. All original glass and rubber all around in 9 out of 10 condition.

The chrome is near perfect. A wonderful car that needs nothing…..drive and enjoy! Yes, I know the sticker on the engine is wrong….I had it in a drawer…looks good. The fender beading was changed when the front left fender was replaced. I was told that the owner could not find the NOS beige so he went with black. Sorry to all you purists out there! $31,500 obo. Priced right to sell quickly!”

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 19,500 (Unconfirmed)
Location: North Port, Florida
Price: $31,500 obo
Contact: David Stevens | 941-257-8937

L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

L282 Lotus White '67 Beetle

Originally listed and sold through KGF Classic Cars, this ’67 Beetle is an interesting find that I wanted to share. They say a photo (and video) is worth a thousand words. With that in mind, I’ll let these do their justice. Feel free to chime in with any comments. Oh my, I think I see SB12 on the headlight rings. I need a cold shower.

Chrome window trim, chrome bumpers, bumper guardians, bumper rails, bezel vents, sill vents, chrome wheel covers, chrome driver’s door mirror, chrome waist strip, chrome bonnet line, running boards, horn pad with Wolfsburg crest, emergency flashers, interior light, padded dash, assist straps, headlight flasher, glove box, door pockets, twin sun visors, grab handle. Optional extras; White wall tyres, seat belts, vent wings.

This astonishingly beautiful Beetle is finished in Volkswagen Lotus White (code L-282). The stunning paintwork has a brilliant pure shine and a smooth high quality finish extending to all internal painted sections. This 1967 registered example is a factory correct 1966/67 model year crossover with components and specification shared between both model years. Pre ’67 model year fitments include the older style push button door handles, red turn signal lenses, non-external fuel filler, absence of hood vents, absence of push button hood handle and the older style lower sited bumpers with ‘towel rail’ extender rails. In contrast the revised ’67 features fitted to the car include the emergency flashers, slotted wheels, rear window openers and larger blade two-speed wipers. Perfect originality can be witnessed in items such as the SD12 Hella headlamp rings and Hella reverse lights. A remarkable ‘hybrid’ example that is wonderfully preserved and truly represents the factory build specification.

The black leatherette upholstery has remained exactly as Volkswagen intended with no modification whatsoever. The original seats, remarkably well cared for throughout years of cherished ownership have suffered no damage at all and the structure of each seat has retained all integrity to offer surprising comfort! The factory original steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest and horn bar is immaculate, as are all additional functions and controls. All matching door cards and black carpeting is spotlessly clean, as is the headlining which is intact and free from discolouration. A delightful touch of originality in the form of the temporary km/h plastic overlay on the speedometer relates to the cars initial months of touring Europe and can either remain on proud display or be removed at the new owners discretion. A truly fantastic testament to years of fastidious and cherished ownership.

The air-cooled rear mounted engine is housed in a beautifully clean engine bay with an emphasis on originality and meticulous maintenance clearly evident. A power output of 53bhp and 78.1ib.ft of torque from its 1493cc displacement delivers a top speed of 78mph and 32mpg, whilst the unmistakable VW Beetle engine note is delightfully pronounced but completely unobtrusive. The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox of single plate dry clutch type operates perfectly offering light and precise progression throughout the range.