June 2014 Posts

SOLD — ’67 Beetle German Rims

FOR SALE — '67 Beetle Rims
Here we have a nice set of German ’66-’67 wide-5, stock 5-lug Beetle Rims, listed for ’67 enthusiast and follower of 1967beetle.comRon Waller. Nothing makes a ’67 Beetle look better (or any vintage VW) than original german parts. More photos below.

Status: SOLD
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Price: $150.00
Contact: Ron Waller602-214-0530 (Text works best)

Preparing For a Vintage Volkswagen Cruise

Preparing For a Vintage Volkswagen Cruise

(Photo and video by our good friend Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs)

When my friends and I decide to take a caravan cruise in our vintage Volkswagens, each person receives a memo outlining the cruise and the obligations of each participant. Preparations begin well in advance of the cruise date so that there will be no need for last minute attempts to ready the cars.

Choice of a destination is an important factor, of course and will make or break a cruise. It may take some research to find a suitable destination. Make the destination something which will peak interest. Sometimes it can involve a learning experience. Other destinations will be purely for the please of the outing and company of other like-minded Volkswagen enthusiasts.

Don’t wait until the last minute to begin researching a destination. Once one has been chosen, it’s time to make contact (in most cases) with the responsible party at the destination. This could be a restaurant, a shop, a visitors’ site or other location. Usually, those in charge at the destination need advance notification as to time and numbers. Be sure to stay in touch so that reservations, for instance, aren’t cancelled for lack of communication.

We’ve found that from 12 to 15 cars makes a nice, manageable caravan. Fewer cars, and the cruise begins to lose its appeal. The more cars in the caravan, the more cumbersome it becomes. And, unless the cruise is entirely on country roads, having too many cars can become dangerous!

Many of us do not drive our cars consistently enough to remember when or what we last noticed about our car’s performance while driving. So, it’s a good time to do an intimate interview with your VW Baby! Collect supplies as directed in the instructions and think of any other personal supplies which you might need. Then pack them into the vehicle so that you will know exactly where they are when the time comes to use them.

Once your car is ready and necessary supplies are in hand, take time to study the route. Don’t plan to just follow the car ahead…you may become separated from the caravan by traffic or by a traffic signal light. Know the route.

We place someone at the head of the caravan and someone at the tail of the caravan who is knowledgeable and experienced. Everyone should have an identical, alphabetized cell phone list of the caravan participants. A simple call to the leader can be made, if need be, and the caravan can pull over in order for cars to catch up or in order to assist a stranded participant.

We choose routes which will avoid major roadways where traffic might be congested. Congested traffic quickly can ruin a cruise by splitting everyone up, or worse—by causing an accident.

SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Fresh on the market here at 1967beetle.com, this L639 zenith blue ’67 is a special car. If you appreciate period correct details etc, this is the ’67 you’ve been looking for. Info from the seller. (Edited by Jay Salser)

This is a beautifully restored, turn-key 1967 beetle, which I have owned for 21 years. I’m starting other projects. This car was restored around 3 years ago and always has been garaged since. Definitely a head- turner. The car needs nothing. My asking price is much lower than what it has taken to build. I’ve enjoyed her for 21 years–now it’s time for someone else to enjoy. To some, the 1967 is considered to be one of the best years. It was the first year for 12 volt, 1500cc engine and the last year of classic bumpers and so on…..

Engine: 1600cc Single Port. Recently added are rebuilt heads with stock pistons, new Bosch alternator, Bosch starter, Bosch coil, new fuel pump and all fuel lines, clutch & flywheel, German bowden tube & clutch cable, oil pump, 96 pass oil cooler with all steel braided hoses & external oil filter. All engine tin has been powder-coated. New front & rear transmission mounts and a new German muffler have been installed.

Interior: All new, beautiful charcoal tweed & off-white vinyl seat covers & door panels, charcoal German square weave carpet in the car and in the trunk and luggage area as well. All seat frames, shifter, E-brake, steering column & turn signal lever previously were painted off-white. New off-white perforated headliner, restored speedometer, new sun visors, older restored off-white steering wheel with new leather cover and the correct Sapphire V Radio (not connected). One key opens doors, operates ignition and opens the decklid. A separate key is for the shift lock & hood lock.

Suspension includes new front & rear KYB GR-2 Shocks. Brakes: new front & rear wheel cylinders, new metal lines & rubber hoses, rear drums & shoes. The master brake cylinder was replaced with a German unit a few years ago.

Exterior: The Beetle was re-painted in its original Zenith Blue. The car has a few minor dings but absolutely nothing major. There is newer stainless steel molding, new running boards and window rubbers. The car has its original, beautiful, one-year-only, 1967 re-chromed rear bumper stamped with the VW Logo sporting its original working reverse lights. All bumper brackets have been powder-coated light gray. Both sides of the pans have been replaced and re-sprayed with under coating on bottom and top with POR15. An absolutely RUST FREE California car. The tires are Firestone 560-15 with the 1” white wall.

Accessories include a glove box pull handle, a shift lock, a convertible hood lock, rear pop-out windows, Rasambus parcel tray, 1967 Volkswagen license plate frame, VW Logo mud flaps, powder-coated luggage rack, German rear window chrome air vents, working re-chromed HELLA fog lights, wheel beauty rings, cheese grater and Wolfsburg Crest Logo threshold plates.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: Unknown
Location: Monterey Park, California
Price: $12,000
Contact: Albert Cuevas  |  (323)719-6392

FOR SALE — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L456 Ruby Red '67 Beetle

Just listed here at 1967beetle.com  for Pacific Motorcars, this L456 Ruby Red ’67 is a nice car for sure. Info from the seller.

We have a GORGEOUS 1967 VW Beetle 1500cc presented by Pacific Motorcars! 12 Volt! Beautifully restored and in incredible shape! Paint is in great condition, engine runs fabulous, tranny shifts smooth, and she drives excellent!  Interior is in fantastic condition–no rips, tears, or anything. No leaks anywhere!  Driven and maintained in Southern California! Call us for more detailed information about the car.

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 69,625
Location: Gardena, CA
Price: $15,995
Contact: Rob  |  (310) 515-1120

SOLD — L19 Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert

FOR SALE — L19 Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert

Just listed here at 1967beetle.com, this L19 Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert is a rare bird for sure. Info from the seller, who appears to be the original owner.

If you’re a Beetle fan, you know that 67 is a very collectible year – especially convertibles which don’t come up all that often.  I bought this car new in December of 1966.  It was restored about 5-years ago, and now looks and drives like the day I bought it.  This was the last year of the good-looking bumpers, the only year with chrome back-up lights and the last year for the chrome trim on the top.  The car is completely stock with the exception of the engine which has 1600cc barrels instead of the 1500cc originals and Pertronic ignition (a Godsend); I figure it yields about 4 more horsepower. Everything works, but the radio reception is bad, but will be fixed for new owner.  Many spare parts as well.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 101,500
Location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Price: $22,500
Contact: Wayne Lee  |  401-683-0660  |  Buy on eBay