March 2015 Posts

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Reminder. This gem is still on the market! Just listed here at 1967beetle.com. If you appreciate period correct details and a solid history, this L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle is the one for you.

Up for sale is my 1967 Beetle. This is an original CA car and has spent the majority of its life in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was purchased new at Stan Carlsen VW in San Francisco in August of 1967.

The car overall is in fantastic condition for its age. There is no rust on the car what so ever, body, pans, rockers, etc. The car has one repaint over the original Zenith Blue that was done sometime in the early 1990’s and it still shows very well. There are small chips and scratches on the car as would be expected with age. I will include matched paint for any touch up you would like to do. Under the hood shows original Factory chalk markings.

The car also has its original engine and it runs beautifully. Both the engine and transmission were removed last year, cleaned and inspected. The brake system was also redone at that time. The wheels were recently repainted in a two tone white and black and recent tires. Rear shocks and boots just replaced.

The interior has had the seats redone as well as the carpet and new Coco mats. The headliner is in great shape with a little ripple in the back as shown.

There are extensive records with that car as well as the original service book and owner’s plastic card and original keys. The car does come with the original CA black plates that were originally on the car.

The car has most of the correct one year only parts on it and overall it is really a great car. It is not a show car but an excellent original example. I am selling the cars I have to downsize. It really is a great example of a ’67 that gets thumbs up every time it is out.

The car has current clean CA registration and pink slip in my name. It is located in San Francisco.

If there are specific questions you might have on the car I would be happy to answer. I would like the car to go to a good home. I just don’t drive it much and it should be out and enjoyed.

I am happy to assist with shipping if possible.

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 155,000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Price: $10,900 OBO
Contact: Louis D

Kenneth Yeo’s ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Kenneth Yeo

Taking a look back into the archives, this story deserves another moment in the spotlight.

A Huge kudos to Jay Salser for his work on this article. It was crafted by Ken Yeo in his own words. Our growth has been amazing, and the fact that these great cars keep surfacing. Slowly, we’re connecting ’67 owners globally.
Eric

Ken, tell the Readers of 1967Beetle.com a bit about yourself and where you are located.

I’m 40 this year, from Singapore. I’ve owned 4 bugs over the last 20 years, and my current 1967 for the last 15. I’ve had a ’71 1302, ’67 1300, another ’67 1300 and a ’66 1300.

How did you become interested in Volkswagens.

It was my 4 years at the University of Miami, Florida where I first was exposed to beautiful cars and fell for vintages almost immediately. Upon graduation and return to Singapore in 1995, I set out looking for a classic and found the VW bug most affordable, since I was conscripted into the Army and wasn’t paid well. Interest became passion, then obsession, and I’ve always owned at least one ever since.

Your car differs in some respects from those which were directly imported from Germany into the USA. Tell us about some of those differences.

Our ’67s are available only with 1300cc ‘F’ engines (much like the ’66), and retain the sloping headlights. As an ex-British colony, we are right hand drive (RHD). Our bumpers come with over-riders. Rear turn signal lamps are in orange instead of red, and reverse lights are excluded. A little mix-and-match of the US and European models, I would say.

SOLD— L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White ’67 BeetleFresh on the market here at 1967beetle.com, this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle is a nicely done car. Quality restorations are getting harder and harder to find. Who’s going to take this one home?

“I have a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle for sale; I’m the 3rd owner.  The engine has been recently rebuilt, new tires, front disc brakes.  The original mileage is unknown.The speedometer is currently showing 80,703.  It has a rebuilt front end and steering box.  The car runs great!  I purchased the vehicle in 2010 from a party who rebuilt the engine.  The car has been garaged for the last five years.  Car is originally from California.  I have the sales receipt and maintenance records from original owner.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 80,703
Location: Weed, CA
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Email seller

Vintage Volkswagen Hazet Tool Kit

Hazet Tool Kit
From time to time interesting accessories come to our attention. The one discussed here is a very unusual one demonstrated to us by a constant Reader of 1967beetle.com, Guillermo Gonzalez, who lives in Puerto Rico.

Guillermo has 3-1967 Beetles which he cherishes. One is a Deluxe (like the ones which came to the Continental USA) and one is a Standard (Economy) Beetle, such as ones which sold in Europe, and other geographic regions. The third is not operable at this time.

Guillermo called this past Sunday to tell me how much he appreciates 1967beetle.com. I assure you that his comments were very welcomed! We love to hear from all of our Readers. He told me, too, that he is making a notebook of articles and technical tips. Several of our Readers have told us that they are doing the same.

Guillermo and I talked for perhaps a half hour. During the conversation, he told me about his unusual Hazet Tool Kit. When I showed natural excitement, he promised to send a photo of it.

After receiving the photo and reading about the contents, I sent the photo to long-time Reader, Jody Savageau for his comments. Jody is a researcher and has many resources at his fingertips. Jody wrote to say that the Hazet Kit was available for owners of ‘66-’67 Beetles and that it is different from ’65 and earlier kits.

Jay Salser’s ’67 Beetle

An older article Jay and I did together in 2012; I thought it deserved another moment in the spotlight. Jay and I talk daily sometimes, and I truly cherish his friendship and VW knowledge. I’m sure y’all do as well. If you have a moment, please chime in below and let Jay know how much he means to us all here at 1967beetle.com.

This L456 ruby red ’67 Volkswagen Beetle began its life in Wolfsburg, then made its way across the Atlantic probably to the Texas Coast where it disembarked and was trucked to Lubbock, Texas, (Montgomery Motors at the time), the lone VW dealership in the lower South Plains area.

Time has erased some evidence, but probably its first owner was someone that used the little car as a delivery vehicle. When it came up for sale about 1970, my family was home in Lubbock from South America on vacation. We needed a car and located this one from a newspaper advertisement. Dad, who had past experience with his ‘65 Bug and I went to check it out.

We took it for a drive. The day was particularly windy and as we turned southward off the Loop, the hood popped open and we were blinded. Dad managed to pull to the side of the frontage road and we closed the hood. I recall the car cost us six or seven hundred dollars.

The first thing I did was a thorough cleaning, polish and waxing job. With a little elbow grease, the car looked new! I left a sticker on the dash which someone had lovingly placed there. The sticker read: “The Red Baron.”

Our son was nearing 18 months old at the time. We found that we could make the back seat into a nice bed and play area for him. The floor between back and front seats could be filled with baby supplies that made the area between the seats level.

In this car, we traveled about the Panhandle of Texas visiting friends and relatives. Then, we headed for Washington State, then down through Oregon and California, visiting along the way. Finally, we cut through the desert, across Arizona and into New Mexico.

When we returned to South America in a few months, the car passed to my sister who eventually took residence in Dallas. She made numerous trips between Dallas and Lubbock.