September 2015 Posts

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

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Just listed for sale here at 1967beetle.com. This is a very nice L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle, just waiting for someone to take it home. It would not take much to make this car perfect. I love the correct color running boards, dash block off plate and German bumpers.

Info from the seller.

I have a very nice original 1967 VW Bug with Stock “H” code engine. All German glass with factory pop-outs. Runs and drives excellent.

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: Unknown
Location: Torrance, CA
Price: $8,800 OBO
Contact: Kei – 310-666-1449

’67 Beetle Steering Coupler Disc

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This past weekend (September 26th) my good friend James Anderson of Wylie, TX, was demonstrating his newly restored Zenith Blue 1967 Beetle to several of us VW friends.

While we were examining different aspects of this beautiful vehicle, James turned to me with this story.

He told me that during his test driving, following the nuts-and-bolts restoration, he noticed that the steering was “strange”. This demanded an investigation into the cause. Those who are acquainted with James, know that he is a very careful and thorough person in every aspect of his life.

As he examined the front suspension, eventually he came to the Steering Box and Coupler. Careful evaluation of the Steering Coupler Disc revealed that it was stretching and tearing—note photographs #2 and #3. James had installed a brand new urethane Coupler when he restored the chassis. During one week of light test-driving, following the restoration, the urethane Coupler failed.

Chris Vallone’s L000 ’67 Beetle

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Err… Actually there is no paint code for L000. That’s because our good bud Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs in NY has this ’67 Beetle down to bare metal. Chris isn’t sure what color he’s going to choose yet. Chime in below and let him know what you’d like to see. He’s watching this article.

“This car was found in north NJ in Mid 2012. This baby is rock solid and should need little body work.  This is a numbers matching Body, Chassis, Motor, ’67 Beetle.  This is a very solid DRY car, worth putting some bucks into to make it killer.  I am in a toss up of what color to do at this moment.

I do not think I want to go back to Lotus white which was the original color.  I am thinking of going with a VW color from the mid to late 50s.”

Mary & Gavin LaMaide’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

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Mary & Gavin’s story is an emotional one with a fantastic connection to the past. Seeing the early childhood photos reminds me of my own story, and how I grew up riding in my Grandpa’s ’67 Beetle that I now own today. Thanks for sharing, guys! 1967beetle.com exist because of people like you.

Northwestern Michigan College Car Show – 10th annual. A charity event with all proceeds going to the school of automobiles at NMC.

Well Gentlemen, we broke thru today! She won her first trophy at the Northwestern Michigan College Car Show. Voted top 25 of 200 cars by participants and patrons…not judges!

Steve Parker’s ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Steve Parker

It’s emails like these that make me realize just how much fellow ’67 enthusiast enjoy the labor of love efforts that go into 1967beetle.com.

Thanks for writing Steve, and sharing your fantastic L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle with the world.

Hello, 1967beetle.com.
I’ve been a subscriber to your wonderful site for a while now, the regular emails are always welcome. I thought it about time I shared with you my unique ’67 Beetle story. I own what I believe to be the only U.S spec 1967 Bug in New Zealand.

The car was imported here in 1968 from Washington DC by the owner,Max Bumpers (Cool name huh) who was transferred down-under with ‘Operation Deep freeze’ a long-standing military joint venture between NZ, Australia & the U.S based in Christchurch, to monitor & protect the Antarctic. Most U.S staff bought cars with them as NZ had strict import restrictions in those days, making new cars here very expensive.

The original owner never returned to the U.S and kept his bug until about 2004.