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SOLD – L518 Java Green ’67 Beetle

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Hello, ’67 Beetle community.
As we mentioned in an earlier thread, our good friend Chris Vallone over at Classic VW Bugs in NY has just finished restoring a ’67 Beetle. (Over 80 photos!) This car is a gem and we wanted to give it another showcase.  It’s even got an NOS correct rear bumper. Amazing! Also… It’s now for sale!

This car was found in North NJ in mid 2012. It’s rock solid, and needed very little body work.  This is a numbers matching Body, Chassis, Motor, ’67 Beetle.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 1,056
Location: Congers, NY
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Chris Vallone – 845-290-9900


Ken Relethford’s L41 Black ’67 Beetle

Ken Relethford's '67 Beetle

This article was submitted by reader and ’67 enthusiast Ken Relethford. Thank you very much for your contributions to 1967beetle.com.

Hey, 1967beetle.com.
I parked next to a Porsche Speedster at the Encinitas car show last night. The owner of the body shop that painted it Jimmy at “Rancho Auto Body” is wiping it down for me in the photo below. I think the bug got more attention than the speedster.

I went a little overboard…The thing looks brand new…One hiccup on the headliner install, making them pull the rear window and redo it..They thought the carpet went right up to the rear window..Cant live with that.. (We don’t blame you!)

More photos to come. I have a pretty good collection of before during and afters..
Last item is the original wheels and white walls. We have done one for the spare for now, but will probably put some miles on these chrome moonies before changing out.

Cheers.
Ken Relethford.

Ken Relethford's '67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

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Back on the market here at 1967beetle.com; we have an amazing L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle for sale. The seller has included a lot of great information. I love seeing ’67 Beetles that are mostly correct and untouched. As you know, many of the one year only parts are very hard to find. I know from my own restoration that it took well over 10 years to find them all. What do you guys think? Who’s going to make an offer on this gem?

72,362 actual original miles!
2 owner Beetle (1st owner 67-2000, 2nd owner 2000-present)
Multiple show winner
1967 voted by VW collectors as the best year for Beetles
Original purchase order new from VW Southeast Distributors, Inc. Jacksonville FL
Resided with the same original owners for 33 years
Extensive collection of documents, articles and photographs
4-speed manual transmission

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 72,362
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: 636-600-4600

’67 Beetle Wiring Diagram – U.S Version

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Lane Russell has received quite a few emails asking for the correct wiring diagram for the one year only ’67 Beetle. Illustrated above is the VW 1500 sedan and convertible (U.S. version) from August 1966 to July 1967 in all its glory. You can download it in a much larger format as well.

SOLD – L41 Black ’67 Beetle

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Just listed for sale here at 1967beetle.com. We have a nice L41 Black ’67 Beetle in the correct color combination. There’s not much more I can say about this VW, other than the fact that I’d love to park it in Lane Russell garage. Here’s the info we have from the seller.

“I have a really nice original black paint 1967 bug with factory red interior. It has both original black California plates which only stay with the car if you live in California, new German axle boots, new transmission mounts, new Bosch voltage regulator, new reverse light switch, all new German fuel line, restored 66-67 only distributor, new factory style German battery cables, new Wolfsburg West factory cardboard glove box, new engine compartment seals, and new German engine firewall insulation. The car is all numbers matching, including the engine. The engine was just completely gone through with all new bearings, gaskets, and seals, new heater hoses, new preheat hoses, new fan belt, German muffler, and it only has about 5 miles on it since being rebuilt. The original radio works, it’s currently registered, and has absolutely NO rust. This car is super solid and has an awesome patina to it. It needs carpet in the front, but the original carpet in the rear is still in pretty good shape. The original headliner is in great shape as well with one very small tear. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I can provide my phone number as well if you would like to find out specifics on the car.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 122,308
Location: Orangevale, CA
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Bidding on eBay