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FOR SALE: L633 VW Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE: L633 VW Blue ’67 Beetle

Just what we like to see here at 1967beetle.com; L633 VW Blue in all of its glory. This one will surely go fast. I’ve seen this car personally, and know the amount of detail that has gone into the restoration.

“The new engine was installed at 53,288, so it is not even broken in. It drives like new, no slop in the steering, adjusted just right. Drives straight and strong. No rust at all. There is a small dent on the top from a tree branch, bummer. I had a dent guy estimate $250 to repair it, but I would have had to pull the headliner. Otherwise, straight and clean. I did not replace the headliner or seat covers, they look to be original and in decent shape. The headliner is worn where the back seat rubs it on the side rails, but overall in great shape. The front seats look great, but the top of the back has small cracks from the sun. The transmission was built to ’67 specs. I can show it on Sunday’s and some evenings.”

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 53,288
Location: Encinitas, CA
Price: $10,500
Contact: Jim Chester  |  858-518-8008

Chris Vallone’s Euro ’67 Beetle

Chris Vallone's ’67 Beetle
Nothing says it like pictures. The old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” applies here! Our good pal Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs in NY just sent over this Euro ’67 he just picked up.

Keep and eye out here at 1967beetle.com, as this we are continuing to search the globe for these gems.

Chris Vallone's Euro ’67 Beetle

Chris Vallone's Euro ’67 Beetle

Chris Vallone's Euro ’67 Beetle

SOLD — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Just listed here at 1967beetle.com, this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle would make a great daily driver. It would not take a lot to make this car perfect.

“This is a super nice little ’67 that runs and drives great, and has very nice paint, new interior, newer tires and a close to perfect floor pan. This car cruises great around town at 28 miles per gallon, and gets lots of attention at car shows. If you are looking for a classic car that’s both fun and super collectible, This is it. I am running my auction at no reserve, so the high bidder will own it.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 99,000
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: (805) 206-1284

Vintage Volkswagen Speedo Removal

Vintage Volkswagen Speedo Removal

There comes a time when the original speedo in your vintage pride and joy needs to be restored. But, before bringing it back to its former glory, you actually need to remove it. No need to bite your nails and get anxious, it’s a simple task. Here’s how its done.

  1. Remove the wiring cover.
  2. Disconnect the positive battery terminal.
  3. Unscrew the speedometer cable knurled nut.  Pull the cable out of the speedo back.
  4. Make a diagram of the wires–colors and placement.  Just draw yourself the “circle of the back of the speedo”.
  5. Remove the wires–may need to use needle-nosed pliers to do this.  Some of the bulbs holders may come out with the wires; that’s okay since you need to remove them anyway and check to be sure that they are good bulbs and bulb holders.
  6. Put a large towel around the hood spring and opening down into that deep recess that gobbles all screws, nuts and bolts–to keep the speedo screws from falling into it.
  7. Loosen the two screws at the speedo “ears”.
  8. Slightly turn the speedo to clear the screws (or remove the screws completely) and the speedo will come to you.
  9. You can have the restoration shop to turn the speedo to zero across the board or to leave the mileage.
  10. Purchase a new speedo seal (goes around the bezel to seal between the speedo and the dash when you replace the speedo.  It buffers the metal-to-metal contact.
  11. Secure the speedo using the two screws.  It is self-centering.
  12. Check all bulbs to be sure that they are viable.
  13. Reattach wires as per your diagram.
  14. Reinstall the speedo cable.
  15. Reinstall the wiring cover.
  16. Remove the towel.
  17. Reattach the battery cable.

VW Firing Order Poster

I’ve not seen many (if any) vintage Volkswagen firing order posters, so I created one. It’s free, and can be downloaded in both PDF and JPG below. It can be printed up to 11×17. Be the envy of all your ’67 Beetle peers with this gem hanging in your garage.

Spark Plug photo: Bosch Media Service. (Allowed use)
Art direction / design: Eric Shoemaker