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Kim Lawson’s ’67 Beetle

Kim Lawson’s ’67 BeetleHello
I’ve been enjoying this site for several years now. Thought I might share my bug with you. First of all I’m a wife and mom to 2 boys, 20 and 24. I bought my first bug, a 1975 Super Beetle in 1996. It needed work of course but it was solid, I did most of the work myself with the exception of the paint.

My then 8 year old son learned to drive a stick shift in that bug. After a few years I decided to sell it. Then a few years ago, I got the “bug” again. I found a 67 Beetle on Ebay for $800. This was 4 years ago. I was “bug dumb” and didn’t realize it had as much rust as it did. It was in a field with grass growing tall around it. You can’t fool me now, I know where to look for problems. Anyway, we brought it home and I almost decided to junk it and start over. It was very rusty. But I didn’t. After much work, it has turned out to be a nice little bug. I had the engine rebuilt and some body work and the paint done at a local shop. Other than that, it was all done at home.

If I could sell and start over again, I would. Even though the bug is basically stock except for the paint and wheels, I want a stock bug. And next time would be so much easier since I’ve learned how things go together now. I’ve attached some pictures too below

Kim Lawson

FOR SALE – L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert

Just listed  here at for The Last Detail. We have an amazing L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert. What more do I need to say? Someone buy this car before it ends up in my garage.

“Just finished in its original color of Yukon Yellow, the exterior of this Beetle is near flawless. The yellow paint is deep and accurate and contrasts well against the black convertible top and interior. This car also features fender skirts which add a touch of class to our Beetle. The interior features updated seats from a ’68 model along with a push button AM/FM radio.

The detailed engine compartment highlights the new for 67 1500cc engine that produces 53 horsepower and 78 pounds of torque. 1967 saw several other upgrades for performance on the Beetle including a larger clutch disc and stronger flywheel, better brakes, stronger rear axle, and a new for 67 12 volt electrical system. Our particular Beetle also has been thoroughly restored and runs like a top. It starts easily and drives effortlessly and the proof is in the details, just pop the engine hatch and see!

This VW Beetle is a truly unique collectible that is a pleasure to both drive and show and 1967 is the year that all the collectors are after. Having just completed a thorough TLD detail, this car must be seen to be truly appreciated! Please stop by our showroom and see how nice this 67 Beetle really is, down to the last detail.”

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 41,617 miles
Location: Chicago, IL
Price: $31,900
Contact: 847.716.7331

FOR SALE – L282 Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert

FOR SALE – L282 Lotus White Euro ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE – L282 Lotus White Euro ’67 Beetle
Just listed  here at for good friend Chris Vallone. This is a bit more rare L282 Lotus White Euro ’67 Beetle, just waiting for someone to hop in, turn the key and enjoy.

Info from Chris.

“This awesome 1967 VW just recently came into our shop. I actually found this car in Hawaii and had it shipped here. I wanted this car was because it is a “Euro” 1967 Beetle. US ’67 beetles can be found here in the states, but a Euro is probably as rare as getting an Oval Window Bug here in this part of the world. Euro ’67s still kept the early style front headlights.”

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 21,000 miles
Location: Congers, NY
Price: Taking offers
Contact: 845.290.9900

SOLD – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 BeetleJust listed for sale here at This is a 100% original L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle, just waiting for someone to take it home. It does not get much better than this.
Info from the seller.

“This is a completely original 1967 Beetle that has been in dry storage. It was last registered in 1977. The car is 100% original; no re-paints, motor changes etc. The car is very solid. The floors are solid. I have shown a couple of spots on the floor where it looks darker- that’s the original still shiny black factory paint. I have owned this car and kept it dry and original for 37 years.

If you have been looking for a truly original bug, this is your chance. I will not re list it if it does not hit the reserve. The car currently does not have a registration. Before 1973 in New York State, ownership was transferred by registration. The car is sold as is with no warranty. I have described the vehicle to the best of my ability. Pre-sale inspections welcome. I have original rust free body panels and other parts for the car that can be sold if the buyer is interested. Thank you. Delivery possible.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 67,954 miles
Location: Ithica, NY
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Bidding on eBay

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Bernard Helman’s ’67 Beetle

 Bernard Helman's '67 Beetle

Huge kudos to my very good friend Jay Salser for his editing on this article. It was crafted by Bernard Helman 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 Shoemaker

This 67 convertible is mine since 1987. It was a secondhand car in a very good looking condition, matching numbers.

My daily driver was a 68 Chinchilla gray 1500 bug and I wanted a summer car. This convertible beetle was the car I wanted because It was looking like my 68 and was red. A few dollars for the seller and the vert was mine.

As the headlights where in a bad condition, I went with the VIN number at the local VAG garage for a new pair. At my surprise, they told me that according to my VIN the headlights must be oval. In fact, the whole car had been upgraded in the 70’s when the big bumper beetles were more valuable than the older models. The typical front and rear 67 parts (front hood and rear decklid) had been changed with parts from an orange big bumper car. The left door was from a blue super beetle, the dash knobs were a mix of 67 and older models. All the rest was 67.

In 1988, the car was restored to the old VW look, the floorpans and front wings changed. A copy of a 67 vert rear deckled was fabricated. As I couldn’t find back than a decent 67 front hood, I installed one from an older car. The heather channels are still original and in good condition.

According to the birth certificate, my car is from November 66, ruby red with black interior and black roof. It has disc brakes, 4 lug wheels, dual brake system and the 12V option. Originally destined for export and according to the certificate, for Norway, the car was sold in Belgium.