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For Sale – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

For Sale – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle
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 does not get much better than this.

Info from the seller.

“Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this beautiful 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. This VW was originally purchased on May 25th, 1967 at Morris Volkswagen, Inc. in Arlington, Texas and is a Texas car to this day. The paint has been refinished to showroom in the correct Savannah Beige. Radial tires were just fitted all around and the suspension worked on. This is a great running, very attractive & correct ’67 VW Bug, arguably the best year for the Beetle.”

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 23,301 miles
Location: Dallas, Texas
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Texas Classic Cars of Dallas
Dave: 214-213-7072 or Maris: 214-616-2317

Original German Volkswagen Parts

Original German PartsI’d just like to take a moment to mention a recent find for our own ’67 Beetle. We were able to source an original ’67 Beetle dash grab handle, complete with box. Part number 151-857-641-C.

Are you in need of original German parts? Let us know. We’re now sourcing parts from all over the world, and are more than happy to help you find that finishing touch for your restoration project.

A Vintage Volkswagen Wedding

A Vintage Volkswagen WeddingLet’s be honest, I really don’t let anyone drive our ’67 Beetle. If you also own one of these gems, you understand my VW sickness. However, when our great friends Mike and Paula asked if it could be a part of their wedding, I felt very honored. And, what better a way to compliment a beautiful bride than a ’67 Beetle. Congrats again, guys!

Photographer: Tanja Lippert

Larry Heugatter’s ’67 Beetle

Larry Heugatter's ’67 BeetleI bought this car in 1970 as a high school student in Houston, Texas for $900 (my life savings), sparking a love affair over 44 years and 300,000+ miles. In about 2002 the poor Bug was vandalized – hood and roof stomped in, and turned over on its side. Not having funds to repair it and unwilling to part with it, I placed it in storage for almost 10 years.

Meanwhile, Mike Aiello entered the picture as co-artisan of candles and products sold in my wife’s shop. Serendipitously, Mike is also an auto customizer and restorationist. After my wife helped to get their products in other stores, Mike hugely returned the favor by taking on a three-year restoration project on the VW. His work was nearly miraculous, bringing an extremely rusty and squashed Bug back to pristine, like-new condition.

I am forever indebted to Mike for truly making a dream come true, and am quoted as saying, “If you want to believe in angels but don’t know what one looks like – (pointing) right there…. Mikey.

Rob Evans RHD ’67 Beetle

1967-1500-volkswagen-beetle-desktop-wallpaper-01Sent over by a reader of 1967beetle.com, this original UK market ’67 Beetle is fantastic. (And, you’ve seen it before) They say a photo is worth a thousand words. With that in mind.. I’ll let Rob take it from here.

“I first saw the ’67 for sale at the Avoncroft Historic VW Show in 1999, with only 50,000 miles on the clock. The car was built on January 12 1967 and sold to Geoffrey Hubert Sheppy by the Volkswagen dealership, Arthur Moore & Sons Ltd. in Great Whitley, Worcestershire. Geoffrey owned it from August 1 1967 all the way up to June 25 1998, when he passed away. As the Service Manager, Donald Reece, had looked after the car so well over the years since first buying the car, Geoffrey left the Beetle to him in his will. Donald Reece was now in his 70s, and only used the ’67 as a second car, until he sold it in October 1999.”

You can read the full article here.
Photos:
 Michael Whitestone

 Rob Evans '67 RHD '67 Beetle