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FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle


Just listed for sale here at 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. Info from the seller, who’s also a reader of (Thank, you for following us!)


I’m the original owner of this 67 Bug bought in Fresno, California in August of ‘67. It’s been my daily driver until a few years ago when I retired. Now my wife and I are planning a move to England and I can’t take it with me. Too bad, I thought they’d bury me in it. It’s been a California car except for three years when I lived in Utah.

I think it probably has around 400,000 miles on it but, honestly, the odometer broke about 25 years ago and I never replaced it. In the 80’s I installed a 1600cc engine and it’s been very dependable. It drips a little oil, the brakes and clutch will need adjusting. The electrics work with the exception of the radio. It had a paint job (same color) and also the entire pan was replaced in the 90’s so not much rust. A ding on the front left fender and on the roof above the rear window (Ran into a garage door before it completely opened)

Tom Husband

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: ?
Location: San Jose, CA
Price: $4,500 OBO
Contact: Tom  |  (408) 724-5415

’67 Volkswagen Beetle – Insurance Coverage

IMG_0965We have a reader of that’s currently dealing with an insurance issue. I’d like some feedback from the ’67 Beetle community on this topic, as I know he currently has some struggles getting an agreed value for the car. We all know that these gems are rising in value each year. Your comments will help document for future readers. What’s your ’67 Beetle insured for? Have you had insurance issues in the past? Let’s keep it to facts, if possible.

I had a back fire which caused fire on my baby. Fortunately, the fire department was close by and no damage to engine; just parts as seen in pictures. I had comprehensive insurance with _ _ _ _ and they are evaluating value of VW bug before fire at $4,000 and repairs at $2,500. I need help to evaluate value and cost of repairs. If ratio of cost of repairs divided by value of bug is greater then 70% then considered a loss. The purpose of comprehensive insurance was to be able to restore her.

Chris Vallone’s L000 ’67 Beetle (Update)

An update from the earlier mention of our good friend Chris Vallone’s ’67 Beetle build. I need to catch up with him, but I believe he’s going the correct ’67 L518 Java Green. It looks like the build is coming along nicely.

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.

Gavin LaMaide’s (Show Winning) ’67 Beetle

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Editors note: Sorry for the delay here at We are finally moved back to our hometown of Atlanta, GA and are slowly coming back online. There are boxes and VW parts everywhere! It’s a huge mess. In fact, my own ’67 Beetle is resting in my Dad’s garage until I have time to make room for it at our new (very very old) house. Thanks, Gavin for the article.

Hello 1967,

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a Fall Festival Car Show. I was ready to go the night before washing, waxing, and taking care of little things I thought would earn accolades from the judges. The next morning it looked as if it would be a beautiful fall day —in fact I’d say it was perfect! I got to the event early, 8:15am and already I was the twenty second car to register. The registration booth volunteers were tense as several parking volunteers had not shown up. In any case they had to make room for 100+ cars.

I quickly realized I had just entered a car show featuring muscle cars and very expensive modified cars from the 30’s & 40’s. These cars were perfect! I honestly felt as if I was in the midst of a Barrett-Jackson sanctioned event! A few of the cars were for sale like a 69’ Camaro for $19,500. I watched as more and more cars poured in and some John Deere tractors as well, sharing the day at the show. I walked around and realized my 67’ was not only the lone Beetle, it was the only Volkswagen at the show…

It was a fun and delightful group of participants. Shaking hands, sharing greetings and testosterone driven discussion of the 442, posi traction hot rod stuff you would expect.

The show wore on. One gentleman in particular walked up to the ol’ bug with a big huge smile and said, “I used to sell these back in the day…I haven’t seen a 67’ like this since I left the dealership!” He proceeded to verbalize the list of one-year parts. He new his stuff. He even made it a point to lift the deck lid and check if the latch dust cover was there! I could hear this guy thinking, recalling his long lost youth. It was so much fun to reminisce with him.

Dimitris Razis ’67 Beetle – An Autumn Drive

As I’ve said before, if not for the ’67 Beetle community around the world would not be such a success. Thanks to all contribute their ’67 Beetle stories. Here’s one from Dimitris Razis in Greece. Sit back and enjoy.

It’s been some time since we spoke. I am sending you a short film I made. It is from an nice little Autumn drive I did last Saturday around the Athen’s suburbs with my ‘67 Beetle. I hope you enjoy it!