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FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

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We have a fantastic L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle for sale. This car has been well cared for and it shows. It’s too bad the Lane Russell garage is full, as I’d love to call this car my own. Jaime is a personal friend of 1967beetle.com.

This is a 1967 Beetle Classic, “One year only” for many items, or shall I say “First and Last year for many items. It was the first year Volkswagen would convert from 6 volts to 12 volts, it was the first year they installed the pop up locks on the doors, it was the first year they installed reverse lights, it was the first year they changed the front head lamps from the traditional dome like shape to the now flat like shape, it was the first year the chrome moldings were designed thinner, it was the first year they changed driver side mirror from round to pear like shape, the engine went from a 1300 cc to a 1500 cc. It was the last year you would see the chrome over rider bumpers, the first and last year they installed a 1500 engine, the last year you would see the reverse lights exposed separately, even the interior got a face lift by adding a new dash.

I bought my car in 2011, the color is Zenith Blue L639 It had the original engine in it when I first bought it, but It had already been rebuilt by someone else in 98 and they did not use any case savers so I could not use the same case when I rebuilt my engine. I just rebuilt it last summer and have been enjoying it ever since. I built it from the original stock 1500 to the now stock 1600 engine using many of the original parts that I could salvage and restore. It has 142,461 original miles on the vehicle but only 1429 on the newly rebuilt engine. There is no rust on the vehicle. I have the Original Instruction and Maintenance Manual that came with the vehicle along with the Maintenance Card. In it, are documented the stamp seals of when the car first arrived from Germany and was inspected at the dealership, the very first maintenance and oil change to the vehicle and including the last documented oil change stamp seal from Auburn Volkswagen after I purchased the vehicle. I have the vehicles Birth Certificate and all the receipts as well. I added five new tires 165R15 B.F. Goodrich 3/4 inch white wall steel belted radial tires from Coker Tire, new struts. I have many extra parts that will go with the sale of vehicle such as two extra sets of lobster claw seat belts, all the original hubcaps, tail lenses, beauty rings, trim rings, sapphire speakers still in the box and original jack. The previous owner said someone backed into the passenger side door and he had it replaced, but never repainted properly. It has a few dings here and there but nothing major. The title is clean and is currently under collector status.

I really don’t want to sell the car, but I also don’t have the time or the money to keep adding to the vehicle at this moment so, I would like to see the vehicle go to someone who can appreciate these cars! I am not interested in any trades, however, “I will consider all offers”, and please no tire kickers. Buyer will be responsible for shipping, however, I can help coordinate if necessary. The Mr.Bubblehead license plate frames will not be included, but I will replace them with a different frame.

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 142,661
Location: Burien, Washington
Price: $11,000 OBO
Contact: Jaime Munana   |  206-9311-967

FOR SALE — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

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Fresh to the market here at 1967beetle.com, we have a really nice L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle for sale. I love seeing a stock vintage VW. We all know these gems are going up in value each year. Here’s the info we have from the seller. Please reach out to him with any questions. Let’s help this ’67 Beetle find the new home it deserves.

History of the Bug as I know it. It’s been in Colorado since at least the early 80’s possibly longer.  I purchased the vehicle from a retired engineer who owned it for many years.  He took care of it meticulously doing the majority of the maintenance himself.   I have tried to maintain it the same fashion.  I have owned it from 2013.   The engine has been rebuilt, but I do not have the paperwork.  It is I believe the original  H case.  This is an early 67  manufactured in Nov/Dec 1966. This bug is fun to drive.  Transmission shifts smoothly and brakes work well. Tires show little wear. It is dependable. I often drive this vehicle on 100 mile round trips to Denver for work.  It keeps up with traffic easily!   It is not a show car, but would be a great candidate for full restoration or leave it just how it is.

Status
: For Sale
Mileage: 132,931
Location: Colorado
Price: $9,000
Contact: John Abernathy  |  720-837-9591

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FOR SALE — NOS ’67 Beetle Bubblehead Frames

NOS '67 Beetle Bubblehead Frames
Hello, ’67 Beetle community. As you know, we continue to search all over the world for unique ’67 Beetle parts. Finally, after over a year we’ve sourced a very limited number of NOS ’67 Beetle Bubblehead Frames for your vintage VW. They can be purchased individually or as a set of two.

Shop Now — 1967 Beetle Shop
How many times have you been asked, “What year is that vintage Volkswagen?” These genuine NOS Bubblehead frames mount to the license plates of your vintage Volkswagen. Let the world know you’re proudly driving a 1967 Beetle. Again, quantities are very limited.

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