You may be asking yourself, “why is there a mention of something other than the ’67 Beetle here?” Well, the crew over at Circle The Wagen are personal friends of 1967beetle.com. Their fantastic film about the vintage Volkswagen will be shown to the world on June 9th. You can get your tickets here. Sounds like the perfect road trip for a ’67 Beetle. Congrats guys on all your hard work; looking forward to seeing the film. Check out the trailer below.
“Circle The Wagen is a feature-length buddy/roadtrip/docu-dramedy that follows Dave, an idealistic adventurer and automotive ne’er-do-well, and his convivial co-pilot Charlie—on their journey down Route 66 in a baby blue ’72 VW bus. Through mishaps and murals, gasoline baths and breakdowns the two discover a teeming underground of vintage VW diehards willing to help save “The Croc” from the scrap heap and rally her beleaguered owner on to California.”
My beloved L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle has been in our family since it was purchased new in Phoenix. It has only been an Arizona car. It’s never been in an accident. Everything works except the wipers. (Easy fix) It has four brand-new quality tires. The original HO case engine was rebuilt less than 2,000 miles ago. It starts up immediately and runs great. The last paint job in ’04 wasn’t great and is flaking in a few spots. It has one small dent in the rear. My grandmother replaced the front seats and steering wheel.
Status: For Sale
Mileage: 89,448 Original miles
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Price: $7,000 OBO
Contact: Jim Wagner | (623) 418-5918
A quick mention about this fantastic (and very correct) ’67 Beetle engine currently being built by Matthew Boyce. 1967beetle.com will be listing the engine for sale for Matthew in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Mud flaps were originally offered as a Volkswagen dealership accessory. High quality units are a bit harder to find these days. You can always tell a cheap quality set. The VW logo isn’t formed properly, and sometimes does not even include the “W.” Our friends over at Air Cooled Accessories have some of the nicest we’ve seen.
“Please note. Unlike others available, our sets include full heavy duty mounting hardware. This means heavy gauge brackets, backing bars, and all bolts and washers to enable fitting. They weigh nearly 2KG to give you an idea of the quality.”
They are available in both white and black. If you’re in the market for a set, AAC comes highly recommended for quality air-cooled VW accessories.
Tell us about the history of your ’67 Beetle?
I’m always fascinated by the history of things. So I did some research, made calls, and pieced together a timeline of Fritzy III’s past life. Our ’67 Beetle was originally sold by Ellwood Motor Sales in Daytona, Florida. The first owner kept it until 1999, when he sold it to a guy who bought it for his wife as an anniversary gift. They split up a few years later, and she kept the beetle. She relocated and kept it stored in her garage, undriven for years. One day her mailman saw the VW and asked if she would sell it, and they agreed on a price. The car was inoperable since it had been sitting idle so long, so he had it trailered to his home where he replaced the starter, gas tank, fuel pump and carburetor, and got it running again. He intended to do more work on it, but was sidelined by a heart attack. He held onto the car, not wanting to give up on his plans to fix it up. Meantime, his friend’s 19-year-old son had taken an interest in the beetle, so the mailman sold it to him in May 2012. It wasn’t an easy decision for him, but I guess he thought this young man would make a project out of it. But as we all know, working on a 46-year-old car takes time and money … two things a college student does not have. Within a couple months, the bug was for sale. My husband happened upon it one day, and bought it for me as a surprise … one day I came home from work, and there sat Fritzy outside our garage. I’ve never been so shocked in my life! Funny thing is, not two weeks before I made the off hand comment that owning a vintage beetle was on my “bucket list.” Who says men don’t listen to their wives!