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Rich Tegge’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Tell us about the history of your ’67 Beetle?
I grew up with a beetle. Mom had a ’68 savannah beige auto stick she bought brand new. I was born in ’73 so my earliest memories include that VW. We moved to Florida in 1988 and left the VW behind. 20 years of Wisconsin winters and road salt had taken its toll. No matter what, vintage cars remained in my blood.

The story of my beetle starts in Sarasota, FL. In the spring of 1990. I was 16 and just got my driver license about a month before. I was working in the front yard when I heard this god awful racket of a car ripping down the street. It was white with a patina of reddish surface rust, red late-model doors, no bumpers, and a loud, aftermarket exhaust. I could tell it was a ’67 from front fenders. About two minutes later it flew down the street again. All I could think was “COOL!”

An hour later I was walking around the block and saw this beetle sitting in the front yard of a house. It had a FOR SALE sign in the window. I stopped and talked to the owner. His name was Herb Burgart. I ended up working out a deal to buy the car. A few weeks later she was mine! Herb had to drive the car to my house because I couldn’t drive stick.

Fast FWD. One day on my way home the beetle started to spit and sputter. I looked in the rear view mirror only to see flames. I grabbed a fire extinguisher and quickly handled the situation. As it turned out, the pressed fitting on my fuel pump fell out. The fuel filter was actually still intact, just melted a little. All in all, no real damage. Whew!

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Kevin Gabor

Another fantastic example of an L620 Savannah Beige ’67 Beetle, freshly listed here at 1967beetle.com. Kevin is a personal friend and I know it’s bitter sweet to see this gem go.

I’ve owned this car since 2012. It has rarely been driven and stays garaged all the time. I bought it from someone who rarely drove it who purchased it from someone who stored it un driven for over 10 years. This car runs and drives perfectly, it has not been restored and there is no rust underneath. It does appear to have been painted at least once. The paint job is pretty good and there is only 1 over spray discoloration on the drivers door by the lower door hinge. There are 2 small areas that have been touched up with primer on the front right fender and on the drivers window channel. These are both hard to see unless you know to look for them.

The original Sapphire V radio is present and does not work. The back up lights do not work either but are present and original. The engine block is stamped HO which makes it correct for the year of production. The fuel pump is after market but I’ve kept it on the engine because it works fine. I do have the correct rebuilt VW fuel pump for the car still in a bag ready to install if needed. Fenders, bumpers, most of the glass and all other major components to the car appear to be original factory parts for this 1967. The spare tire appears to be a late 1960’s spare and looks beautiful in the trunk which is in great condition. The headliner and interior are in very good condition and shows very little wear. I’ve won several awards for this beetle at car shows around the Chattanooga area. It will be hard find a 1967 beetle in this good of condition.

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 29,969
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Price: $9,000, OBO (Updated price)
Contact: Kevin Gabor  |  (423)-544-6886

Featured ’67 Beetle — Kevin Gabor

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: $10,500 OBO
Contact: Jaime Munana   |  206-9311-967

SOLD — 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
: SOLD
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.