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’67 Volkswagen Beetle Hubcaps

Hello, ’67 Beetle community. I wanted to share a great tech tip style video from our good friend, Chris Vallone over in NY. As some may know, we (Lane Russell) do offer the correct hubcaps for your ’67 Beetle. Installing them the right way is equally important. Nothing is more frustrating than dented hubcaps.

Of course, we are here to help if needed. Please comment below if we can do anything for you.

SOLD — ’67 Beetle Engine

Hello, ’67 Beetle community. Up for sale is a later year engine built to correct specs for the ’67. (As close as possible) Feel free to comment to Steve with questions.

I have a “period correct” style 1967 beetle engine. The long block was assembled by a vw enthusiast. It is an German H case dated for ’69 the stamp; H5773312 (the next best thing) I personally sourced all the era correct parts and all engine tin. It has correct carb and distributor. Had the heater boxes blasted and powder coated they function well. The thermostat is present and works.  As you ’67 guys know lots of time and money went into this build however it was a blast putting it together! It’s ready to built up to your 1967 beetle!

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 0
Price: $3,000.00, OBO
Contact: Steve Predmore  |  209-204-4077

SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Fresh to the market here at 1967beetle.com. What can I say? This L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle is fantastic! It’s rare that we see cars restored the right way. A special attention to detail was taken on this gem.

Info from the seller below, who did let us know that 1967beetle.com and Lane Russell were a “huge help” in him being able to get the small details right. (Huge, humble smile) We thank you! Who’s going to take this one home?

The case was machined to within recommend tolerances. O.E.M Heads..new valves, guides ect. 1600 pistons/cyl…New clutch assembly…Complete new braking system. All new interior is from TMI, except seats. back seat is original, front seats have TMI covers put on in the 80’s I just cleaned them up. Front windshield has some pits, wiper rub. Pop out side windows.

All paint is PPG…small area under battery was replaced retaining the original hold downs. Original front and rear aprons, left rear fender was replaced in the 70’s new battery. NO RUST..My car was bought new and lived its life in the San Francisco bay area!!! (I am fourth owner) Valve adjustments, tune-ups, oil changes done by a vw shop, major work by the VW dealer…I have a number of receipts, and previous California DMV registrations.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 263,783
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Bidding on eBay

Dean Kirsten’s L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert

In the world of vintage VWs, there are so many special people that make this hobby what it is. Dean Kirsten is one of them. A former writer of Hot VWs Magazine, he reached out to share this very special story of his L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert. It’s an honor. The ’67 Beetle community thanks you!

I would like to share my 1967 convertible with your readers. I found this VW in Naples, Florida after many years of looking for just the right vehicle that wasn’t in need of a lot of repair, or wasn’t fully restored. The more original, the better. After looking at nine ’67 convertibles all over the country, I came across this one just before it went up for sale. Randy Carlson knew I was looking for a very nice ’67 and figured this VW was a good match with my needs. I purchased this ’67 from a dozen photos, and several long phone conversations with the owner. But hearing that he was very ill and his days were numbered, I made the hard decision to take a chance and bought it without seeing it in person. Two weeks later, the car arrived in Costa Mesa, CA, and got my first close up look at what I bought. It drove like a dream, and I was more than pleased with its condition. Three days later, the former owner died of cancer.

This Yukon Yellow convertible was built on June 8, 1967 according to its birth certificate from the factory. It was shipped out of Osnabrueck, Germany on the 9th, and docked into the U.S. in Duluth, Minnesota. From there, it was trucked to Pray Automotive in Greenwich, Connecticut, where it was sold to Rev. Michael Kendall of Waterbury, CT. at the end of June. He used this car for one year, and then sold it to Clifford Swanson on July, 8, 1968, also of Waterbury. Clifford and his wife Elinore owned it until July 15, 2001, where it was sold to George Limnois, who I bought it from on February 6, 2013.

The first owner was a minister who got married and was expecting their first child, so they sold the VW for a larger car. Clifford and Elinore drove this car approximately 90,000 miles. In 1978, they had the exterior repainted and replaced both front fenders with Mexican replacements. During the 33 years they owned it, they never crashed it, and always kept in the garage and only drove it sparingly. Even with two children and various dogs, the top, headliner, boot, rear seat, mats, door panels and rear carpeting are still 100% original! I replaced the two front covers due to the driver’s seat had been patched poorly. I had Lenny Copp of West Coast Classic Restorations do the special request seat covers with proper heat seams and dimensions. He also made up a new gray German carpeting section for the front only.

Prior to the third owner getting ill, George had Monkey Nut in Charlotte, NC, do a detail and re-ring job to the original engine. To date, that HO engine case has never been split, as the pistons were/are 83mm VWs, rod bearings are still original, and cylinder heads have been only cleaned up. While the top end was being freshen up, the transaxle was removed and rebuilt by Mike Gagnier of Troutman, NC. Monkey Nut also went through the brakes, pedals and rear Z-bar. This engine has all the correct parts including the plug-in style generator, short coil with Bosch logo bracket, 30PICT 105-code carburetor with air cleaner support bracket, K-code distributor, Pierburg fuel pump, VW clamps, latch dust cover and so on.

Happy Birthday – Jay Salser

Jay Salser
I’d like to take a moment to shine light on one of the greatest vintage Volkswagen enthusiast in our hobby today; Jay Sasler of Garland, Texas. His contributions to 1967beetle.com are enjoyed by readers all over the world. Also, his knowledge and years of experience with vintage Volkswagens is second to none. Also, it was recently his birthday!

Jay didn’t want me to post a mention of this, but I feel the vintage VW community needs to celebrate. Like me, he does not like to be in the spotlight. 1967beetle.com is about the best year vintage Volkswagen. Without his knowledge it would not be what it is today. As Lane Russell has grown, I’ve had less and less time to focus on articles.

Has Jay helped you with your ’67 Beetle? (I bet he has!) If so, chime in below and give thanks.