Eric Shoemaker Posts

SQL Server Crash – We’re Back

Hello, 1967beetle.com community.
You may have noticed the other day that some things around here were just not quite right. We had a SQL server crash that appeared to take the entire site down. While I’m still not 100% sure of the cause, I’m happy to say we’re back up and running. (Pun intended) From the crash, I realized the vast amount of data 1967beetle.com has collected over the past 9 years. So many stories, classifieds, and friendships that span the globe.

We’re here for all ’67 Beetle owners. Keep those stories & memories of these special cars coming. Thanks to all those that emailed to check in.

Eric Shoemaker  |  Co-Founder
Lane Russell • The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
eric@lanerussell.com  |  Lanerussell.com

Michael Young’s L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

The almighty Jay Salser of 1967beetle.com had been going back and forth with Michael in regards to his amazing L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle. You know this car, and have too most likely seen it in the past. If not, you’ve dreamed about it a time or two. (I know I have) In his own words.

This is a 1967 Volkswagen Deluxe Beetle Sedan VIN 117651175. The Beetle was manufactured April 21st 1967 in Wolfsburg Germany. The Beetle was originally purchased by Helen Eisele of Columbus, Ohio on May 23, 1967. She purchased it from the now closed Davidson-Green Volkswagen dealership located on the east side of Columbus, Ohio. Helen traded in a 1949 Chevy for $125 dollars to allow her to purchase the Beetle. I purchased the Beetle from then 78 year old Helen, on August 29, 1983 with 21,994 miles on the odometer. Helen was forced to sell the car because she could no longer push in the clutch pedal due to hip issues. The current mileage is 22,777. I purchased the Beetle when she was 16 years old and she just turned 50 this past April 21st 2017. I have clocked less than 800 miles on her over the past 34 years. She is very original including the original tires and new unused original spare tire.

The following is a list of parts that have been replaced or rebuilt since the car was manufactured in April of 1967. Some of these parts were replaced before I purchased it and some were replaced by me over the last 34 years.

SOLD – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle


East Coast pal, Chris Vallone’s L620 savanna beige ’67 has actually been featured here at 1967beetle.com a few times during its restoration process. This car originally came to Chris as a true time capsule. During the restoration, Chris added his own flair and style to the interior with close attention to detail. The car is now for sale again! It’s a very respectable example of what many consider the best year of the VW Beetle; 1967.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: N/A
Location: Congers, NY
Price: $26,750
Contact: Chris Vallone  |  845.290.9900  |  Shop location

Julian Stewart’s L633 VW Blue ’67 Beetle

Another fascinating ’67 vintage Volkswagen Beetle story. This one comes from a reader of 1967beetle.com across the pond. Like my own ’67, it’s heart warming to hear stories of original owners and their relationship with their old VWs. After all, they don’t call it the “small wonder” for nothing.

Photos, video and more on this great story here. © Jil Mcintosh

“Purchased on June 23, 1967, the little Beetle came to $2,322.85: a base price of $1,998, plus a $100 sunroof, $85 radio, and $14.95 for rustproofing, a $15 license fee and five per cent sales tax. Stewart estimates it’s worth about $20,000 today.

Montreal’s Expo 67 exhibition was the big draw in Canada’s centennial year, and Stewart drove it there. The following year, he and his wife Margaret took it to Los Angeles for a vacation, travelling mostly along Route 66. The trip covered 7,600 miles (12,231 km) and cost $76 in fuel.”

FOR SALE – L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Beetle


Sent over by a reader of 1967beetle.com, this is a respectable L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Beetle. As we all know, a “correct” car is getting harder and harder to come by these days. It would not take much at all to make this vintage Volkswagen perfect. What do you guys think? Join in the conversation below.

Info from the seller.
This Florida based 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a neat car, very stock overall. It features quite a bit of originality. It has been very nicely detailed up and shows very well indeed.

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: N/A
Location: Florida
Price: $25,000, OBO
Contact: Randy  |  951-767-1600