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SOLD — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle Sunroof

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Fresh to the market here at 1967beetle.com, this is a very nice ’67 Beetle sunroof. Marie and I exchanged many emails prior to her listing. Here’s the history of this gem.

I purchased this car in 1977 from the original owner and drove it regularly from 1977 to about 1990. During that period I had the engine either rebuilt or replaced, I cannot remember which. The miles that you see are on the replaced/rebuilt engine. The car has been garaged or stored under cover from about 1988 till today.

From 1990 to about 2002 the car was driven just a few miles a year. In 2002 we replaced the floor pan, made some minor repairs and had it painted. From 2002 to 2005 it was driven locally and regularly. From 2005 to today it has been stored and driven a few miles a year.

In April 2017 we replaced the battery, the fuel line, fuel filter, and condenser. The car runs great! The brakes and sunroof need repairs.
The car has been painted several times and is in good shape with just a few chips. The floor pan has been replaced and is solid. The window gaskets have been replaced, though they need to be replaced again. There are a number of things need to be done to the interior if someone wanted to restore the car, including new seat covers, new door panels, and new headliner.

I have loved this car having owned it for 40 years. I would love to find a buyer that would love it now and restore it!

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 82,550
Location: Boston, Virginia (Near Culpeper VA)
Price: $6,500 OBO
Contact: Marie Murphy  |  540-247-5442

FOR SALE — Rare ’67 Beetle Parts

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — One Year Only Parts
In the world of ‘67 Beetle parts, we know many are rare and hard to find. Bill wrote earlier about having 1967beetle.com help with some recent gems he’s acquired. From the impossible to find rear bumper overriders to lobster claw seat belts; he’s got them.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With that, take a look at what he has for sale below. I’ll mark SOLD as they clear out. Now I’m off to take a cold shower.

Status: FOR SALE

Seat Belts: $300 obo
Rear towel bars: $200 obo
Primed rear deck lid/light cover: $350 (Updated price)

Contact: WJ Burdis  |  724-987-2390

SOLD — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle Sunroof

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Hello, ’67 Beetle community. You might have noticed that things here have been a bit quiet. My Grandpa hasn’t been feeling well; another story for another time.

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. Did I mention that this ’67 is a sunroof?!

1967 Volkswagen Beetle Classic Sunroof Sedan from Fresno California in 2010. Ruby Red with off white leatherette basket-weave interior and door panels. Headliner in excellent condition. Original 1500cc single port engine s/n # H5348568. Car runs and drives excellent with no smoke or noises. Paint is very nice, was painted around 2009 and was driven very sparingly sine then. Pictures do not do this car justice looks much nicer in person. Car has new wide white radial tires all around. Since I have owned this car I have replaced the interior seat covers and door panels with correct basket weave material, headliner was previously done when painted. Windows have been upgraded: front-ventless style, rear pop-outs. I am moving and reluctantly must sell this car.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 34,279
Location: Grand Island, NY
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Bidding on eBay

Joe Sherlock’s L41 Black ’67 Beetle

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Sent over by a reader of 1967beetle.com, Joe’s L41 Black ’67 Beetle is a keeper for sure. Don’t you agree? (Credit: Joe Sherlock)

The Keeper: Our family’s record for length of car ownership goes to our black Volkswagen Beetle sedan, which I purchased new in March 1967 and sold in June 1995. I traded my ’63 Corvette Sting Ray for it and had to put up an extra $310 to get the new Beetle.

The 1967 Volkswagen featured a larger 1493 cc. engine with 53 horsepower. It would do 0-60 mph in a little over 16 seconds. It was the first Beetle with single-unit (non-glass covered) headlights as well as backup lights in rectangular chrome pods.

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It also had a 12-volt electrical system and a dual brake system. The heater system was better than the ’63 model; the car even had a center dash defroster outlet – a feature introduced in the 1966 models. 1967 models featured push-button door locks, replacing the 1930-style swing handle found on earlier models.

Our 1967 Beetle was probably the most durable car we’ve ever had. We kept it for 28 years, the longest of any vehicle we’ve owned and registered it in four states during its time with us.
We purchased it in Pennsylvania. When we moved to New Jersey, the Beetle came with us. We brought both of our newborn kids home from the hospital in it.

I took the car on many business trips. I remember a winter drive to Agawam, MA where I gave a talk at a Society of Plastics Engineers meeting. After a few post-lecture rounds of drinks at the bar, I walked to the parking lot and found that my VW Beetle cranked so slowly that it barely started. A few minutes later, the radio announced that the local temperature was minus 22 degrees. But the little Volkswagen eventually fired up and I chugged back to my motel in the crisp snow.

We towed it across country when we moved from New Jersey to Oregon. I piloted my VW Scirocco, pulling our VW Beetle behind with a tow bar. Once we passed Chicago, I felt pretty lonely – very few ‘furrin’ cars. It seemed like every vehicle in Nebraska was a big Ford LTD. Or Chevy Caprice. Upon our arrival in Corvallis OR, the 1967 Bug was used daily for errands and such.

FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle.

FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White '67 Beetle.

Fresh to the market here at 1967beetle.com. This L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle is as unique as the vintage Volkswagen Beetle itself. There’s one item on this car that really stands out. Can you see it? Now? Look closer at the info below and join in the conversation.

Beautiful Comprehensive Restoration Throughout On This Locally Owned Beetle.

Straight, Solid Body With Excellent Panel Fit. Refinished In Cream White And All New Weatherstripping. Excellent Glass And Stainless Moldings. Immaculate Stock Red Interior With An Added Audivox AM-FM-Cassette Stereo And Underdash CB Radio. “BZ” Code 1600cc 4 Cylinder Engine With Stock Intake And Exhaust. 4 Speed Manual Transmission. Stock Style Steel Wheels With Chrome Hub Caps.

All The VIN#’s Match On The Floor, Tag And Title.

Very Well Restored Car That Runs Strong And Drives Tight.

Status: For Sale
Mileage: Unknown
Location: Renton, Washington,
Price: $12,500
Contact: 425-228-2277 | Memory Lane Motors