My ’67 Beetle – The Beginning

It’s been over 6 years since I began my restoration. I had no idea I’d get so interested and become so passionate about this great hobby.

Self, 1967 VW

This photo was taken shortly after I got the car from my grandfather. Look at the blackened, charred decklid. He had a fire in the early 90s. Also, I still have no idea why the area inside the engine lid was painted black. I’ve since had it repainted the correct L620, Savannah beige. It sometimes amazes me that the car is still surviving today.

Grandpa's 1967 VW Beetle

Here’s a quick snap from the day I went to pick up the car. My grandfather wanted to make sure the brakes were safe. Look at all the clutter in the front trunk area. You’d be AMAZED at some of the old junk I found. I accidentally threw away the original tire jack. Live and learn.

I am, however, very proud that he did keep the original bill of sale and all documents. Don’t worry, I make sure these items are kept in a very safe, cool place!

Records book for 1967 VW

Owners manual for 1967 VW

Owners manual for 1967 VW

Owners manual for 1967 VW

1967 VW bill of sale!

1967 VW bill of sale!

Thanks Grandpa. I love you!

Happy 91th Birthday Grandpa!

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

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