Listed for our friends over at BaT, this L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle is an example of period correct along with a few modern upgrades. Also, SB12 Headlights! Who’s going to make an offer?
This 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is a restored example powered by a 1600cc dual-port flat-four paired to a 4-speed manual. Purchased in 2015, the seller has carefully finished the restoration by addressing originality details, and has driven it 3k miles since completion. The body was restored and painted in original Zenith Blue previously and shows well with good chrome. The restored interior is in very nice condition with fresh German materials and a working original Sapphire V radio. A complete tune up was just done which also included an oil change, valve adjustment, a Pertronix ignition, and new alternator. It comes with books, receipts from the seller’s ownership, transferable California black plates, and a clean Oregon title.
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
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.
Hello, ’67 Beetle community.
As we mentioned in an earlier thread, our good friend Chris Vallone over at Classic VW Bugs in NY has just finished restoring a ’67 Beetle. (Over 80 photos!) This car is a gem and just sold! Here’s a short video of it heading to TX. Congrats, Chris.
This car was found in North NJ in mid 2012. It’s rock solid, and needed very little body work. This is a numbers matching Body, Chassis, Motor, ’67 Beetle.
Like many ’67 Beetle owners around the world, Becky is a friend of 1967beetle.com. Jay and I gave her advice when she was first considering this car. It’s a gem with a history that would make any vintage VW owner proud. Unrestored cars like this are rare. In her own words.
To my knowledge everything is original. Had not been “restored”. Originally from Arkansas, I purchased the car from Arizona.
I am the 3rd owner. 60k miles, said to be original but of course no proof of that although when I purchased the car the title did read 56,000 actual miles. One cool thing is I have the original owner’s gasoline log and mileage tracking as well as his original school faculty parking sticker on the rear window from 1967.
The interior is excellent and original with the exception of the original floor carpet which is very worn in some places. The seats are in excellent condition. No tears in the headliner. Original glass windshield. Correct wiper arms and blades.
I have done a few repairs since purchasing the car in March of 2014. I replaced the carburetor (30 pict-1) and fuel pump. The front end was rebuilt by Kustom CoachWerks out of grand junction. Rebuilt brakes as well. The paint is original and has that beautiful patina! A previous owner has rougly touched up areas on the rear fenders. The body is in great condition with very little rust, but the rear fenders have quite a few dings. See photos.
The running boards are blue to match the car, not the typical black. Original rain guards above the windows. Bambus interior tray. See photos.
Car runs great for being 50 years old. It always starts right up. I do think there is a possible fuel pressure issue though. Original radio, works! The interior lights work.
I have the original seat belts, but I did add newer ones so that death didn’t loom every time I drove.
Heater works. Reverse lights are not hooked up. The rubber weatherstripping needs replaced on the entire car. I always keep the car in the garage from November to June.
I am selling because I’m moving to South America and need to be practical. But I love it, it’s been a joy to drive and I’ll be happy to see it go to a new human.