My ’67 Beetle Posts

FOR SALE — David Brown’s ’67 Standard-Standard Beetle

Hey, Jay and David! This gem baffles me, and just proves there’s such a deep history with the ’67 Beetle. Let’s see what our readers have to say. Please join in the conversation below. -ES

Readers continue to amaze us as they send photos and specifications for their 1967 Beetles from around the World. The Deluxe Model came almost exclusively to USA Dealerships. We in America are most familiar with these cars.

But there are right-hand drive ‘67s, with variations, in other countries. These could have the 1500, the 1300 and even the 1200cc engines plus many variations of fenders, interiors and so forth. Not only so, but left-hand drive ’67s for some countries could have 1500, 1300 or 1200cc engines with many variations of interiors and exteriors. Perhaps Australian ‘67s have the most bizarre combinations of early and later traits.

Then, there is David Brown’s 1967 Beetle. David calls his Beetle a Standard-Standard. The term “standard” is reserved for the non-Deluxe Beetle. Meaning that engines and interiors, as well as exteriors, would be less refined.

FOR SALE — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

cw_800Fresh on the market here at, this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle is a nice find. One owner cars are getting harder and harder to come by. It would not take that much to make this one perfect.

“A true one owner car. It’s never been out of the state of California. All numbers matching , runs and drive great. Don’t miss out on this ’67 VW bug, which we all know is the best year ever made.”

Status: For Sale
Mileage: 77,000
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Price: $17,990
Contact: (760) 458-6777

Ara Aghamalian’s ’67 Beetle

Ara Aghamalian's ’67 BeetleI purchased this car a few months ago from a guy that is a collector. He bought it from the original family that owned in here in LA.

I originally went to see a Zenith Blue he had, (he only bought ’67 bugs) but that didn’t have the history or originality of this one. The car has all the records going back to when it was sold in 1966, and is largely original with the vast majority of it’s ’67 only parts intact (except the generator/carb/coil/cap). It drives great and goes an indicated 80 as long as there are no strong winds!

My office is only a mile away from home and I drive the bug everyday (VW-Audi Design is across the street how appropriate). I do also drive my ’71 2002 for weeks at a time, and when it’ s too hot I drive my normal car (’06 cayman s).

The bug is the first air cooled car I’ve owned, and really my first vw. I’ve historically been a BMW/Porsche guy with a bunch of miatas thrown into the mix. But, I decided every car guy should own a bug at some point so here I am! If you have any more questions or need more info just let me know.

Best Regards,
Ara Aghamalian

The Correct ’67 Beetle Distributor

The Correct '67 Beetle DistributorThe Distributor of choice for the 1967 Beetle is the 113-905-205K.

The 205K distributor’s advance is operated by a single vacuum. A tube on the vacuum canister is connected to a metal vacuum tube by a short length of vacuum hose. At the other end of the metal tube it is connected also by a short length of vacuum hose to the driver’s side brass vacuum inlet of the 30 Pict-1 (VW 105-1) Carburetor.

The metal tube is configured with a loop (like a large upside-down letter U) at the top at the vacuum port of the carburetor. This is to discourage any gasoline residual from being aspirated into the vacuum canister.

Here’s a little history of the evolution of the metal vacuum tube.

Into December, 1961, only a braided hose connected the vacuum canister directly to the carburetor. This was remedied during the month of December, 1961, with a kit supplied by or installed by VW dealerships. This kit was unusual in that a metal tube, formed into a loop as a complete circle, was connected by a 40mm length of braided hose to the carburetor vacuum tube and, at the bottom end, by a 40mm length of braided hose to the vac canister. This was to be a permanent installation.

VW installed a circular loop with one long end (to the vac canister) and one short end. (to the carburetor)

The Correct '67 Beetle Distributor
As well, there was a “service installation” which was a metal tube formed into a complete circle-loop which was an abbreviated version of the above metal tube. This tube was short on either end. It was to be installed on previous years as a replacement for cars which were fitted only with the braided hose. 40mm was cut from the existing braided hose and the metal tube-loop was inserted between the longer end and the 40mm piece.

My ’67 Beetle — Rock And Roll All Night

My '67 Beetle — Bill Treadway

As everyone probably knows by now, I own my Grandfather’s very original L620 savanna beige ’67 Beetle. Bill Treadway neighbored my family when I was a child. Just recently, he found me because of He sent the above photo, and illustrated quite the story about my ’67 Beetle’s alleged wild past. If you look in the background, you’ll notice my ’67 in all its glory. At that time, it was only 1-year-old!