Chuck Conselyea’s ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chuck Conselyea

This quick note was submitted by reader and ’67 enthusiast Chuck Conselyea. Thank you very much for your contributions to 1967beetle.com.

Hello ’67 readers!
Here are a couple of photos of my 1967 Beetle, which I purchased about 11 years ago as a retirement gift. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed improving my bug, and of course driving it. Hardly a time goes by when I have it out on the road that people don’t give me thumbs up, pull up beside me and throw compliments my way. It’s great and I love it. The wide whites aren’t of course period correct, but everyone seems to like them. A recent addition is a roof rack from Vintage Speed. I like it.

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chuck Conselyea

I now live most of the year in Palm Springs, CA, where the weather is very conducive most the time for driving a vintage VW. Summers and some of Fall are still spent in Colorado. I drive my VW at least a couple of times a week, sometimes much more, it’s very fun to drive.

Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share my VW and a very big Thank you for you site. I thoroughly enjoy the posts!

Have a great day !
Chuck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chuck Conselyea

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chuck Conselyea

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chuck Conselyea

Featured ’67 Beetle — Chuck Conselyea

Thanks, Chuck, for sharing your ’67 with 1967beetle.com

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13 Comments

Mark

about 3 months ago

Very nice car. Just wish he had kept it original on the inside. I wonder what happened to the original seats.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 months ago

It's a fantastic car for sure. Yes, I'm not a fan of the high back seats. However, to each his own. Chuck's watching this thread and I'm sure he can answer that.

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Chuck Conselyea

about 3 months ago

Good Morning! Since I regularly drive the car here in Calfornia , I was concerned about safety, so when I had the interior redone, I used 68 highback seats and installed 3 point belts, as you may know they drive fast in CA !

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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 months ago

Chuck, Who did the restoration work?

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timm

about 3 months ago

I thought that might be the case. After you leave Hwy 111 to 10 and it gets fast! High Back seats are much better. I run a big motor in my 62 Beetle to battle the 5 Fwy here in San Diego. Oh and it's more fun!

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Ken

about 3 months ago

Nice looking Bug! really like the roof rack and the interior upgrades.

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timm

about 3 months ago

I think this is a beautiful car! The interior isn't period correct & some bits on the outside are not either but it is done with great craft. The thing I love about Beetles is that every owner does his / her own thing. VW shows can prove that point. Just walk through a California show with hundreds of Bugs and not one will be exactly like another. I love a perfectly stock Beetle but a custom Beetle done well like this one is also great to see. Nice VW Chuck! I too love those Vintage Speed racks.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 months ago

Good points, Timm. Yes, I'm a purist, but Timm is right. Each '67 is a reflection of the owner. If mine did not come from my Grandpa, I might have changed some things too. We're all in this great hobby to have fun and enjoy keeping these classics on the road.

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Richard A "Dick" Diaz

about 3 months ago

What a great job of personalization! Done with craftsmanship and you in mind! I really do like it! Ten more years to go for mine to reach that level! Dick

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Chuck Conselyea

about 3 months ago

Thank you!! I appreciate the kind remarks! Chuck

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Frank

about 3 months ago

Nice work on the old Beetle, and you just gotta' love those old white sidewalls! Classy.

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sdguero

about 3 months ago

I have a Savannah Beige '67 as well. Mine is still a little worse for wear as it sat in a field for 10 years until I towed it out last fall. I threw portawalls on mine to see if I like the white wall look... I do! :) But I hate the porta walls, mine dont sit right on the tire and I tried to glue thiem which was a mistake. Are you running Coker tires? Overall, pretty similar car to what I'm going for. Only noticable differences are my seats are low back and brown, I'm not gonna tint, I have a spline dorp in back and am gonna get a spindle kit for the front and I'm holding out for some savannah beige running board rubber. Nice car! Thanks, RYan

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Chuck Conselyea

about 3 months ago

Thanks Ryan! Good luck with on your journey with the car, if it would not that I regularly drive the car, I would have left the low back seats in place, I much prefer them, but I needed to be concerned about safety too, so went with the highbacks and three point belts - tinted windows because of the high 100 temps here in the summer- would love to change out to savannah beige running boards too! Good luck Chuck

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