Eric Shoemaker’s ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

I spend so much time focusing on tips, tutorials, classifieds, interviews, etc here at 1967beetle.com that I often forget that I, too, own a ’67 Beetle. (L620 Savanna Beige) It was originally purchased in Atlanta, GA by my Grandfather whom I love dearly. Here are some photos from a cold, foggy drive around the Alameda NAS Sunday morning.

I love this great hobby, and I’m happy to showcase so many great vintage Volkswagen stories from around the world. Keep sending those emails. If you own a ’67 Beetle, we would love to feature your vintage pride and joy here at 1967beetle.com.

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

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Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Thanks,
Eric Shoemaker

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Eric Shoemaker

I created and curate 1967beetle.com. I own and restored a 1967 VW Beetle that my Grandfather bought new. Have a question? Own an air cooled VW? Say hello!

19 Comments

mtunnell

about 11 months ago

Pretty car, Eric. Or, as we would say back in '67- "Groovy, baby!". I'm sure a lot of hard work went into it. Mark

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Thanks! It was a total labor of love. I'd do it again.. Errrr.. Ok, maybe not. 8 years.

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Tom Husband

about 11 months ago

That's beautiful! We saw your car at the Alameda Classic car show a few weekends ago and it's even more gorgeous in person. Well done!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Tom, Thanks! It sure was a fun project. Hope to see you again soon.

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Richard A. Diaz

about 11 months ago

I love this frustrating and at times expensive hobby too! Great car! I think mine is way down the road to look that good!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Richard, I totally get it. I've got over $20,000 in this one. I learned a ton doing it. Also, I created 1967beetle.com so people don't have to make the same mistakes I did. I'm always here to help.

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timm

about 11 months ago

Love your car! Thanks for supporting the VW community. VWBH™

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Timm, Thanks for being a great friend to both Amanda and I. You're awesome. #VHBW™ Photo nerd info: I just had to lighten them up a tad. It was super foggy yesterday.

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Hank Bahmer

about 11 months ago

Super nice 67. thanks

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Hank, Thank you!

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Gary Beck

about 11 months ago

Looking very nice. Love the stock look with a nice touch of accessorys. Gary

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Gary, Thanks. Looking FWD to seeing that new oil bath in your '67. :)

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Bill Treadway

about 11 months ago

IIIIIII wanna rock and roll all niiiight... and party every day! Hope part of the resto included a close inspection of the belly pan. So many memories in that car, with your Uncle Don, and your GrandPa. Great work Eric!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Too funny.

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Mike Buettell

about 11 months ago

Those engine pictures should go into a text book. That's what the 1500 looked like in 1967. See that fuel pump? Do what you need to get one (plus a back up). It solved my starting problems. Trust me, it's worth what you have to pay.

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Peter Vega

about 11 months ago

Beautiful bug Eric! Thank you for the hard work you have put in this website to make sure we have the information we need at our fingertips. I just purchased a 67 bug a few weeks ago and have already benefited greatly from the information on your site helping me return it to stock condition. Thanks again!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Peter, Thanks! Let me know if I can ever do anything for you.

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Graham

about 11 months ago

great car Eric, makes all the hard work really worth it hey. Mine is still many months to get half as good looking as yours. Keeps me in great focus to see these great cars guys.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 11 months ago

Graham, Thanks so much!

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