Correct Fender Beading Color Combinations

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Correct Fender Beading Color Combinations

Let’s talk about fender beading in regards to the ’67 Beetle. Over years of wear and tear, the correct fender beading is often times replaced with the common black version. However, you may not be aware that 1967 was a very innovative year for Volkswagen. A deluxe ’67 Beetle would originally be fitted with fender beading to match the body paint color. In the event you’re looking to bring your ’67 Beetle back to its former glory, I’ve provided the correct color combinations, as well as a chart illustrating the information. You can download below. A huge thanks to Wolfsburg West for their help with my research.

Body color                                          Fender beading color

L41 Black – Black
                               Black
L282 Lotus White                               Savanna Beige
L456 Ruby Red                                   Ruby Red
L518 Java Green                                Java Green
L620 Savanna Beige                          Savanna Beige
L633 VW Blue                                     VW Blue
L639 Zenith Blue                                Zenith Blue
L19K Yukon Yellow                            Yukon Yellow
L54 Poppy Red                                   Poppy Red

Note: Colored fender beading was only installed onto deluxe and convertible models, standard models (hardtop and sunroof) were equipped with black fender beading, regardless of the exterior paint scheme.

Color chart. Click to enlarge and download

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Correct Fender Beading Color Combinations

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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!

14 Comments

Mark Morelock

about 1 year ago

You taught me something about the beading Eric. I didn't know there was a difference between the standard and deluxe beading. My Lotus White did come with Savanna Beige. I saw a 67 Air Cleaner on The Samba this morning for $10. Looks to be in good shape, just needs restoring. Thanks for the clarification on the beading. Mark

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Mark, Thanks for reading. Oh? Email me and I'll take a look.

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Anthony Jason Warren

about 1 year ago

Forgive my ignorance on the subject (relatively new '67 owner) but what is the difference in 'deluxe" and "standard"? Thanks again for an informative article!!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

No problem! I'll let Jay chime in.

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Jody Sauvageau

about 1 year ago

Here is a good synopsis: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/dic/s.php#standard_beetle

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Anthony Jason Warren

about 1 year ago

I see the small descript for a bus but....not for a Beetle. Thanks for your time anyway!

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Anthony Jason Warren

about 1 year ago

Found it on another website. I guess all US Beetles are "Deluxe". .....The Standard Beetle was a “stripped down” model of the Beetle without almost any body or window chrome trim. In fact, the door handles, hood handles and front turn signal housings were painted, usually in grey. These were sold primarily in Europe, but available in other markets such as Canada. The Deluxe Beetle is what was primarily sold in the United States with the familiar body and window chrome moldings, door and hood handles and chromed front turn signal housings.

Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Great info!

Jay Salser

about 1 year ago

Hello, again, Anthony...After some talk amongst ourselves, I believe that the consensus is that 1967 Beetles which came from the factory directly for USA consumption were "Deluxe" models. However, Standard models have come into the USA via private importation from Canada and Europe, mainly, but also from other sources not directly destined for USA consumption. These generally are pretty scarce these days--although one will turn up now and then. Nowadays when a person in the USA speaks of a "Standard" Beetle, he usually means that the car is not a SuperBeetle. jay

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Jay, No talk of Super Beetles around here!

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Kevin morton

about 1 year ago

Eventually I'll get the zenith blue beading. I know I better not wait too long. What's harder to get? Fender beading or running board mats? Hmmm....

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Both, actually! Zenith Blue fender beading is next to impossible.

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Charlie

about 1 year ago

I am looking for L633 VW Blue beading and I am also having a difficult time.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Yes, NOS might be the only way.

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