’67 Volkswagen Beetle — 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
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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14 thoughts on “’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Correct Fender Beading Color Combinations

  1. 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

  2. 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!!

    • 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.


  3. 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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