Gary Beck’s ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Not long ago, I put an ad on 1967beetle.com looking for a clean L639 Zenith Blue ’67 sunroof. I thought the odds of finding one was a long shot to say the least. Well, as it turns out a reader from 1967beetle.com emailed me a said, “he had a nice one he might sell with only one prior owner.”

Wow, what are the odds of that?! Anyway, the next day I drove out from Southern California to the land of enchantment (Arizona) to check this ’67. It was great, just what I was looking for. (Rust free and accident free) Bret and I came up with a price for the car and I had it shipped back home to California.

Since I’ve had the car, I brought it to my painter in Redlands, CA and had him take everything apart and repaint the car the original color Zenith Blue. Then I took the bug to Lenny Copp at West Coast Classic in Fullerton, CA for an all new interior. Here are some photos of my pride and joy.

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Featured ’67 Beetle — Gary Beck

Thanks 1967beetle.com for the help on finding this car, and thanks to Bret for selling it.

- Gary Beck

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

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33 Comments

Mike Buettell

about 10 months ago

That is one very nice looking car!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

It's probably one of the best Zenith Blue '67 Beetles I've seen! Gary, do you plan on replacing the fuel pump with a German unit?

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Gary Beck

about 10 months ago

I do have an NOS one that I will install some day.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

Very nice. This car is simply fantastic.

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timm

about 10 months ago

Sweet Ride! Love this color and nice job on the resto. I know the interior is awesome if Lenny did the work!

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Rachel

about 10 months ago

Wow! What a beauty. There's one thing missing tho......... What's her name? You have to name her!! LOL. Enjoy your car, it's just beautiful.

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Mark

about 10 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous Gary. Beautiful car. Wish I could buy it from you. Mark

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john m. poirier

about 10 months ago

Congrats Gary! May you enjoy many this beauty for many years to come! Good choice on the license plate.

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Graham

about 10 months ago

one very envious reader from Perth, this is a real beaut, take care of her.

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Russ

about 10 months ago

Well done. Ditto on the fuel pump. Bumpers look nice, are they Wolfsburgs?

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Gary Beck

about 10 months ago

The front bumper is a Wolfsburg West bumper.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

The best. The rear looks OG by the over rider curvature. One year only goodness.

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Dave Knowling

about 10 months ago

That's a beautiful 67. Congratulations! If you ever want to sell it, I'm your guy. It would look good next to my white 64 out here in Illinois.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

I think he wants to give it to meeee.

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Gary Beck

about 10 months ago

The thing is I have about $20,000 invested in this car now.

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Mark

about 10 months ago

It is worth every dime of $20K

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matthewjohnkeen

about 10 months ago

Nice clean lines there, I like the running board rubbers, period accessory or factory option? Keep an eye on the braided fuel lines with the increasing ethanol content in fuels. Very nice car.

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Gary Beck

about 10 months ago

Thanks for the tip on the ethanol, I'll watch for that. The running boards are the NOS color that originally came on the car and the fender beading is NOS Zenith Blue beading.

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Luiz Antonio Paíga

about 10 months ago

Halo Eric, How much this car? I want to buy one for import to Brazil. Thank you

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

Luiz, The car isn't for sale. You'd have to talk to Gary.

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matthewjohnkeen

about 10 months ago

What tyres are you running there Gary?

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Gary Beck

about 10 months ago

Tires are the BF Goodrich 3/4" radial white walls.

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matthewjohnkeen

about 10 months ago

Nice tire, pricey but nice :)

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

Also... Here's another one of Gary's past cars. Fantastic quality. http://1967beetle.com/lotus-white-67

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Steve Parker

about 10 months ago

Georgous car Gary and almost a carbon copy of my car! The only thing I don't have is the whitewalls. The really spooky thing is my licence plate is also "peoples car" only spelt PPLS KR. Wierd huh?

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Gary Beck

about 10 months ago

That's cool, I would love to see some photos.of it. Vwbeck@gmail.com

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steve parker

about 5 months ago

Hi Gary. Finally uploaded some shots of my bug, check it out! Steve Parker.

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Nathan

about 5 months ago

Where?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

I was going to ask the same.

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juanherrera638401932

about 10 months ago

Really nice car, its the dream come true. Congratulations.

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Jim Ratto

about 10 months ago

Very very nice car.

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Tim

about 10 months ago

Hey Gary: I would like to paint or dye my black running boards to match the body of my Zenith Blue 67 beetle. How did you dye yours?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 10 months ago

Tim, I connected you guys over email. Let me know if you need more help.

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