’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Jack Nicholson

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Jack Nicholson

Here is an interesting piece of vintage Volkswagen history from a legendary actor known around the world. In the ’60s, Jack Nicholson drove a L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert.

Photography: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Jack Nicholson

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Jack Nicholson

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14 thoughts on “’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Jack Nicholson

  1. Note the unusual (for year ’67 Beetle Sedans) placement of the radio antenna! Did ‘Verts not have the placement where the Sedans did? I’m not conversant with the Convertibles to this point. jay

  2. Whoops! I think that i have answered my own question (see above). I went to TheSamba.com and viewed a number of ’67 ‘Verts–none had the factory radio hole by the windshield. All antennas, if the car had one (in the photos which I viewed) were mounted on either the right or left cowling as in earlier years. I wonder, now, what hindered making the mounting hole next to the windshield. Or–if VW simply used the basic Convertible body shell from earlier years? What!? jay

  3. As the owner of a 1967 Yukon Yellow Beetle convertible, I found the article quite interesting. An interesting addition to the story of Jack Nicholsons convertible is that this was the car used in Cheech and Chongs movie Up In Smoke!!! Lou Adler the movies producer and Jack were long time friends. If you watch “Up in Smoke” you will see that the car even has the same license plate on it as in the Nicholson pictures.

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