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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Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

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timm

about 4 years ago

Awesome! VW history.

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Doug Anders

about 4 years ago

One of your best articles yet!

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Eric

about 4 years ago

Thanks! I thought it was interesting.

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Jody Sauvageau

about 4 years ago

"All work and no VW makes Jack a dull boy"

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Eric

about 4 years ago

I've read he still has this car! Love it.

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Greg Minuskin

about 4 years ago

Wow! What a photo essay; what puzzles me though is "who took these photos??"

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Eric

about 4 years ago

Photo credit noted above. "Photography: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images."

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Greg Minuskin

about 4 years ago

Life Magazine, nice! Was driving my car today; got two offers for the car, one guy pulled $2,000 out of his pocket as a deposit!

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Doug Anders

about 4 years ago

Amazing. Don't sell it!

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Jay Salser

about 4 years ago

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

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Jay Salser

about 4 years ago

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

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Eric

about 4 years ago

Bingo!

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Norbert Axtmann

about 4 years ago

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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Eric

about 4 years ago

Funny, I heard about this! I also heard Jack still owns this '67.

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jimmy tillitt

about 3 months ago

Nobody ever offers to buy my 67 bug. seems 25 years ago I would have had notes on my windshield.

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