Julian Stewart’s L633 VW Blue ’67 Beetle

Another fascinating ’67 vintage Volkswagen Beetle story. This one comes from a reader of 1967beetle.com across the pond. Like my own ’67, it’s heart warming to hear stories of original owners and their relationship with their old VWs. After all, they don’t call it the “small wonder” for nothing.

Photos, video and more on this great story here. © Jil Mcintosh

“Purchased on June 23, 1967, the little Beetle came to $2,322.85: a base price of $1,998, plus a $100 sunroof, $85 radio, and $14.95 for rustproofing, a $15 license fee and five per cent sales tax. Stewart estimates it’s worth about $20,000 today.

Montreal’s Expo 67 exhibition was the big draw in Canada’s centennial year, and Stewart drove it there. The following year, he and his wife Margaret took it to Los Angeles for a vacation, travelling mostly along Route 66. The trip covered 7,600 miles (12,231 km) and cost $76 in fuel.”



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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.

7 Comments

Barbara Daniello

about 2 months ago

Beaitiful

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Barbara Daniello

about 2 months ago

Suppose to say Beautiful

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 months ago

We agree.

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Luiz Antonio Paiga

about 2 months ago

WOW ! WOnderfull !!!!

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Neva Salser

about 2 months ago

Julian! Your Beetle is a treasure, a jewel. Thank you for letting us see it!

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jay salser

about 2 months ago

I am jealous! This is a beautiful vehicle and obviously much loved. To have kept it all of these years certainly was a wise decision. Now all of us out here can enjoy Your Story! jay

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David D.

about 2 months ago

Curious: did the car have an 'auxilary heater' (gas heater) when it was purchased new, or was it installed later?? (I see the heat outlet under the dash, to the left of the steering column). Great story, and great car to have survived the salty Ontario roads!!

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