FOR SALE — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle Sunroof

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Fresh to the market here at 1967beetle.com, this is a very nice ’67 Beetle sunroof. Marie and I exchanged many emails prior to her listing. Here’s the history of this gem.

I purchased this car in 1977 from the original owner and drove it regularly from 1977 to about 1990. During that period I had the engine either rebuilt or replaced, I cannot remember which. The miles that you see are on the replaced/rebuilt engine. The car has been garaged or stored under cover from about 1988 till today.

From 1990 to about 2002 the car was driven just a few miles a year. In 2002 we replaced the floor pan, made some minor repairs and had it painted. From 2002 to 2005 it was driven locally and regularly. From 2005 to today it has been stored and driven a few miles a year.

Last year at this time I drove it about 20 miles to the VW restoration shop in Madison VA. We choose not to have the bug restored at this time. When we picked up the car from the restoration shop it would not stay running long enough to drive it home so we towed the car home. We have not driven it since, and we believe the engine needs new points, condenser, and plugs.

The sunroof does not work. It has come off its track, and it leaks, which I found out last week while washing it. We have taken the sunroof interior handle off so that it would not be opened by mistake.

The car has been painted several times and is in good shape with just a few chips. The floor pan has been replaced and is solid. The window gaskets have been replaced, though they need to be replaced again. There are a number of things need to be done to the interior if someone wanted to restore the car, including new seat covers, new door panels, and new headliner.

As you might imagine, I have loved this car having owned it for almost 40 years. I would love to find a buyer that would love it now and restore it!

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 82,550
Location: Boston, Virginia (Near Culpeper VA)
Price: $7,000 OBO
Contact: Marie Murphy  |  540-247-5442

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Did I mention that it’s a sunroof? You would be the third owner of this car!

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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.

6 Comments

Chris Vallone

about 6 months ago

Would love to see more pics of this Sunroof!

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Marie F Murphy

about 6 months ago

Chris, We are on a trip till the 8th of November. I will be happy to take more photos. What are you interested in seeing? Inside of the car? Thank you, Marie

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jay salser

about 6 months ago

My guess is that the gasoline in the tank is old--clear the fuel system and add fresh gasoline and the car might run. jay

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Marie F Murphy

about 6 months ago

Thank you Jay! We will give this a try! Marie

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mikebuettell

about 6 months ago

Chris, this car has your name all over it.

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Todd

about 6 months ago

It's still a good looking car!

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