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Merry Christmas from 1967beetle.com.
Thanks for another great year! So many fantastic tipstutorialsclassifieds, and interviews have been published. 1967beetle.com would not be quickly growing if it were not for YOU reading right now. Yes, YOU! A huge thanks to all the fantastic folks around the world that have submitted their ’67 Beetle stories, etc.

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Snowy ’67 Beetle — Amanda De Vito

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Merry Christmas! VWBH

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    1. Yes! VWBH™ to you, my good pal.

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  2. Thank you all. Merry Christmas from Mendocino, Ca.

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  3. Eric
    To you & your family, Merry Christmas from Anderson, SC.
    Thank you for all your hard work !

    Sam Glenn

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  4. Bryan Lund chiming in here from Alamogordo, NM. I have my eye on a white 60’s bug with standard transmission that the owner has painted the hood and fenders up front with a purple/white flame paint job! I have driven up to it, stared inside, lots of restoration aleady done. Heck, it’s all been done! It’s sitting in a used car lot, is driven often, but it’s not apparently for sale. The owner works there or owns the entire lot. Anyway, just sharing this with you. I’ll eventually have to call to find out more details. Enjoy your ’67 Bug’s!

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    1. Bryan,
      Interesting! Keep us posted.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family Eric! Thank you for the hard work and dedication to this site.

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours this holiday Eric. Keep up the fanstastic work with 1967Beetle.com
    Looking forward to an awesome 2014
    Kevin Morton
    Carson City NV

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    1. Kevin,
      Thanks for following our efforts!

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  7. Hello, Bryan…The “chase” never ceases, does it. Maybe you will acquire that bug!

    What a year it has been for 1967Beetle.com! There’s never a boring moment in ’67City, is there. Eric…U R tha Greatest!

    May the New Year bring even more exciting articles and tips–along with an ever increasing Readership.

    Merry Christmas and a Bountiful New Year to all of you out there in ’67landia!

    jay

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    1. Jay Salser – what’s funny is I don’t even know if it’s a ’67 VW Beetle or not. I’ll get there!

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      1. Yes…but, the feeling that it “needs you” is still there, isn’t it!? I have had the feeling scores of times. Actually about a hundred times! LOL Go for it! jay

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        1. Jay, oh yeah, I do have that feeling. I’ll bet it’s owner loves the car, too, but, who knows, maybe he wants something different. There is no “for sale” sign on the Bug. We’ll see what happens. I have happy memories from age 16…Dad and Mom let me drive their ’66 VW Fastback with the 4-speed standard stick. What a little trooper that Fastback was! That car and the happy times driving it when I was a younger lad is one of the main reasons I’m pursuing VW Bug’s now.

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          1. Bryan…I bought many a VW that didn’t have “the sign” on it. But, I found that if I asked about the car, but failed to carry-through with a follow-up visit or call, the idea of selling the car had been firmly planted. The car would then be sold no matter what. I’ve had countless people to tell me that the car was not for sale only to find a bit later that they had sold it. It’s the planting of the “for-sale-seed” that does it most of the time! Even now, I feel the need “to buy”. I have a couple on my horizon. We shall see if I have lost the knack to buy. LOL jay

          2. Jay, man I looked at that white 60’s Bug again today. It looks pristine…one of those “inviting” cars as it just sits still on the lot. Still no signs on it all. There is this issue of money, but, well…you know!

        2. Jay,
          Ha! Ain’t that the truth.

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  8. We have a family discussion: Does the early 1967 beetle comes with a 1300 engine (12 volts) or all 1967 are 1500.

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    1. I think I remember seeing an ad stating that you could choose between the 1300 and 1500 in other countries, but that 1500 was only engine size in the USA.

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    2. Good morning.
      Yes, Charlie is right. I’ll let Jay weigh in on this one as well.

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      1. Correct, all US spec 67’s(Deluxe models) were fitted with the 1500cc engine. Typically the export Standard model had the 1300cc engine, but could be ordered with the 1200cc as a less expensive choice. The “M” code for this option is #129.

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