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Our good pal Tim Mossman of British Columbia is current rebuilding the engine of his L639 Zenith Blue ’67 pride and joy. He sent over this photo last night of the progress. Tim was even able to find NOS 1500 CC pistons, which we all know is getting harder and harder to find. I can hear the sweet cadence of the engine from here.
Thanks for sharing with 1967beetle.com, Tim. We will see you back on the road soon.
Upon seeing photos of this L639 Zenith Blue ’67 SunRoof Beetle, my first words were…”How can this car sell for so little?”
Only a couple of months ago, a L639 Zenith ’67 Blue Sedan sold at Mecum’s auction in Dallas, Texas for $25,000. Although it truly was a nice car, it didn’t hold a candle to this one which is selling for less!
How often do we find a ’67 Beetle that wasn’t wrecked and rusted before the restoration? Well…here’s one. Take a sound car and do a quality classic restoration and the result is a treasure.
I have been privileged to view numerous photos of this car. The color-coded fender beading and running boards really set this car apart from its contemporaries. Besides being a rare SunRoof, complete with everything that was supposed to come on this car from the factory, there are some accessories which add icing to the cake. These include Pop-out Windows, a spectacular Dual-purpose Interior Rear View Mirror, a VW Tissue Container, authentic VW Logo-ed Sill Plates, a Sapphire VI AM-FM Radio with the Rubber Knobs, Narrow Stripe White-walled Tires, Locking Steering Column Ignition, Dust Cover on the Deck lid Latch, an Original European Dealer Badge, Complete Maintenance Records since the car left the showroom floor in Europe, the Original German Sales Papers and even a Tube of Touch-up Paint. Amazing. I’m also proud to mention that one of my restored German oil bath air cleaners resides inside the comforts of the engine bay.
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Contact: Randy Carlson | 951-767-1600
Tim Mossman’s L339 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle is outstanding. With all original paint, there were some revelations to come that, once unraveled, have proven to be much more than “interesting”.
In the beginning…Tim’s ’67 came from the paint booth, making its way along the assembly line at Wolfsburg. Somewhere there, a workman—someone with knowledge of the destinations of these cars–took a black crayon and began marking on the trunk floor. Now, almost 47 years later, Tim notices the markings and messages 1967beeetle.com about them. “What do these markings mean?”
Eric copied to me and I copied to researching friend, Louis Harris in Dallas, Texas. Lou has done much digging through the annals of VW History for me over the years. He’s a computer person. He’s just the one that I needed! Indeed, within hours, Lou had answers.
Mark, tell me a little about yourself, your background and how you got into restoring Volkswagen Beetles?
My earliest memories of VWs came as a child riding in the home made dune buggies my dad and uncles had up north. The first Beetle (Black Herbie) in our family came when I was about eight. My dad purchased this bug with a blown motor with plans to put the transmission in our dune buggy. As the story goes my dad ended up finding a separate transmission and engine. The transmission went in the buggy and the engine in Black Herbie. My dad drove Black Herbie for a few years before my aunt’s car rolled into him. At that point we got White Herbie.
My dad drove White Herbie for a few years then purchased a different car for himself and let me tinker with White Herbie. After working on him I told my parents that I wanted a different bug to work on. They told me that we would have to sell White Herbie. With that money they would buy me a Beetle that I could do whatever I wanted to with. That is when I got my first Beetle , a 1968. I ended fixing Harvey up. Since I still couldn’t drive, I sold and purchased yet another Beetle. This time a 1972 Super Beetle named Clyde.
As you may have noticed the trend had started. I also sold Clyde, just to purchase another Beetle. When my sixteenth birthday came I had bought and sold enough Beetles that I now had enough money to build myself a nice Baja Bug. As high school went on I kept buying more Beetles. Some I fixed and sold while others I parted out. At times there were five to six Beetles sitting in our driveway.