’67 Beetle Owners Manual

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The ’67 Beetle owners manual has been mentioned before here at 1967beetle.com. However, a reader (Donna Fischer) was kind enough to send the world a more friendly format. You can now download a PDF of the ’67 Beetle owners manual. Let’s give Donna a big “air cooled” thanks for doing so.

Are there other unique pieces of ’67 Beetle literature you’d like to see here at 1967beete.com? Please chime in below and let us know.

Sean Hart’s L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Sean Hart's L620 Savanna Beige '67 Beetle
Just sent over by Sean Heart in NY, this L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle is a fantastic example of a restoration done well. It also makes me really happy to know that we are slowly connecting ’67 Beetle owners all over the world.

Hello, 1967beetle.com. I am a customer of Lane Russell. I just wanted to inform you that you have a great site and quality products. I purchased a restored 1967 Beetle out of Oregon . It took 12 days to be shipped over 3,000 miles to New York. It seemed like 12 years, but good things take time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. (You can also comment below)
Thank you.

Regards,
Sean J. Hart
Nesconset New York

Tom Griffin’s L633 VW Blue ’67 Beetle

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Our good friend Tom Griffin is in the process of restoring a beautiful L633 VW Blue ’67. Before we relocated to Austin, TX, I was able to swing by and check out the process. A huge kudos to Tom and others around the world that are bringing these gems back to their former glory. 1967beetle.com is here to support and cheer you on!

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Magura vs VDO Gas Gauge

Magura vs VDO Gas Gauge

Recently, fellow creator of 1967beetle.com, Eric Shoemaker showed me the Magura Gas Gauge from his 1967 Beetle. He has cleaned it to look like new. He reports that his sender unit (in the gas tank) as well as the cover for the sender, are a coordinated set from Magura.

Through production year 1967, Beetles in the USA came with a “grill” to the right of the speedometer on the dash. The mechanical gauge was located there.

My experience with VWs has been limited to living in Texas—mostly in the Dallas, TX area. I have seen Magura gas gauges but never fully investigated them. Most cars which I have seen had the VDO gas Gauge and related parts.

Frankly, I believed that Magura was a replacement gauge. End of story. That “story” now has been shown NOT to be ended! We need Reader response and input about the gas gauge and related parts in your 1967 Beetles! Let’s see what our combined experience tells us.

Here’s some more information to put into the hopper.

The VDO gas gauge for 1967 part number is 113-919-031A (the one which I am looking at is date-stamped 12/66). The cable is always silver colored. The VDO gauge is clearly marked on the face as VDO. The country of origin also is clearly marked as being Germany.

The VDO sender cover plate part number is 113-919-137A. The cover has the VW Logo and a raised VDO. This cover is probably a zinc coating.

I do not have a part number of the VDO sender itself.

The Magura gas gauge (this one date-stamped 6/66) part number is 113-919-031. The cable always is black in color. The Magura gauge face is clearly marked Magura.

The Magura sender cover plate is stamped with the VW Logo and the part number 113-919-137. The Magura crest-logo also is stamped into the cover. The cover is a gold colored coating—possibly cadmium.

SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Back on the market (yet again) here at 1967beetle.com, this L639 zenith blue ’67 is a special car. (We listed it for the original owner a bit ago) If you appreciate period correct details etc, this is the ’67 you’ve been looking for. Even the running boards are the correct (faded) color! With dealership installed AC, this car is a “cool” find for sure.

“This is a documented one owner ’67 Beetle. We have all paperwork from original purchase to date. This timepiece has always been garaged kept. It has 37,440 original miles, of which many were towed miles. The paint is in mint condition. It has the first year that 12V system was installed and a very rare air conditioner under the dash. It is a York Air Compressor. It was delivered by the dealer in 1967 with headrests, trim rings, window vents, reverse lights and bumper guards. This is a real beauty.. I can verify all data since it is a family car. The interior is immaculate and original as is everything. Runs great.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 37,440
Location: Madison, Georgia
Price: Starting bid, $8,000.00
Contact: Bidding on eBay