Robert Blake’s ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Robert Blake

Robert is a new reader to 1967beetle.com. He recently sent over a photo of his first car; a ’67 Beetle, obviously. Don’t let the later year bumpers fool you. Robert explains below.

Here is a picture of my first car, a ’67 VW Beetle. I bought it for $800 back in ’72. My dad taught me to drive it. I was just out of the Army and going to school in Waco, Texas (Trade School learning Drafting). I liked the new look of the ’68 model, so I got rid of the old style bumpers and put on the new style as you can see from the black and white. I also put ’68 style tail lights on it, getting rid of the old style rear bumper and back up light. The other photo (below) shows me adjusting antenna. It was blue with white vinyl seats. I owned it for about 3 years before engine gave out. I believe it threw a rod, and sold it as is for $300.

Featured ’67 Beetle — Robert Blake

Thanks, Robert, for sharing your ’67 with 1967beetle.com.

 

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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.

2 Comments

Doug Anders

about 4 years ago

Robert, Did you keep the bumpers?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 4 years ago

Was going to ask that as well. Those are a bit hard to find OEM German these days.

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