Let’s talk about running boards in regards to the ’67 Beetle. Over years of wear and tear, they are often times replaced with the common black version. However, you may not be aware that 1967 was a very innovative year for Volkswagen. A deluxe ’67 Beetle would originally be fitted with running boards and fender beading to match the body paint color. In the event you’re looking to bring your ’67 Beetle back to its former glory, I’ve provided the correct color combinations, as well as a chart illustrating the information. You can download below. A huge thanks to Wolfsburg West for their help with my research.
Body color Running board color
L41 Black – Black Black
L282 Lotus White Savanna Beige
L456 Ruby Red Black
L518 Java Green Black
L620 Savanna Beige Savanna Beige
L633 VW Blue Black
L639 Zenith Blue Zenith Blue
L19K Yukon Yellow Black
L54 Poppy Red Black
Note: Colored running board mats were only installed onto deluxe and convertible models, standard models (hardtop and sunroof) were equipped with black mats, regardless of the exterior paint scheme.
Zenith Blue running boards are very hard to find. Gary Beck, who’s ’67 Beetle was recently showcased here at 1967beetle.com has a solution. He had his custom dyed and they match the original in every aspect. With his permission, you can reach out and inquire if you’d like to learn more about that process.
Color chart. Click to enlarge and download