Russ Keller’s ’67 Beetle

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Russ Keller is a customer and personal friend of 1967beetle.com. He’s restored a few ’67 beetles, and this one is definitely worth a mention. He also is very handy with Sapphire V radios, if you’re ever in need of having yours serviced. Alright, let’s take a look at this ’67 he saved from a barn.

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Thanks, Russ, for sharing your story with 1967beetle.com.

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The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

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.

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Richard A. (Dick) Diaz

about 2 years ago

Very nice find! Although I like stock, you did a great job of bringing this car back with some tasteful personal touches! Like the color also!

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Eliud Rojas

about 2 years ago

I love the color paint !

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robert blake

about 2 years ago

I prefer the newer headlights on the 67's rather than the ones that came with the 66's. I also am into more of the stock look but don't mind the electrical and motor upgrade improvements.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Russ, I too was wondering why you didn't just restore the OG '67 front fenders?

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Russ

about 2 years ago

The originals had some Swiss cheese holes and pitting along with rust through where they bolted to the body. We looked for better oem 67 fenders for some time then came across a lovely unmolested pair of 66 ones. We had some newer restamped 67s but the headlight positions were off and there were other fitment issues. The 66 ones bolted right on and the car looked happy and my son said "look dad the car is smiling". So that was that.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Alright then. Can't argue that. Did you keep the '67 fenders? They are a bit rare as you may know.

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Jesse Stovall

about 2 years ago

That motor looks amazing. Nice job.

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