It’s emails like this that remind me just how much I love the ’67 Beetle community. Thank you, Sam. Our timing lights our pointed in your direction, bud. If I’m ever back in Anderson, SC, I have to take this gem for a drive.
21 years ago, I purchased my ’67 Beetle. I am the second owner. With the exception of a few things, the car is pretty close to original.
When I bought the car, the previous owner had a fender bender (left rear) that was repaired wrong. Nobody could see it, but me, and for all these years, it’s driven me crazy. Not only that it was repaired wrong, but to repair it correctly meant taking away from the originality.
To repair it correctly was simply maintenance that needed to have been done long ago, but I didn’t have the encouragement, and knowledge that came from listening and studying all the things 1967beetle.com has shared.
I have in my files, everything you have posted on these great cars, from correct colors, combinations, parts, etc. to opinions on total restoration and/or leaving it original, or as in my case as original as possible.
On June 12, 2012, I took it apart. In June of this year, I put it back together and I try to drive it everyday. Repairs were made, correctly, It was painted only as much as needed, and featured in the 16th Annual Fathers Day Car Show downtown Anderson, SC. 21 years ago, I just thought I had a VW. Through your efforts, along with all the contributions that are shared through your website, I look at this vehicle as it should be, the best year EVER.
Thanks again, Eric, for all the help.
Thanks, Sam, for shating your story with 1967beetle.com.