Just sent over to 1967beetle.com, this L633 VW Blue ’67 Vert is a fantastic car with a unique history. I’ll let Tim take it from here.
I recently “adopted” this 1967 Convertible and I thought your readers might get a kick out of seeing it. I love 1967beetle.com and appreciate your attention to this special “One Year Only” car.
My friends grandmother purchased this VW bug on Sept. 26 1966. She loved this car and rarely drove it. It has an astonishing 19,800 original miles! I have every receipt from day 1, including the window sticker, sales receipt, owners manual, etc. When she passed away a few years ago our friends took the car, but found it difficult to care for it. Since I love VWs (I owed a 1963 Transporter Panel 10 years ago), I adopted the family heirloom about a month ago. Given that this car spent it’s whole life in Illinois, there was some pretty bad rust damage to the under carriage. I had the support rails replaced, the shock towers replaced, and the metal under the both front fenders replaced. It cost a small fortune, but it saved this car from literally falling apart.
Other than the rust repair, this car is relatively untouched and was not driven for most of the 70s and early 80s. The previous owner replaced the top in 1985, rebuilt the engine and transmission and painted it in 1993. It was in a small accident and I believe that she replace the right front fender and rear bumper. The interior is original and the seats have a fantastic patina. When you get in, it feels like 1967.
My plan is to leave the car in this “as is” condition. The best part is the nicely worn interior. I will drive it mostly on the weekends, trying to keep the milage low, but knowing that this car needs to be on the road and shared with others.
I hope you like it!
Thanks, Tim, for sharing your ’67 with 1967beetle.com.