This is a nice little story by Friede Strobl from the February ’67 issue of Foreign Car Guide magazine. In the article Friede describes what it’s like to travel to Germany to pick up your brand new VW as so many Americans did through the tourist delivery program. There are some good photos of an “early” ’67 and it’s cool to hear her boast of the new 1500cc motor.
As a side note, the cover shows the VW Blue ’67 Friede purchased in full color. You can clearly see the blue beading and the black running boards. It’s been long argued that the running boards should match the beading and vice versa on 60’s Beetles, but here with VW Blue this is clearly not the case.
Here is an interesting piece of vintage Volkswagen history from a legendary actor known around the world. In the ’60s, Jack Nicholson drove a L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert.
Photography: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Submitted by fellow 1967beetle.com reader Jody Sauvageau, who is actually now contributing fantastic articles for us. (Thanks Jody!) This piece of vintage Volkswagen literature talks about the vast improvements of the ’67 Beetle from pervious years.
Larger images are provided below that can be enlarged if you’d like. The ’67 Beetle is a very special car. 1967beetle.com will continue to network and dig through dusty archives to shine a new light on forgotten ’67 Beetle literature.
“Wonder of wonders, a bigger, stronger engine for the second year in a row.”
This is the first time I’ve ever seen any ’67 Beetle road test literature. You have to love results like 0-60 MPH in 22.5 seconds. Volkswagen of old truly set the standard for life in the slow lane. It might help to enlarge each image below so you’re able to read the article a bit easier.
It seems 1967 was a simple time. One thing is for sure, the ’67 Volkswagen Beetle was sure less expensive than today’s modern cars. I think a recent quote from Lenny Copp of WCCR sums it up well.
“I just sold a 21 window bus to VW in Germany. Kinda funny, they sold this bus for around $3k new and bought it back for 20 times that.”