Yunus Peer’s L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

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As we search in barns and forgotten locations across the world for more unique ’67 Beetle stories, sometimes they find us. This time, it comes from Yunus Peer in Hawaii.

Aloha, 1967beetle.com.
I am a long time ’67 Beetle enthusiast. I restored a few in my younger years – and as you may know, one never really kicks the addiction. Here’s the latest chapter. After a 20 year layoff, there’s a 67 in our family again. My son found this one close to his home in Orlando – It came from Brazil to Florida and is now on its way to Hawaii. The last pic is of the last 2 we had to sell in NH before we moved back to HI. 6482160
6482162yThanks, Yunus, for sharing your story with 1967beetle.com.

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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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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

It appears that this may be a Euro '67? Anyone?

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Elango

about 1 year ago

Hi, it appears to be Euro. Am i seeing the dome shaped hub caps? Are the wheels with 4 or 5 lugs? What is printed on the window glass? Sekurit/delodur or prefix G? Yunus, can help clear these mysteries?

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Amanda

about 1 year ago

I'm thinking its a Euro '67.

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Larry Heugatter

about 1 year ago

Beautiful!

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Sam Glenn

about 1 year ago

I agree Eric. A beauty! I was stationed in Hawaii in '72-73. The only thing that would have made it better would to have had a 67 VW with me. Glad it found its way home, Yunus. Thanks for sharing!

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Jody Sauvageau

about 1 year ago

From what I see, it's a 1966, the body at least.

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Tom

about 1 year ago

I agree, Looks like a "66. 1300 on deck lid. Brazil could be different, possibly using previous year parts but definitely looks '66 from this angle, including heavier side trim on body and running boards. Nice car for sure!

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Quinn

about 1 year ago

A good place to start I think would be images of the front and rear chassis numbers!

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Yunus Peer

about 1 year ago

thank you all, for the kind comments. The Bug has landed! in Hawaii - Sadly, the horn button and radio/dash plate went missing en route. The car is registered as a ' 67. In Brazil, they used the 58-64 body until 1969/70? So I tell people its a '64 - especially all the aging bikers who pull up alongside :) Yunus.

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Quinn

about 1 year ago

Lots of thievery via dockworkers or ships compliment: Stolen from mine on trip from UK was a pair of headrests I had acquired and a small tool box chained to the passenger seat containing some nice items. I still have the chain, only took the box. Took over a year of wrangling with insurance company to pay some dollars. It would be enlightening to know the chassis numbers, in order to determine if the German numbering sequence was maintained, or if Brazil had a distinct numbering system of its own.

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