SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle (New Photos)

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Admin note: Updated with new photos.
This VW Beetle is a true classic, as clean and beautiful today as the day it rolled off the precision German assembly line 46 years ago. It looks great and it runs great, and it’s been brought back to almost completely original throughout! Lovingly cared for and maintained by a very meticulous owner. All electrical works: lights, turning signals, horn, wipers and back up lights. Painted back to original color (L639 Zenith Blue) Left the dash, inside of doors, engine lid & hood original paint for reference. Interior is customized color but all to period correct. Paint and interior are only 9 months old. All work was done by West Coast Classic. This car looks completely new inside and out. New brakes recently added. Current registration and pink slip in hand in my name as owner.  A real looker. Perfect beach car. One of the best 67′s out there.

Completely new paint (brought back to the original Zenith Blue), completely new interior (complete with new headliner), new brakes, pop-out windows, rubber mats throughout interior (period correct), roof rack, working original Sapphire V AM radio, original washer & brake fluid reservoirs, original jack, new brakes, just tuned up. More photos.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 72,556 miles
Location: Chatsworth, CA (San Fernando Valley)
Price: $13,500
Contact: Alex | 818-822-7109

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

 

For Sale — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

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46 thoughts on “SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle (New Photos)

  1. Very nice! The only flaws I noticed, were the shifter nob and the spare rim. Other than that, I was questioning the mileage if those 72,556 are original miles or has it turned over? At any rate, I would pay 15k for this classic! Jaime

    • Jaime,

      This is Alex the owner of this beauty. You are correct, as I have attended many shows with the buggy, I always had it with a surf theme.

      I customized the shifter knob to a tiki theme. I was actually going to take it off and replace with the original style that goes with the car.

      As for the mileage: I purchased the vehicle in 2008 and the gentleman had been driving it without the odometer functioning. I had the odometer (original by the way)refurbished shortly after and it started clocking and working at around 70k miles ago.

      The engine is strong and will go for many years to come. It has only been worked on by (1) old German mechanic and he shed a tear when I told him I was going to be selling.

      I love this car and I love talking about it. If you’d like to call me we can speak directly.

      Alex 818-822-7109

      ** the only thing I will ask of the buyer is that he/she periodically send me pics of the adventures the car will have **

      • Good morning Alex, I totally agree with you. It is a beauty no doubt! I’m not looking to buy one since I already drive a Zenith blue L639 and in the process of restoring it, even though I drive it everyday to work for a total of say maybe 4 miles exactly round trip. I must congratulate you on your beauty and the work the artists perform on it such as Lenny and his crew. I will eventually send you some pics of before and after once I’m done with my car. You shouldn’t have a problem selling it! Take care, Jaime

  2. West Coast Classic are world renown. I wont comment how much the paint and interior cost, but I will say it was nearly 3/4 of the asking price of the car. This car will make someone very very happy.

  3. My ’67 Zenith Blue Bug will have dreams tonight hoping for the day when I decide to go through him/her to look that nice.
    Great job on the featured car and if people new what paint jobs, interiors, and mechanical costs to get one this nice, they will know it is a very good price, not to mention investment, and not to forget the driving pleasure of a ’67. I have nine cars to choose to drive any day, and I still prefer my ’67 Bug over all of them.

  4. One of Eric’s Oil bath air cleaners plus some of his decals, a German fuel pump, a stock shift knob, and a set of super clean CA Black plates (plus dumping the beads) would make this baby really nice.

  5. Ooh, so pretty! So tempted to sell my current 67 that needs some work and just skip the wait and get this one!

    So is that the original engine?

    I know you don’t have to worry about rust out there in sunny CA, but how are the floor pans? Heater channels? By any chance did you include a rust-preventative like POR15 when painting?

    Does heat work? Horn?

    It’s hard to tell from the photos, but did you replace all the exterior window and body rubber gaskets?

    Does the wiper fluid sprayer thingy work?

    Do the doors open and close effortlessly, or do they need help?

    Is there anything that does NOT work?

    • Hello, Deborah…

      I’d have to agree with you. If your car is very needy, and you can sell it, it makes sense to buy a car that is much less needy.

      Note that this car seems to invite a person to do some bargaining–it says on the window: “OBO”

      But…my caveat–all used cars, and especially vintage vehicles–come with the implication that they are not only used but very old. As such, they cannot compete with a new car in terms of maintenance. Please understand that a vintage car must be conserved. This involves maintenance, and other forms of care. The better the condition when you acquire it, hopefully the less maintenance will be necessary immediately.

      Let us know what you decide to do!

      jay

    • So is that the original engine?
      - It was rebuilt when I bought it back in ’88′ and it has roughly 3k miles since I bought it.

      I know you don’t have to worry about rust out there in sunny CA, but how are the floor pans?
      - The floor pans are excellent no rust whatsoever. I’m the third owner and it has only lived in California and Arizona.

      Heater channels?
      - They work perfectly. Many times my leg hairs get singed by the amount of heat coming out.

      By any chance did you include a rust-preventative like POR15 when painting?
      - Not sure but I dont think so. It’s a three stage paint job done by West Coast Classic.

      Does heat work?
      - yes. You can look at my leg hairs as evidence.

      Horn?
      Yes. Had a custom horn button made to match the dash and exterior color.

      It’s hard to tell from the photos, but did you replace all the exterior window and body rubber gaskets?
      - yes all new window rubber and body beading.

      Does the wiper fluid sprayer thingy work?
      - everything works properly.

      Do the doors open and close effortlessly, or do they need help?
      - Effortlessly.

      Is there anything that does NOT work?
      - the entire car works as if it came off the factory line. This car is a steel. The only thing I ask is that the buyer send me pictures of where the car travels to. I already miss her !!!

      • Alex, I’m gonna take some flak for this next comment……but……I think this car is underpriced. If I was selling it, I’d dump the beads, replace the shift knob, put some of Eric’s decals in the engine bay and ask $19,067 for it on Oldbug.com. (Heck, Eric’s decals alone add $2000 to any car.) Check out the L639 Lenny Coop resto at Crevier Classic Cars for $29,900. Yours is pretty darn close. Deborah, you get first dibs, but I’m sure considering this ride.

  6. Wow! This car looks great. Is it still available? I have a 1967 (see the web site) which is sweet, but not as nice as this. Have to negotiate with my better half….

  7. Ron,
    It’s still available. I will be staying firm at the lowest amount being 15k. As a fellow 67 enthusiast and by the previous posts, you can see that it is a real bargain at that price. I really want my baby to go to a good appreciating home. This site is the right place for that. Let me know if you’d like to speak further about the car.
    Alex 818-822-7109

  8. Please note that the pics on Flickr reflect the period correct decals(new color code decal, new tire pressure decal, new water bottle decal, new engine decals)
    Really makes everything ‘pop’ and 67 enthusiasts will definitely appreciate.

  9. Wow! You couldn’t build one for this price. First you’d have to find a decent one to start with, then your probably already in it $4000. This is a bargain indeed!

  10. A few years ago I would have already been to Chatsworth, paid the $ and picked it up before anyone even knew. Hi my name is Timm and I am on step 10. VWA (VolksWagens Anonymous) This is a beauty!

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