Submitted by a fellow 1967beetle.com reader in Germany, this unique ’67 Beetle accessories literature is worth a read. Who knew Volkswagen was pushing innovation in such cool ways so long ago? If only I could go back in time and purchase new one of those Volkswagen tissue boxes. Or, how about a few Hazet toolkits!
That was a cool trip down memory lane, wish I could find a few of those items still ! Like a tow hitch for my 67 to pull my 65 around !,,
Cool article!! Is there anyway you could post or link the 1967 beetle door handle rebuilding video again?
Sure! I’ll post that in a bit.
Thank you again for being a forefront leader in helping us 67 Beetle admirers connect and share. Also providing us pure unobtainium 67 Beetle parts too. A big HIP-HIP-HOORAH to you Eric.
You’re welcome, bud. Here’s the ’67 door handle rebuild video.
I would love to have some of those items just for putting on the shelf even.
Many people would have no idea what they were even for.
Reminds me. I need a right door side view mirror, the pear shaped one, that mounts to the door hinge. Anyone have a spare?
I can order one for you. Shoot me an email.
Thanks Eric, I was holding out for a good original one. I havent seen one in a long while. What can you get for me as a replacement.? I look at my door hinge and do not see how anything can screw into it.
Reminds me of my best friend in high school. His father as an executive at the VW Parts Depot in Portland Oregon in the 60’s and 70’s. VW would give him a new company car every few months. The one I remember most was a 1967 light blue Bug with every option VW offered, just iike the one I own today (without all those cool options). He told me back then that it was the best VW he ever drove. I hate to admit this, but I once started that little car off a dead stop in 4th gear, slipping the crap out of the clutch, but it finally got going and we took it to 70 mph. I was hooked.
Todd! Portland in the 60’s & 70’s? Franklin High & Wilson High; Paul Koch VW and Riviera Motors? Cruising Broadway? The “Tootsie Roll” cop at Yaws? The Speck? Ahhhh, those were the days!
You got it. There were three of us VW fans all like 18 yo, one of them the son of the VW exec. He had some illegal Bosch rally lights that would light up a ball field, and he would run these things up Broadway blinding everyone. Funny then, stupid now. Yep, guess we were both there, the good old days right? (West Linn HS)
Das waren noch Zeiten, wenig Elektrik aber dafür sehr viel Technik.
Are you familiar with the Bendix tachometer that was a dealer installed option in 1967? They put it on the dash between the headlight and wiper switches on the beetle my dad bought new. I rarely see them anymore, don’t know if it was just a few dealers or what.
Hm… I have not… Jay?
Here’s a picture of one I just bought.http://www.ebay.com/itm/252324821723?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&autorefresh=true
I just bought a 1967 and looking forward to having some fun with it.
We welcome you!
Go Barbara!!! Tell all of us about your car. jay
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