SOLD — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle


Fresh to the market here at, we have a really nice L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle for sale. I love seeing a stock vintage VW. We all know these gems are going up in value each year. Here’s the info we have from the seller. Please reach out to him with any questions. Let’s help this ’67 Beetle find the new home it deserves.

History of the Bug as I know it. It’s been in Colorado since at least the early 80’s possibly longer.  I purchased the vehicle from a retired engineer who owned it for many years.  He took care of it meticulously doing the majority of the maintenance himself.   I have tried to maintain it the same fashion.  I have owned it from 2013.   The engine has been rebuilt, but I do not have the paperwork.  It is I believe the original  H case.  This is an early 67  manufactured in Nov/Dec 1966. This bug is fun to drive.  Transmission shifts smoothly and brakes work well. Tires show little wear. It is dependable. I often drive this vehicle on 100 mile round trips to Denver for work.  It keeps up with traffic easily!   It is not a show car, but would be a great candidate for full restoration or leave it just how it is.

Mileage: 132,931
Location: Colorado
Price: $9,000
Contact: John Abernathy  |  720-837-9591


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Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Very sharp looking ’67, and appears to have been kept up really well.

  2. It’s definitely one of the early 67’s with that rear bumper! Also it has some hefty rear shocks with that aggressive stance….LOVE it!

  3. Good Evening Eric,
    Love your website that you have .I am getting very close to doing a complete Rotessiare , Nut & Bolt Total Professional restoration on a pretty much ALL original 1967 Ruby Red VW Beetle !
    I picked it up from a gentlemen out of Tulsa ,OK. back in around late March ,2016 .I haven’t had anytime to get right on it because I’ve been messin with a ( Absolute Nightmare ) 1968 Corvette with all of the Big Boy stuff 427 4 speed ,Tri-power …matching numbers ,period correct car …You Name it !!!! It has it ! …But It’s Definitely My first and last Total Corvette Resto !..I am going back to my real Love of my life ….ALL 1967 Beetles along with early to late 60’s VW “SAMBA” 23 Window Buses !!…Yes ,You Bet !…
    My question to you ” Eric” my friend is do you have any info on any southwestern USA Rust Free 23 Window VW Buses in BIG TIME Need of my TLC !….I don’t really mind what has to be done to it just as long as there is NO rust or ( Very Little if it does have some)…A few dents here and there,I can totally rebuild the entire engine ,tranny and drive-train..So basically what I am looking for is hopefully a complete 60’s VW Samba 23 window bus that needs a Total restoration .
    I am a professional auto body repairmen and re finisher for the past 40+- years of my life and I just Love to restore Classic VW’s and Old CJ5,7 & 8 Scrambler JEEPS !..Along with a arms length of other vehicles as well ! Thank You SO much for your time and I hope that you can set me in the correct direction for a 23 window Bus !
    The BEST To Ya,
    Butch Wyrick

    1. Butch,
      Thanks for the comment. I don’t, as my focus is more on the Beetle. I’d check with Lenny Copp at WCCR in So Cal.

      1. Thank You Eric,
        I appreciate that Tip from you very much on the Buses . I’ll contact Lenny ASAP.
        Have a Great Week.
        The Best To Ya,
        Butch W.

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