Vintage VW Barn Finds

'67 Beetle Barn Find

Here’s an interesting barn find story that was sent over to by a reader in the UK. I’m happy to announce that this ’67 Beetle will get a second chance on the road in the near future.

Submitted by Jesse Kendall – A couple of weeks ago an employee, who knew I was into old Beetles, told me that a farmer friend of his had his son’s old Beetle sitting out in a shed that he was getting ready to scrap. So, I went out to the shed and sure enough there was this sad little Beetle sitting there on blocks. It was covered in a 1/4” worth of dust and dirt, the mice and raccoons did a number on the inside. It had the typical rust but for the most part looked straight, so I took a picture of the vin plate to figure out what year it was.

'67 Beetle Barn Find

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What do you guys think?
It looks like a lot of work, but it can be brought back to its former glory.

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. Wow…… they old saying goes, “a diamond in the rough.”

  2. This story got me to thinking about a ’67 which I know about in my hometown. I need to get into gear to see what is going on with this car. It has been parked for MANY years! jay

  3. Great find….glad to know it will be brought back to life.

  4. Richard A. "Dick" Diaz August 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Looks like a great project and a true “Barn Find!”

    1. If it should be proven to be 12 volts, perhaps a US forces bug left in the UK-has the Special Options Code 611 front fenders (sealed beam headlights and 12 volts system) for export markets.

      1. Interesting. It does look like a US spec ’67.

  5. This definitely has potential. Look forward to seeing the finished product!

    1. –And-does appear that the mirror is on the drivers side, barely visible, looks like steering wheel on Left Side also. Verification would be interesting.

  6. It is a US car.

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