Thanks for sharing your story with 1967beetle.com, Brian!
My ’67 Beetle Story. WGY 124G was purchased by Mabel Ruth Dench an English Christian missionary working in Sweden.She was visiting friends in Kirkheim Tech near Stuttgart when they offered to replace her aging British car. A visit to Ramperger VW garage in the town resulted in the purchase of a 1967 beetle in Fontana grey on August 7 with just 7 km on the clock. It had just been used as a demonstration model.
The car is mentioned in her book Only A Channel. She drove it back to Sweden then the following year returned to England with the car where it was given a 1968 number plate. She drove the car for the next 30 years into her late 80s.. She then sold it to a member of her church in 1998 who kept the car for 3 years until I bought it in 2001..
The 1300 engine was in a poor state as the oil hadn’t been changed in a long time so the engine was replaced with another 1967 engine.In 2018 the car underwent a moderate restoration where all the rust was cut out and a full respray.. The car has never been out of Christian ownership.The car is left hand drive, original upholstery, original 6volt electrics and was one of the last delux 6 volt cars made having been built in July 1967. I still have the original receipt.