FOR SALE – L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

Fresh to the market, we have a very respectable L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle for sale. It’s so refreshing to see the period correct details in the engine compartment. If you know the ’67 Beetle, you know that this is becoming harder to find.

Here’s the info we have from our seller who can be reached below. We’ve included over 150 + photos of this gem! Who’s going to make an offer?

This 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is a red-over-black example powered by a 1600cc single-port, paired with the original four-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes pop-out quarter windows, original rechromed bumpers, painted 15″ steel wheels, adjustable front suspension, original 1967 lobster claw seatbelts, and a refurbished Sapphire V AM radio.

This is a California car that has absolutely no rust and has all the original German metal. The car spent time in Santa Cruz in the ’80s before it was brought to Northern Idaho along with three other ’67 Bugs. The previous owner owned a VW shop in Santa Cruz and the car was a part of a purchase that included troves of NOS parts which were used to restore it.

When we got the car, 15 months ago, it had an 8-year-old paint job that still was like new and already had a headliner installed, and was rolling with no motor. We started the restoration by cleaning, painting, and resealing the original transmission and re-installing it. Next, we installed a 1967 adjustable front beam with all new ball joints and tie rods, as well as a new TRW steering box. All the brake components were then replaced, along with original BOGE shocks on all four corners.

The engine is built around an H0 case that needed a new align-bore–so it got a complete rebuild. We used all new German parts in the engine. It’s a 1600cc single port with a new Solex Bocar 30 Pict-1 carburetor as well as a rebuilt German Pierburg fuel pump and the original Bosch 113-905-205K distributor.

The interior of the car got new tar boards put down first, then the original carpet on the heater channels and under the dash. We then installed the rubber floor mats and the original ’67 seatbelts and recovered seats. The doors had been gutted, so they needed to be entirely reassembled with all-new rubbers and felt channels.

All of the electrical has been sorted and everything works and works well–even the AM radio. After the restoration was completed, the Beetle was immediately taken for a frontend alignment.

Although the engine case is period correct, the dates correlated to the VIN show that it likely is not the matching numbers case.

The car came from the factory with an (L620) Savanna Beige paint job and it was repainted (L456) Ruby Red by the previous owner. Since its restoration, the car has been driven about 150 miles and thoroughly checked for any issues. It cruises down the freeway at 65mph with no problem at all. It runs and drives like no Volkswagen I have ever driven.

Despite resealing everything, it has developed a very small oil leak from the engine and transmission, like all VWs do.

When I turned the heat on while driving on the freeway, it deafened the sound of the tires hitting the road and almost created a pressurized capsule. It amazed me! The AM radio completes the entire experience. It honestly drives amazingly smooth, quiet, and like new. This truly is a very special Volkswagen that cannot be duplicated due to its having no rust or collision damage–as well as the fact that it is full of quality , original German parts. The car shows just as good in person if not better than it does in the photos. I have a clean Idaho title and the Beetle comes with receipts of parts which we had to buy, as well as all other documentation for the car.

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 2,642
Location: Post Falls, ID
Price: Bid on BAT
Owner Contact Email: Garrett Smith

So nice! I’m sure this one will go quickly.

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 Nice 67. Just wish they had left it Savanna Beige. Lots of Red paint in areas that shouldn’t have been painted. Hard to find one this nice though. Should do well. GLWTA

  2. Maybe there’s a typo? Is it a 1500 cc or 1600cc with 67 components? The 1600 did not get installed in beetle until 1971.

    1. It is a 1600cc with new 85.5mm pistons and cylinders

    2. Hello, All…I generally do not comment on Sales Articles. However, in this case, I will make a short comment. For many years, it has been virtually impossible to find 1500 piston/cylinder sets for our 1967 Beetles. I had to give in to this situation when I discovered a scored cylinder in my original-to-the-car engine. My consolation is that it is impossible to discern any difference upon opening the engine compartment. Had I been able to anticipate this reality, years ago I could have acquired 1500cc sets for storing in the event of such a need. Sigh! They were oh so cheap back then. But, my wife did not divorce me for using the 1600s and none of my VW friends has forsaken me, thankfully! The extra ccs have given me “a couple of extra horses”–so I don’t complain! I hope that no one will shun me for my having confessed to “the error of my ways”! jay salser

      1. Do u finance?

  3. Stanley Allen Kramer December 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Is the car still for sale?? Im interested!!! Stan 408 605 9699

  4. Stanley,
    Yes, please reach out at the info above.

  5. You have a beautiful VW here, and I hope the next owner treats it as well as you have!

    My father left me a Savanah Beige 67 Beetle when he died several years ago, and I’m in the process of restoring it. So fun to drive! You mentioned in your ad that your 67 has lobster claw seatbelts, and I’m looking for a driver’s side one. Does anyone have access to one they can sell me?

  6. Patricia A Thomas December 26, 2022 at 3:21 am

    How much?

  7. Christine Gildea December 26, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Love love it , great color , I have had 6 bugs in my life , very first was yellow black convertible top. After that I was hooked . Now 2015 black convertible. . Would love to have this one , not possible. Good luck .

  8. Edward Richardson December 27, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Please, Please, put hose clamps on the fuel pump! I lost a bug once that way.

  9. My name is Ron. I’ve got 1979 vw convert. It’s about 85% restored. White on white on white. Good shape. I’m asking 7500 for it. If you know any interested party I can be reached at 303 329 8624. I live in Wisconsin. I had the car in Colorado for 20 years.

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