SOLD — L518 Java Green ’67 Beetle

I love listing true survivors such as this L518 Java Green ’67 Beetle. The seller knows what a true gem he has. This car will sell fast.

“I purchased this ALL original 1967 Beetle from the original family who purchased it new in Hollywood Hills California. It has sat covered since 1992 at the home where I picked it up.

The car is original paint, L518 Java Green, primered hood and fender were due to surface rust (OG owner did it). It has the original metal crank sunroof that functions well.

It also has never been in any accidents and has never had any rust issues anywhere, not even a pinhole in battery tray. This beetle was bought from the dealer with original accessory handle shields, threshold plates and inside kick plates as well as OG gravel guards, radio and pop out rear windows.

Included are the original keys that work in the ignition and the door handles.
I have installed many new parts that are listed below.

This engine has everything 1967 correct to this year including push terminal generator. The cost alone for complete engine rebuild was $2500.

  • Original 1500 SP engine has been completely rebuilt by OC Bugworks in Costa Mesa and sheet metal powdercoated new hoses, plugs, cap, points, condenser, wires, belt, oil, everything.
  • New German door seals installed
  • New pop out window seals installed
  • New deck lid seal installed
  • New transmission mounts installed
  • Fresh fluid in transmission
  • Brand new tires installed
  • New axle boots installed
  • Brand new battery
  • New brake hoses installed
  • New wheel cylinders
  • New German firewall kit installed
  • New engine to body seals installed
  • Fresh rebuilt original matching number 1500 engine with zero miles on it.

This car is very original and for the right person you could repaint just outside and leave original paint inside. Or drive original as is.

Someone buy this car before I do.

Status: SOLD
Price: $6,500.00
Mileage: 0 miles
Location: CA
Contact: Charles Link

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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. Nice car. What happened to the original seats and window cranks?

    1. I believe the seats are correct for a ’67. Not until later in the year did they switch the latch higher up on the seat. As far as the cranks, I’m not 100%. It is a nice car. I love seeing them this org.

  2. Mike Buettell June 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

    A Vin # would indicate the build date. Door cranks are an easy fix. I like the “stance.”
    With a quality paint job and interior work this car would be a real head turner.

  3. Chelsy Howard June 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I agree. I’m going to email and make an offer. Thanks

  4. mmmmmm 67 SNRF. Want. The seats are definitely original – they did use them in “early” 67 – my January 67 build date (117455754) has them, so I’d venture to guess that low tilt handles are probably more common than the up-high tilt handles.

    Good luck on the offer, Chelsy! Let us know what happens…

  5. I was refering to the seat color. The material should match the door panels (tan for java green). Maybe a dealer switch from day one. I’ve heard stories like that, “I’ll want the Savanna biege but with red seats”. The dealer would then swap the seats with maybe a black car’s interior.

  6. Hey there everyone! I’m Charlie, the owner of this Patina survivor :)
    I’ve owned close to 20 1967 beetles that were in this condition over the years, I only buy and sell nice original never been hit cars that still have original paint and sometimes one re-spray of the same color.
    Anyhow, it’s a great car.
    Yes the original seat covers are the same color as the door panels and they are still on the seats underneath the ones you see (added in the 80’s).
    The door handles are incorrect yes ;-)
    The original ones as you know tend to crack and break off, so I assume that years ago these were replaced with older ones that never break :-)
    I’m here if anyone has questions.

  7. And the vin # 117460611

  8. Thanks Charlie.

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