PENDING SALE – L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Sunroof Beetle

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a ’67 Beetle sunroof come to the market; even better it’s a L639 Zenith Blue which has lower production numbers than other colors.

Below is the information we have from the seller. It’s priced very fair given that it does need some work to get back on the road. Feel free to reach out to Raul via email or phone (505) 470-6178) if you have questions.

I found a ’67 Beetle sunroof that had been parked somewhere in the early 90s. The gentleman I purchased from, told me he started a construction business and didn’t have time for his ’67 Anymore so he parked it in the construction warehouse. I purchased it in 2018. I had a mechanic try to get the engine going again. He replaced the carburetor, fuel pump and a few other components. He got the engine running however, he never got it to stay running properly.

The interior is in fairly good condition. I replaced the carpet and the interior paneling. It will need a headliner. The rear pans have some rust and will eventually need to be replaced. A new master brake cylinder was replaced but never got to put the new brake lines in. The sunroof needs some work and is not operational. I have the original radio that was taken out for a more modern radio. Also, A lot of ’67 extra parts I purchased separately from the previous owner. This sunroof is basically all there and has most of the original ’67 only components with the sought after sunroof!  Lastly, the front brakes are disc. I have the original drum brake wheel components for both sides.

Status: PENDING Sale
Mileage: Unknown
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Price: $4,500
Vin: 117037257
Owner Contact: Raul Padilla(505) 470-6178
General Questions: Eric Shoemaker

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, 1967beetle.com and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Good start for someone. She’s ridin’ a bit high, I wonder if they ran it on rough roads back there? I also wonder if the seller has the original speedo and air cleaner (or a correct replacements for each)? Obviously the engine is a DP from a later car. Might be a buy if all the little things come with it. I paid $3500 for mine 5 years ago https://flic.kr/s/aHskug98aL . It was in a tad better shape, but missing a few correct parts(seats, carb, dist, coil,) but otherwise very original. Considering the rise in prices I think 4k is reasonable.

    No factor in the recession we are in and I think you are going to see a lot more cars coming to market. Smart sellers are getting a head start on the coming slide in prices.

    1. I forgot to factor in the sunroof and the disc brakes. Considering those, I think the price is fair.

  2. Any shots underneath?

    1. NM car. Odds are good it’s fairly decent. Still, wise to ask for those thousand words. BTW, listened to your “Let’s Talk Dubs” podcast appearance recently. Cool to see another person into VWs with a production background. TV production has been my career for nearly 35 years. Love your work and thanks for all the tutorials on your site. Appreciated!

  3. Los alamos has more snow than any other place right? rust may be prolific ?

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