SOLD – L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Fresh to the market here at, this L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle is a respectable, unmolested car. As we all know, the ability to purchase a true “one owner” vehicle is getting harder and harder to find these days. Zenith Blue has always been a desirable color.

Here’s the info we have from the seller. Again, folks. This is a one owner car. Original paperwork and license plates are included in the sale. Also, the correct H0 case engine!

I purchased my bug in 1967; the ’68 Beetle just came out. It was on the showroom floor sitting next to a ’67 tan bug and the new ’68s with the high back seats and wrap around bumpers. I liked the ’67 models so much better.

I am original owner and have original paperwork and license plates. My car has original paint and bumpers. The seats were recovered to original look. The engine is original with 148,022 miles. I was driving it to work most days until I retired 4 years ago. I still drive it occasionally but it mostly sits. It has been in the garage most of its life. When not garaged, it was covered. My car has some rear fender dents and some rust under the running board mats. Most likely other wear and tear from 50 years of driving. It is pretty much all original as far as I know. It has new exhaust pipe tips, which are not original, but look and sound better. Muffler is original. Radio is not original.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 148,022
 Davis, CA
Price: $10,000, OBO
Contact: Jerri Ernstrom
General questions: Eric Shoemaker Who’s going to make an offer?

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. A German fuel pump, 205K dist and other small bits in the engine and this ’67 will be perfect. Or, bump the key and drive as is.

    1. Paint the wheels correctly and scrape the tint and add pop outs too ;-) One owner cars don’t come around too often folks. Even at this price, it’s a value imo.

  2. Hi Jerri,
    Can you tell me if the dash was cut in order to accept the replacement radio?

    Also, you mention some rust under the running board mats. Are the heater channels rusted as well?


  3. Boy O’ boy. Zeineth blue is a fantastic color. I restored a driver ’69 for my wife years ago and let her pick the color. The car was originally the light blue ’69 color but we decided we liketh the older Zeineth blue better. We got more comments on that car than I could believe. It turned a rather mundane fat bumper car into a vintage looker.

    This car looks great wearing it too. GLWS!

  4. God bless. I’m about to purchase a euro 67 blue with navy blue interior…. can somebody help me know the specs of an euro beetle?

    1. Hello, Carlos. There are numerous differences for the so-called “euro” 1967 Beetle. First, read from this Link: For USA consumption, we received solely the Deluxe 1967 Beetle. However, Beetles were crafted variously depending upon the country of destination. In order to learn more about the Beetle which you contemplate buying, you would need to send for its “Birth Certificate”. That will give some indications of both Origin and Variations. Please see this Article: Hopefully the car has not been repainted–or if it has been, that the crayon markings beneath the trunk liner were left intact. These M-Code markings can help to know more about the car. jay

  5. I also have a 67 and 2nd owner I got Dec 24 1976 and I like the 67 seats, bumpers, steering wheel the most (the hardest to get). Nice car.

    1. Kehau–I am glad to hear from you. Please continue to comment on the various articles and to contribute your experiences. You should consider getting with Eric to write Your Story. We all would love to read it! jay

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