Another fascinating ’67 vintage Volkswagen Beetle story. This one comes from a reader of 1967beetle.com across the pond. Like my own ’67, it’s heart warming to hear stories of original owners and their relationship with their old VWs. After all, they don’t call it the “small wonder” for nothing.
Photos, video and more on this great story here. © Jil Mcintosh
“Purchased on June 23, 1967, the little Beetle came to $2,322.85: a base price of $1,998, plus a $100 sunroof, $85 radio, and $14.95 for rustproofing, a $15 license fee and five per cent sales tax. Stewart estimates it’s worth about $20,000 today.
Montreal’s Expo 67 exhibition was the big draw in Canada’s centennial year, and Stewart drove it there. The following year, he and his wife Margaret took it to Los Angeles for a vacation, travelling mostly along Route 66. The trip covered 7,600 miles (12,231 km) and cost $76 in fuel.”
Are you a one owner ’67 Beetle owner? If so, we’d love to hear from you below. Say hello.
Suppose to say Beautiful
WOW ! WOnderfull !!!!
Julian! Your Beetle is a treasure, a jewel. Thank you for letting us see it!
I am jealous! This is a beautiful vehicle and obviously much loved. To have kept it all of these years certainly was a wise decision. Now all of us out here can enjoy Your Story! jay
Curious: did the car have an ‘auxilary heater’ (gas heater) when it was purchased new, or was it installed later?? (I see the heat outlet under the dash, to the left of the steering column). Great story, and great car to have survived the salty Ontario roads!!
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