SOLD – L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle


Just listed for sale here at This is a very original L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle, just waiting for a buyer. (I love the patina) The current seller knew he had found a one year only gem that’s not been abused. This would be a great candidate for a period correct restoration. Who’s going to take this ’67 home and put it in their garage?

• Original H-case motor refreshed with many new parts, great compression
• All new brake components (pads, cylinders, soft lines, brake switches)
• New clutch cable
• New accelerator cable
• New clutch
• New pressure plate
• New throw out bearing
• New transmission mounts
• New Bowden Tube
• New voltage regulator
• New E-brake cable (not installed)
• New wheel bearings (not installed)
• New door panels
• New seat covers (fronts installed, back not installed)
• Extra rear bumperGreat glass, all original but windshield
• Nice tires

I am the third owner of this car. It sat for appx 20 years in a pole barn near my home town. A grandfather bought it with appx 7,000 miles on it. He drove it, his daughter drove it and then his granddaughter drove it before it was parked. It had a bad respray on it that you can still see in some places. I used a combination of graffiti remover and 0000 steel wool to remove the respray. Over the course of the last 9 months I have begun to get this car back on the road as original as I could afford to do it! The car had A/C added at some point, but the only thing I have left for it is the A/C pulley and nothing else.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 9,634 (Odometer has rolled over)
Location: Tulsa, OK
Price: $4,000 OBO
Contact:  |  918-549-8257

It has some rust in the floor pans. I have the replacement piece for the battery tray section. The driver’s side needs a half pan, from middle of the front seat to the back. And, the top of the channel, where the carpet hooks in, on the driver’s side has a hole, but I don’t see that it has gone all the way through. I think it can just be patched.

The drivers side rear fender has some damage, and had a considerable amount of bondo on it when I bought the car. I have removed it and found its really just 4 small cracks on the outer edge of the fender. Once those are welded up, I believe the original fender can be used.

The rear seat needs a new cushion, I have been unable to find them. A new seat cover is included with the car.
The front seats have been updated with new foam cushions and seat covers.
The dash is uncut and in great condition
Wiring also seems very original

Drive train
This has the original H-case motor with great compression (Cylinder 1: 115 lbs, Cylinder 2: 110 lbs, Cylinder 3: 110 lbs, Cylinder 4: 112 lbs)
The transmission has had the oil changed, but nothing else. It appears to shift fine, but has not been fully tested under extensive driving.
I have driven this car around the block, but it hasn’t been fully road tested. I have an extra rear bumper for this car as well that is in better shape.

International shipping at buyers expense. Clear title and original key in hand.

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A nice example of a survivor! Sure, it needs some love but the potential is all there.

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. I love Ruby Red!

  2. Thanks for your help Eric, this is a great survivor car that someone can restore without breaking the bank!

  3. Richard A. (Dick) Diaz March 29, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Nice opportunity for someone to take it to the next level!

  4. Make me an offer. This has a ton of potential and life left. Worst I can say is no. Id love for this to go to someone that will treat it right like a 67 should be.

  5. Would you do $2,500 cash? The metal work on this car is going to be costly.

    1. No. I can’t go that low. I can have the pans fixed here for around $500. I understand it needs work. But, the upside is there especially since the motor is done.

  6. This ’67 is sold.

    1. Sure is. Good chatting with you, by the way.

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