SOLD – L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

Good morning, ’67 Beetle community.

I have something very special for you; a L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle Barn find, pulled from the East Coast with 18,500 original miles! It’s all there; the correct seats, untouched, perfect wiring, radio delete plate, both bumpers in place, (rear one year only,) all German metal. All the way down to the correct fiberboard dash wiring cover. It’s something we all dream about but rarely see. Here’s your chance to purchase one of the best ’67 Beetles that I’ve ever seen.

Note: The correct Bosch 12V Coil as well as German Pierburg Fuel pump will be included with the sale of the vehicle.

Info from our seller. Tom is more than happy to speak via email or by phone.

Mileage: 18,497
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Price: $30,000, OBO
Owner Contact Email & Phone:  |  (412) 491-1353

I purchased this Beetle from the original family in August 2018. I have owned it for 5 years. The gentleman I bought it from – it was his grandmothers car. She bought it brand new in August 1967 from Southern Motors in Tennessee. In the 5 years since I have owned the car, I have only put 609 miles on it.

This VW Beetle is a “numbers matching” car. It has 18,500 original miles (documented) on it. After the grandmother passed away, the grandfather gave this Beetle to his grandson as payment for helping him with a building project. This was in the late 70’s or early 80’s. The grandson was a bigger man and said he didn’t fit in the car. So he put it on a trailer, drove it back home and put Beetle in his workshop/barn. It sat in the shop/barn for over 40 years. Please see the photos of the Beetle covered in dirt. I bought it a few days after that photo was taken.

Please know, I am not a mechanic or an expert with any car – much less a VW. I was told that the Beetle was between 90% – 95% original. It was unmolested and not restored. It is not the original paint (same color, but not original). There’s a part here and there that has been replaced, but 95% of the original Beetle is still in tact and untouched! Note: The correct Bosch 12V Coil as well as German Pierburg Fuel pump will be included with the sale of the vehicle.

This Beetle comes with the original “Lobster Claw” seat belts which were only offered in 1967. A radio was never installed and it still has the original radio face-plate. The metal dashboard is 100% original and was never painted or reworked. The Beetle has the original seats and original headliner. It comes with the original spare tire from the German factory. The spare tire still has the sticker on it. It comes with the original jack and original tool kit. The Beetle still has the original shocks from the Germany factory on the car right now! It still has all the data stickers and inspection stickers from the factory. The undercoating from the factory or the dealership is still on the car. I have been told by multiple VW enthusiasts, that this Beetle is a true time-capsule.

Please take special note of the trunk area, specifically the cardboard trunk cover, liner and the cardboard wiring cover. They appear to be in factory new and untouched condition. Please also note all the wiring. The wiring is 100% untouched from the factory! The entire wiring harness and wiring components are in showroom condition. The speedometer has the correct date code and red wax seal from the factory. Please also note the “spare tire well”. There is no rust in this area.

I would welcome any VW expert or any VW mechanic to look over this Beetle. Feel free to call, email or text me. I am very happy to answer any questions you might have about the car. Please….serious inquires only!

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 18,497
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Price: $30,000, OBO
Owner Contact Email & Phone:  |  (412) 491-1353

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. Just, wow…

  2. I might have an original front seat upholstery cover that could fix that driver’s seat.

    1. No, just a 67.

  3. Dean,
    I just let Tom know that; and he will chime in here soon.

  4. Hello Eric & Dean – thanks for your note, Dean. Dumb question, is it just a “cover” that goes over the existing seat?

    1. Tom, no, what I have is an original factory black cover removed from a late ‘67 passenger seat. It would take a talented trimmer to repair the existing driver’s seat, but considering the state of this incredible car, more than worth the effort.

  5. Stephen Jaeger May 5, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Well, you don’t see that everyday.

  6. Jeffrey Hicken May 5, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Why would a car with only 18,000 miles on it need to be repainted?

    1. Hi Jeffrey! It’s a bit too much to write, but I’m very happy to share it with you if you wanted to talk on the phone for a few minutes.

  7. Jeffrey,
    Tom may possible be able to shed more light on that. At this time; I don’t know.

  8. Beautiful car and a nice job cleaning it up. Just very unfortunate that they took a shortcut and painted the wheels all white.

    1. Hi Mike! No shortcut was taken at all. If you aren’t aware of something, it doesn’t mean a “shortcut” was taken! Right??? I don’t take shortcuts! The only thing I was aware of 5 years ago was that the wheels needed to have the rust taken off. It was bad. It was taken to a VW restoration shop to clean them up. What I do know is paint is an easy fix – especially those wheels.

  9. Well said…..

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