Just listed for sale here at 1967beetle.com. This is a very nice L633 VW Blue ’67 Beetle, just waiting for someone to take it home. It would not take much to make this car perfect. It has some interesting accessories that you just don’t see much these days.
This beauty was fully restored in 1999 by Clarke’s VW Restoration in Ocala, FL. At the same time, a new 1600 engine was installed and it was fitted with a custom under-dash Air Conditioning unit. I was not the owner at the time, but have receipts showing over $9,000 paid in ’99 for this restoration.
It has seen little road activity since then. I’ve owned it for 5 years (since October 2010) when I purchased it with 37,428 on the new engine. I have put less than 8,000 miles on it, for a total of just over 45,000 miles.
To say it’s a real head-turner is to be modest! Everyone seems to have a Beetle memory from their past, so it generates a lot of interest and conversation where ever we go. The engine runs strong, is peppy and can be used as a daily drive car if desired, or at least a weekend around-town car. Air conditioning has two fans speeds, rear-mounted fan and condenser mounted in front passenger wheel well. It needs to be recharged each summer for maximum performance, but blows strong, cools well, is not overly noisy, and looks like a factory install, not an after-market add-on.
Recent maintenance includes new rear brake shoes, master cylinder, new fuel pump and rear adjustable shocks. Regular oil changes and valve adjustments have been performed and documented. Only hi octane (91) fuel used. Tires have some good tread remaining. It’s not meticulous, show car quality, but close to it. Several minor issues worth noting include small paint chips interior and exterior (have been retouched), windshield washer not working, rear wheel white port-a-wall is scraped, heater lever doesn’t stay in up position, driver side window has some faint scratches. This will give the new owner something to do!
Location: Ocala, FL
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Bidding on eBay
Who’s going to make an offer?
Nice ride! Front bumper and fenders look aftermarket! Makes me question front end collision! I only noticed because it happened to me on my ’67 and I have since learned to look for that!
Typical stuff, yeah. It’s hard to find one that is perfect. Good eye, Richard.
What makes you think that is L633 VW Blue? Does not look like VW blue to me at all.
It’s more a metallic version, but it’s close.
Just curious what has been added to top third of the tail light lenses?
That’s a good question!
They are those blue dots that you put in your tail lights. You have to drill a round hole to insert them in the tail lights.
Blue dots are typically mounted in the red brake/running light portion of the lens. The blue dot in the red lens gives off a purple glow to it. It’s a traditional hot rod modification. Not sure what it would look like in the turn signal area.
Nice looking car, however some of the decisions made in the “restoration” I think may hinder it’s value. Besides the budget bumpers and aftermarket fenders, the metallic paint, some of the accessories, wheel/rim combo, interior are all personal mods that may not appeal to as wide an audience as they would if were more stock. I wish him well, hopefully can get what he is comfortable with.
This car is definitely not for the VW purist. Not only the metallic paint, but the white steering wheel that VW changed to charcoal black in 1966.
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