SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue '67 Beetle

This gem has made my morning. It’s so rare to see a L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle properly restored; it’s one of the best has seen in awhile.

  • Off the pan complete restoration
  • All original factory one year only parts front fenders, rear deck lid, rear bumper, rear apron, inside door lock pulls, dash knobs and more
  • Completely disassembled, soda blasted to bare metal and all bolts as well as hardware was glass bead blasted and inspected
  • All hardware clear cad plated
  • Body repainted original L639 Zenith Blue factory color
  • Chrome parts were stripped and replated
  • Floor plan coated with POR15, inside of fenders and quarter panel
  • 1500cc engine has been restored to a 1600cc due to parts not being available
  • Suspension and brakes restored to factory specifications
  • New TMI seat foam and covers, headliner, door panels and carpet kit

Status: SOLD
Mileage: Unknown
Location: Dallas, TX
Price: Auction Sale
Contact: Mecum Auctions









Wow.. Someone get me a cold shower!

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. What a beauty! My favorite 67 color. Sorry Eric.

    1. Me too! Oh, no worries. Mine’s a boring color. I’m not sure what my Grandpa was thinking..

  2. Isn’t this the one that was or is for auction in Monteray this weekend?

    1. Gary,
      Not that I know.. I think this one is brand new to the market. Jay Salser can speak more to this, as he knows the owner.

  3. Hello, Gary…This is a very nicely done Beetle. Black Gold VW Shop in Arlington, TX, over-saw the restoration. I was able to view the restoration in progress one time before the car was completed. Give Jack Wenk, owner of the shop, a call at 817-633-1135 if you are sincerely interested in the auction. Don’t look for this car to sell for peanuts. There was attention paid to details during the restoration. To my knowledge, there was an attempt to “do the car right”. The car has remained garaged during the time since the restoration (between 3-4 years, as I recall). The photos of the car are taken in front of the Black Gold shop. jay

    1. Jay,
      As always, thanks for the info. This is a fantastic car.

    2. Looks like a great 67 bug.
      Love to see the 67s that are done right.
      It just needs one of Eric’s decals on the air filter.
      It should sell for a pretty Penney.

      1. Ha!
        I was thinking the same thing. :)

  4. Truly a beautiful car.
    Hope the new owner isn’t so excited he/she forgets to fill up at the nearest gas station……………………looks a little low.

  5. Wow, what a nice ’67! I hope mine looks that good one day.

    Just saw this one on the samba. Very original, nice price..

    1. Yeah, nice cars!

    2. That Samba listing is nice, but the front fenders are not org and the engine is missing some key items. Still, it’s a decent price.

  6. My very first car I learned to drive was a 1967 VW. I wanted it to look like a 71 with newer bumpers, turn signals, and taillights. I paid $800 for it in 1971 while going to a trade school in Waco. Was blue with White bucket seats. My dad taught me to drive it and learned to shift. I was 22 years old. Sold it for $300 in 1974 when engine died. Have pics of it back then and can send.

    1. Robert,
      Sure, we’d love to see it! Email me.

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