SOLD – ’67 Beetle Lobster Claw Seatbelts

Our good friend and follower of 1967beetle.comGary Beck has a rare find for us today. If you know the ’67 Beetle, you know the correct and rare Lobster Claw seatbelts. These are original used German and still function perfectly. They retract as designed, and are ready to install in your pride and joy. Both install bolts are included.

Sold as a set of two.
Fits the 1967 Beetles.

Status: SOLD
Price: $300 + freight
Contact: Gary Beck

Now that’s what I call rare!

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. Are these ‘lobster claw’ belts ‘one year only’? Back in the day (1969) I bought a 1966 Bug, and it had lobster claw front seat belts …don’t recall if they were exactly the same as the ones in this post. Would this style of belt have been compatible with a 66 bug as well??

    1. Hello, David… Safety Belts were mandated for 1967 vehicles in the USA. It is entirely possibly for someone to have installed the 1967 Lap Belts into a 1966 Beetle. But, they would not have come from the Factory like that. For 1966 and earlier Beetles there were Seat Belts available from sources other than the Wolfsburg Factory. Dealerships and other venues sold these. The simplicity of the Beetle coupled with many “same features” over many years made it possible to mix-n-match parts, often creating what some call “The FrankenBug”. That “sameness” was both a blessing and a curse. LOL. Very early 1968 Beetles are rarely found with the “Lobster Claw” Belts. jay salser

  2. I’ve got a couple of sets of lobster claws but I don’t think I have all the hardware. I have a compete center loop. I have the metal plates that go against the c pillars along with a large flat washer and a smaller wave washer and then the shoulder bolts. I’m guessing that there’s asst lest one more washer that I need plus a full set of washers for the other side. Can anyone help me out either with info or parts?

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