Mike Buettell, Vintage VW Enthusiast

A big thanks to Mike Buettell who drove 1.5 days from Washington to pick up the tires I had for sale. I took him out for a sunny Bay Area drive in the ’67 and he gladly posed for this photo.

This is another example of how vintage VW enthusiasts are just awesome and in a league of their own. He, too, owns a very original ’67.

We exchanged some laughs about people and their connections with these old cars. I learned about him serving in the Vietnam War as a pilot. He returned home in the 70’s, and purchased his first zenith blue Beetle. I gave him some advice about moving the fuel filter out of his engine area and a solution for his high fuel pressure issue. Mike is a great example of why I started this site.

Drive safe, Mike. I’ll hopefully see you at the VW Classic in June.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, 1967beetle.com and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. VWBH™ Lives! Yes, the Vintage VW community has a lot of good people in it. Good story.

  2. I’d agree. Mike’s a great guy. It was good to meet him.

  3. What part of Washington was he from? I might be interested in chatting with him. :)

    1. I forget, but connect with him. I’m sure he’d be up for chatting. Mike Buettell. mbuettell@gmail.com

      1. done, thanks!

        1. Sweet. Keep me posted as you get closer to finding your own ’67. :)

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