Sent over by a reader of 1967beetle.com, this original UK market ’67 Beetle is fantastic. (And, you’ve seen it before) They say a photo is worth a thousand words. With that in mind.. I’ll let Rob take it from here.
“I first saw the ’67 for sale at the Avoncroft Historic VW Show in 1999, with only 50,000 miles on the clock. The car was built on January 12 1967 and sold to Geoffrey Hubert Sheppy by the Volkswagen dealership, Arthur Moore & Sons Ltd. in Great Whitley, Worcestershire. Geoffrey owned it from August 1 1967 all the way up to June 25 1998, when he passed away. As the Service Manager, Donald Reece, had looked after the car so well over the years since first buying the car, Geoffrey left the Beetle to him in his will. Donald Reece was now in his 70s, and only used the ’67 as a second car, until he sold it in October 1999.”
You can read the full article here.
Photos: Michael Whitestone
Beautiful! A true “Time Machine.”
You have to love this car! The engine compartment is so pristine. Wow! jay
Fantastic car… willing to drive on the wrong side of the road for this…
This magnificent car looks better than my 1967 tan vw when I bought it new! What a beauty.
This is one great looking 67 for sure!!!!
Now this babe comes with 4-lug rims. anyone knows when (chassis number pls :-)) the 5-lug rims were change to 4? I’m a bit restless on the suspicion that the previous owner of a 67 I’m restoring now could have changed them. Please help.
Let me see what info I can dig up..
Hello, Elango…if your ’67 Beetle is a US Spec Beetle, it came to the US with 5-lug rims. If it was imported privately from some source in Europe or elsewhere, it could have 4-lug rims from the factory. Based upon what you have told here we do not have sufficient evidence to be able to say more. Have you checked the VIN? Look beneath the back seat for the VIN–stamped into the tunnel by the inspection plate. It should begin with 117- (if it is a Sedan). If it begins as 118- (for instance)…it is possible that you have a later car which someone has titled as a ’67. If the VIN is correct (and has not been tampered with), examine the outer tie rod ends. If they have the large holes, they are for ’68 and later and someone probably has changed the front wheel situation. this leaves some doing for the rear rims. Although the rear axles for ’67 and ’68 are the same length, the threaded portion is not the same. There must be an accommodation for the axles to accept the ’68 and later drums/rims. Let us know what you find with the VIN (beneath the rear seat and behind the spare tire as well and on the title). Then, send front and rear photos of the car to: email@example.com Let’s see if we can determine what’s going on with your car. jay
I’m selling a incredible Rhd beetle in Seattle.
You should list it with us. Email me.
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