SOLD – L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

Listed for our friends over at BaT, this L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle is an example of period correct along with a few modern upgrades. I can’t tell you how many emails has received about this car today. Who’s going to make an offer? Did I also mention that it’s a convertible?!

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 26,665
Memphis, Tenn
Price: No reserve auction – BAT
Contact: BaT

“This 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio was restored by a previous owner approximately 20 years ago and has been with its current owner since 2002. Driven over 5,000 miles during his ownership, the car is believed to remain in stock specification apart from an interior color change. The single-port 1500cc flat-four is paired with four-speed manual transaxle. Records detailing maintenance over the past 15 years, including a recent clutch replacement as well as a servicing last week by the seller with the installation of a rebuilt German Solex Pict-1 carburetor, an oil change, and inspection. This Type 1 is now offered by the seller at no reserve on behalf of the current owner with a new uninstalled black interior kit, new black steering wheel, and a clean Tennessee title in the current owner’s name.”

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. To save any confusion, L456 Ruby Red (from the factory) is a sedan color. I’m assuming this ’67 was painted once before. To my knowledge, L19K Yukon Yellow is the only vert color. Jay?

    1. Eric,
      the ’67 ‘vert could be painted in any of the 7 colors available for the 1967 Beetle model year. It also could be painted in 2 specific convertible colors only, Yukon Yellow and Poppy Red, for a total of 9 color options. Hope this helps.

      1. Hey, Jody.
        That’s good context. I could not remember. I’ve not seen many this color.

  2. Eric, do you have any knowledge of this car or are you connected in any way? Can you answer any questions or is it listed here just because it’s a ’67?

  3. Amanda, Thank you for your answer and I am rather new to BAT. What I’ve heard is once on BAT it should not be on any other sites for sale(ebay, crigslist etc). I suspect you are doing this only as a courtesy to the public and it’s not for sale on your site. There has been a lot of discussion as to what that $495 dealer fee is and when I got your site email I, for just a little while, thought maybe you are receiving a part of that fee. That was really my question.

    Having read my own question, I really don’t mean to make it sound the way it sounds but I don’t know how else to ask. Actually none of my business either. I’m just going over the possibilities.

    Do you experts here have any thought on this car? I see a few things but this site usually sees things I don’t. I do know the seller’s friend that’s selling it for him is not making any friends. Besides the fenders and knobs(how do you lose knobs inside a car?), anything stick out to anybody.

    Thanks Amanda and all your readers help.

  4. Thank again Amanda.

    I will in fact contact you with the info you’ve given me. Thanks again and this is the way to follow up with a way to converse with out any outside influence which in print would be an undue affect on an add with my opinion alone with out any proof or influence. As I stated before, I’m no expert as is Jay, but I think I do have a few questions that deserve a 2nd look.
    Again, thanks for this platform to kick around some thoughts. and I will try my best to stay within the intended lines. The last thing I want to be is “That guy”. With this exception….Merry Christmas to all and not “Happy Holidays”. I’m old school of you couldn’t tell. But really, thanks again for your site as it is really needed.

  5. Nice looking 67, Ruby Red was in fact offered on the convertible. Randy, from Old Bug sold an unrestored Ruby Red 67 convertible a few years ago. Along with the inside window crank handles, dash knobs front fenders there are the after market bumpers. There are also other items, however this is a driver quality car, depending on the buyer it might not matter. Anyone who is interesting in buying a 67 should do their home work, it just depends on what they are wanting.

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