Russ Keller’s L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle


Russ Keller is a customer and personal friend of He’s restored a few ’67 beetles, and this one is definitely worth a mention. He also is very handy with Sapphire V radios, if you’re ever in need of having yours serviced. Alright, let’s take a look at this ’67 he saved from a barn.

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Thanks, Russ, for sharing your story with

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. Richard A. (Dick) Diaz June 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Very nice find! Although I like stock, you did a great job of bringing this car back with some tasteful personal touches! Like the color also!

  2. I love the color paint !

  3. I prefer the newer headlights on the 67’s rather than the ones that came with the 66’s. I also am into more of the stock look but don’t mind the electrical and motor upgrade improvements.

  4. Russ, I too was wondering why you didn’t just restore the OG ’67 front fenders?

  5. The originals had some Swiss cheese holes and pitting along with rust through where they bolted to the body. We looked for better oem 67 fenders for some time then came across a lovely unmolested pair of 66 ones. We had some newer restamped 67s but the headlight positions were off and there were other fitment issues. The 66 ones bolted right on and the car looked happy and my son said “look dad the car is smiling”. So that was that.

    1. Alright then. Can’t argue that. Did you keep the ’67 fenders? They are a bit rare as you may know.

  6. That motor looks amazing. Nice job.

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