Sent over by a reader of 1967beetle.com, this L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Vert appears to be a solid car. Sure, there are a few aftermarket items here and there, however, it would not take much to make this car perfect and 100% correct. Given the current vintage Volkswagen market, is the car priced to sell? What do you think?
“Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer our ’67 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. One of the most desirable years when it comes to VW’s. ’67 was the first year of 12 volt system and was a one year only design. This is a highly original example. The odometer reads 19,475 miles which are believed to be original, though documentation does not exist to definitively prove that, the originality of the car seems to make that argument, especially having its original motor, H0652389 still intact.”
Mileage: 19,475 miles
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Contact: Mark | 714-426-0238
Crevier Classis Cars is an absolutely fabulous place to visit. It is located right next to John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Mr. Crevier, of Crevier BMW built the place to store his extensive collection of cars. Last I checked you too can keep your collector ’67 there for $500/month. This includes a very cool conference room, bar, pool table, and free candy. Most people do not know that it is open, free of charge, to the public. Check out some of the vehicles in the background. Don’t expect any bargains.
What a beautiful car! Wow, I think if you had 100% proof that the miles are actual “original miles” , then I think the car would be worth every penny! However, my 67 has the original engine and tranny with all matching numbers and I too have no actual proof that my milage is original. But, I was told from the second owner, that that actual miles are original miles which is 129,000 which actually is still not bad considering the car is 46 years old, and I even have the original owners manual that also reflects the numbers to the keys when the car was first sold not to mention the original maintenace card and every single oil change since the car was first delivered to the dealership from Germany.
It’s a great car for sure. However, here’s what I’m curious about. Why would a car with such low, original miles have an aftermarket coil, generator and carb? Sure, things wear out but it’s just odd. Also, if I were paying this much, I’d at least want these components to be true German, correct and rebuilt. I’m thinking the odometer has rolled over at least once.
Edit: I’m not trying to sound like a jerk by making comments about the right components. It’s a super nice car. To me, if I’m going to pay that kind of $, the car better be 100% correct and well documented.
JERK? NOT A CHANCE!!,people read your posts to get the real deal( AKA the godfathers blessing) when I need an opinion on the color or how cute it is I will ask my wife
That Beetle is the Colome Motors ‘vert from earlier this year. It still raises alot of questions in my opinion. If I remember correctly the speedo date doesn’t correspond with the vin, and that is just the beginning.
It is? If so, we’ve featured it. It’s interesting to see the better cars go around in circles.
Yep. Same car!
I never forget a VW, let alone a ’67.
I seem to have the same problem.
Each owner is 100% authorized to change and cutsomize his 67 or other car in any manner he wishes. Being purely original does not have the same appeal to every one. For instance, I like the addition of nice aluminum wheels on my 67.
Right. To each his own.
I hear what you’re saying. But, like Eric, I think the value goes down when you tinker too much. A car that is priced like this should be correct and perfect. I think this ’67 is hiding a past.
Say what you want guys, but life and VWs is all about personal preference. People seem to get waaay too stuffy about cars and loose sight of some of the enjoyment. If you want a perfect Bug vert for a museum, then wait, find it and pay $50k. Personally, I think $32k for this 67 vert is probably pretty close, even in this bad economy because of resto costs and labor. I have a 67 vert that looks similar to the one at Crevier Motors only a tan top, and I stopped counting my out of pocket resto expense at $30k+ and that did NOT include labor! And, for that kind of money and time, I did things sort of my way. But, again, a lot of this is personal preference, academic and just plain snootiness, like with Porsche owners.
Agreed. My own ’67 is well into the $20K range.. And, it’s not even pan off! Kinda when you think about it.
Does it have seatbelts, unable to see thus far, and the seat belt retainer clips-appears to have black vice Savanna Beige running board covers. Should be Bosch old style red distributor cap-can’t see valve sticker, most likely should be .004. Still have my 67 VV Blue bought 12/66.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello, Quinn…this car looks very nice. But, somehow, it seems to be “making the rounds” without finding a permanent home. I get suspicious when a car can’t find its garage. For one thing, I wonder why the car, if it has but 19K miles, has had what appears to be a complete repaint, new running boards, new fender welting, black bumper support tubes, etc., etc. This is the biggest question which I have. The car has been around long enough somewhere for an after-market radio to be installed. Why a different carburetor? Where are all of the hose clamps? Questions, questions. Puzzling! It appears that we aren’t the only ones who have wonderments, Quinn! jay
Yes.. What Jay said.
Is there any interest in viewing some nos parts inages here, not for sale, just show and tell. If, so I am on dial up would have to send on at a time
Sure. Working on that now.
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