Susan Wenrich’s L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Susan Wenrich recently reached out to to introduce herself before she began restoring her fantastic L620 Savanna Beige ’67. In the little work they have done so far, it seems this car has an interesting history. This ’67 might be the car that puts a spin on an old WWII song … “Comin’ in on a wing and a STOP sign.” The photos below illustrate this humorous story.

“We finally started Fritzy’s teardown in earnest. I was dragging my feet, since I knew it’ll be a long haul before we can drive our little gem again. Plus, I dreaded the thought of seeing him dismantled piece by piece. But Doug has been chompin’ at the bit, and tore into it like a madman this morning. And here’s what we found.

Remember the “men at work” sign? Guess what. There were more. Many, many more. Plus lots of other miscellaneous signs and some sort of weird, perforated scrap aluminum. In fact, we discovered that the floor pans were entirely rusted out, virtually non-existent! So we were riding around suspended on a jigsaw puzzle of stolen signs! Awesome! Too bad we didn’t find any cash sandwiched between the layers. Sadly, we only found 18 cents of spare change.”

We will be doing a full article documenting Susan’s restoration in the coming future.

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. Hello Eric,my name Victor and I own 67 VW Beetle as well.I restore my back in 1996, it took some time because I was serving in U.S. Army did 23 years. However I need to find out how to repair or purchase J1

    1. Hey Victor!
      Email me directly and I can advise.

  2. This is TOO good! I always have been amazed over the years at what I have found in the 100 or so VWs that I have owned. Cash, coin, knives, family photos, clothing, tools, repair manuals–but never road signs! There’s always a first. This car’s chassis is going to take some repair time. But isn’t it grand that yet another ’67 is going to be back, first class, on the road! Hurrah for Susan and Doug! jay salser in texas

  3. Wow, this is the best thing I’ve seen all week!, you are bringing great, unique stories for the world to enjoy. Thank you!

    1. Thank you!

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