Traveling in Europe

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Traveling in Europe

This is a nice little story by Friede Strobl from the February ’67 issue of Foreign Car Guide magazine. In the article Friede describes what it’s like to travel to Germany to pick up your brand new VW as so many Americans did through the tourist delivery program. There are some good photos of an “early” ’67 and it’s cool to hear her boast of the new 1500cc motor.

As a side note, the cover shows the VW Blue ’67 Friede purchased in full color. You can clearly see the blue beading and the black running boards. It’s been long argued that the running boards should match the beading and vice versa on 60’s Beetles, but here with VW Blue this is clearly not the case.

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Traveling in Europe

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Traveling in Europe


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. I absolutely love it when you find stuff like this. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks! Jody gets all the credit for this one.

  2. Did you see where the yellow Bosh sticker is placed on the coil in engine photo? It is not near the terminals, but at the back end! Very interesting. Which way does it suppose to go?

    1. Greg,
      Take a look at this. This is my coil, and the NOS decals I offer. You’ll notice how the direction the coil is placed.

      1. The correct placement of the decal is at the bottom of the coil not the top where the terminals are. When placed on the engine the decal will appear upside down. I have documented many original cars and have many original photos and they are all that way, as well as official VW photos.

        Also, take a look at page 30 in the 67 owner’s manual pic 2. You can see the outline of the decal but VW blacked it out for the pic.

  3. That is what I wanted to know; vintage photos sure confirm the proper placement at the bottom of the coil, not at the top near the terminals. That is where mine will go today, on the bottom!

    1. Guys,
      Not to throw a wrench in this, but I’ve seen them both ways in VW literature.

      1. 6 Volt on top of the coil, yes. 12 Volt on top????

        1. I’ve seen both ways, both 6V and 12V.

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