SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

Just listed here at If you know about ’67 Beetle unique color schemes, you know how special L639 Zenith Blue is. This car is going to make someone a proud vintage Volkswagen owner.

“California car living in Arkansas. Purchased from the original owner in 1989 and immediately restored to as close to original condition as possible. Moved car to Arkansas in 1993. Aside from maintenance and occasional shows the car has been continuously garaged for 24 years. Has 4,000 total miles since restoration. Starts, stops, shifts and drives as it should.

Bias-ply tires. No evidence of any damage front or rear. Original Floor Pans and fenders. Original Zenith color with one repaint (in 1989). Re-chromed front and rear bumpers. Cardboard trunk liner, wire cover and glove box. Working, original Saphire radio. Pop-Out Rear windows. AAA plaque. Factory door panels, rubber rear seat back (not the aftermarket carpeting). No known rust. Good battery. Original, thick rubber ladybug floormats. Pop-out windows. Bamboo shelf. VW Vintage Roof Rack negotiable in price. Good spare tire and VW tool kit.”

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 4,000 (Since restoration)
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Price: $9,000.00
Contact: Greg Brown | 479-263-4924

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

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. Wow what a beauty! I’ve seen this car before on The Samba website and believe me it is worth every penny. As you know, I am still restoring my L639 Zenith Blue as well so I can appreciate this vehicle. My white wall tires arrive today from Coker and go on tomorrow! Expensive but worth it, since the safety of my family has no price! ; )

    1. Agreed! It’s a very nice example of what a Zenith Blue ’67 should be.

  2. This would be the perfect, stock, every day driver parked and ready in my garage!

    1. Or my garage…. We could flip a coin for it.

  3. I’m hoping that big wet spot under the rear bumper, in the first picture, has nothing to do with the car ! Any one know what that Zenith Blue L639 went for at the Mecum auction last week? This one looks just as nice.

    1. Mike,
      That’s funny. That auction ’67 went for $25,000. Jay could speak to this in more detail.

  4. Hah, that is funny Mike! I thought the same thing ever since I saw it on The Samba!I think he should have parked it in a different spot for that pic.

  5. Nice car and a rare colour to be sure. I am always amazed at the descriptions and this one is no exception. Restored to as close to original… in 1989 and only 4000 miles since. The floor pan looks solid and unrestored to me (and a little disappointing considering the rest of the vehicle) as are other parts of the vehicle which appear very original and in good shape otherwise. The paint was certainly redone and looks great and has endured well by the look (24 years) but painting alone cannot be described as restored. What colour should the floorpan be anyways? My experience has been that they are black including the jack supports on original cars. Is 67 different? I’m curious about the $25G version Jay and the differences between that car and this one. In terms of the water spot I’m thinking that the car sprung a rad for this leaked picture! Enjoy all the posts. Keep up the good work. Few north of the border (east) ever see a 67, except when I open the garage door on a sunny day! Thanks Eric for keeping those who love 67’s in touch.

    1. Tom,
      Thanks so much for supporting!

    2. Tom…the chassis should be completely black. This car’s chassis has undercoating on it that appears to be peeling.

      The ’67 Zenith Blue that sold at the Mecum Auction in Dallas, TX, was completely restored. The owner spent about as much on the restoration as the car brought at Auction ($25K). There was nothing more to do to the car except maybe to add a couple of Eric Shoemaker’s decals to the air breather and coil.

      I hesitate to call a car “restored” unless it has been returned to factory condition. I tell people about my own ’67 that it has been “reconditioned”–but not restored. Or, as some will say, “cosmetically restored”–meaning that the vehicle has been cleaned up and has a good presentation.

      In today’s dollars, I spent about $8-$10K for parts and paint while doing my car’s “reconditioning” (12 years ago). This does not count my personal labor of dis-assembly, engine work, brake work, upholstery, carpeting, re-assembly, etc., etc. It does not take long to rack up the bucks!


      1. Greg, Jay
        This is a great car and should be treasured by its new owner. I have “restored” several cars in my time from ’33 Fords to Mustangs to Beetles. Jay is right. Many restorations are cosmetic and not 100 point rebuilds. Yours is a great looking car and well worth the money. Like Jay I am an at home reconditioner and make the work a labour of love. My ’67 Cabrio went to many shows and never won an award other than “runner up” until I added the Porsche alloys. Go figure. It is a daily driver and will never be a true show car but it looks good. I have a bone stock Model A Ford (1930) Rumble seat Coupe as well that dates back to my teens. You’re right when you say you can’t keep everything but necessary to clear the clutter from time to time. Good luck with your sale.

  6. As the owner of this car I appreciate the comments and assure everyone that the mark on the pavement is not from the car. I hadn’t even noticed it until it was mentioned here. That’s funny.

    I never intended to have the car this long and restored it to drive, which obviously never happened. It was 21 years old when I bought it. I purchased it from the original owner who verified thar had never been hit or molested, which is why I chose this one. We searched long and hard to find one on this condition, even back then.

    It has no rust, is mostly German and will make someone proud to own. I have other VW’s that are more sentimental. Otherwise I’d never sell. Just can’t keep everything forever. It’s time for someone else to enjoy it.

    It does have an original VW roof rack that’s included, and a car cover. Any questions please ask.

    Thank you for the positive comments.

  7. Should be on its way to Las Vegas by the end of the week!! So excited to get this baby in my garage.. Thank you to Eric and Jay for the tons of emails and questions..

    1. Jeff,
      I’ll mark as sold! Keep us posted and lets get your featured article up.

  8. 67′ is being loaded up as we speak!!

    If anyone of you guys are ever in Vegas, give me a call and we will go for a spin…

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