1967 Volkswagen Beetle
1967 Volkswagen Beetle
The need for a people's car (Volkswagen in German), its concept and its functional objectives were formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country's new road network. The Volkswagen Beetle—officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in German the Käfer (literally "beetle"), in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, and known by many other nicknames in other languages—is a two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for up to four or five passengers, that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.
Is there any car that's more recognizable than Volkswagen's Beetle? It single-handedly built a 58 year legacy out of honest, no frills transportation. And today, it continues to be one of the most endearing shapes on the planet. That's because there simply isn't any platform with a better combination of vintage style, cool engineering and big-time affordability than a vintage VeeDub.
Benefitting from a body off restoration in 2016 by the consigner, this VW has only logged 200 miles since that time. In addition to paying close attention to the steel, it's in the details that this car shows so well. That said, new body seals and weather stripping, including window scrapers, and vent window seals. A new windshield, new pop out rear windows, and all new turn signals, headlights, and rear lights. All this was then wrapped in VW/Audi racing green base cost then clear coated. Wheels were sandblasted and repainted to original look. Not to mention the new stainless steel front and rear bumpers. Can you say absolutely no rust?
A gorgeous TMI custom tweed interior, seats, headliner, door panels, and carpet. A fun little shelf below the dash made from bamboo and knitted rattan is functional and lightweight, let's call it the snowshoe for the dash. Speaking of which the dash is the same spotless beautiful VW racing green, houses a retro modern AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo, and 2 gauges...a speedo and a fuel gauge.
Pop the trunk and see a clean all functioning engine bay that has a standard Volkswagen Beetle engine of 1493-cc (as on Type 3) and 53 horsepower. A new carburetor was installed by a certified service center, and consigner states that compression is 135-145lbs on all cylinders. Attached is the 4-speed manual transmission.
New brakes where needed, and new brake lines as well as wheel cylinders replaced or rebuilt as necessary. No rust, no surface rust, just clean painted steel.
From a collector's standpoint, they're plentiful, fun, easy to live with toys which enjoy a cult-like following and a positively gigantic support system. This sweet '67 restored to near perfection with a frame-off restoration that's been aged to perfection, is the ideal classic for a budget-minded collector or anyone who just wants an awesome weekend warrior. If you're looking for one of the best and most unique rides your money can buy, welcome to the 'people's car'! Oh, and it floats just like the commercial.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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