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I owned a ’67 for a very short time and learned a lot about the ‘one year car’ thing! It’s what makes some folks run from it AND what makes some folks run to them! The whole (short) time I owned it, it made me smile every time I dealt with it / drove it. Obviously, it was a poor choice to let her go! Great story, this one. Cool car, cool guy.
1967 Volkswagen Beetles are truly a one year only model. While this car has the rear backup lamps the bumper is not correct for a 1967 Bug. The wider rear deck lid required a shortened overrider bar next to the deck lid. The engines stock were 1500 cc’s roughly. They were the first year with a 12 volt charging system. The last year for the 205mm on 5 lug nut brakes and wheels. The first year for the new style seal beam headlights. The last year of the gasoline filler inclosed in the trunk. Mid year change to seat release on the upper side of the seat back. The last year of a classic design the bumpers.
This is great. I love the quote, “This is a performance car, just not a fast car”. Wonderful looking car and so nice to see it driven in all weather.
Wonderful. I owned a ’63 ragtop for a few years. She unfortunately needed more TLC than I could offer, though I did build a nice hot rod 1600 for her. We had a few fun years together. I’d do it again.
Man am I glad you did this video. I have been looking for a pre-68 Bug and this video made my day. Thank you.:)