ALL NEW INTERIOR, EMPI BIG BORE HEADS, GREAT RUNNING 1641CC MOTOR, COOL BUG!
With its wonderful lowered stance, custom paint, and slightly oversized rubber, this ultra-clean 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is the product of an exacting restoration that adds a few custom touches to really make this one special. If you've been watching the auctions and price guides, you know that these early Beetles are on the move, and this one has the right look to make it a wonderful addition to your collection.
The two-tone silver over black paint job is your first tipoff that this car is something special. Everyone paints them some bright hue, but the guy who restored this one wanted the details and the quality to speak for him, so he highlighted the bodywork with crisp masking and a modern look. Even though it's an older build, fit and finish are excellent thanks to a combination of legendary quality from the factory and a careful restoration. All the early VW design cues are there, from the flat windshield to the small marker and tail lights, and I especially like the single fog lamp up front. The shine is just right and has an attention-grabbing look that's unique without distracting from the vintage VW look that everyone loves so much. This is an extremely nice little Beetle.
We'll use the word "new" a lot inside, where the interior has been completely refinished. The low-back buckets are a nice find and a welcome change from the high-back chairs that most of us are used to seeing in later Beetles, and they're covered in cloth and vinyl covers that look period but work well in the modified Bug. Factory-style carpets and matching black door panels are utilitarian but accurate, and again, it's the quality that stands out more than the design itself; the car just feels substantial. The original dash has just the big speedometer with integral fuel gauge, but that's all you need in the world's most reliable air-cooled automobile, although the custom steering wheel wheel is a whimsical addition that works with the custom pinstripe work on the dash. A modern JVC AM/FM/CD stereo lives in the dash, powering speakers in custom enclosures in the kick panels and in back. Up front there's a clean trunk with what appears to be a new gas tank.
The 1641cc flat-four was rebuilt and upgraded, so it's ready to enjoy the moment it rolls off the trailer. While it was on the engine stand, it was filled with new internals that ensure long-term reliability, along with a set of EMPI big bore heads, dual carburetors, and after it was finished, the engine and engine compartment were polished up. From the shiny pulleys on the factory generator to the trick little air cleaners and original fan shroud, it has a well-planned look that is just a weekend's worth of polishing away from being show-ready. It starts quickly and the EMPI exhaust system still has that famous VW whistling exhaust note that is a big part of the Beetle's charm. The floor pans are quite good and apparently original, which is hardly a demerit in the VW world, and the suspension was lowered to give it that California look. Cool polished EMPI wheels have the look of an early Torque Thrust but use the unique VW wide-five bolt pattern and carry slightly oversized radials to really fill the fenders.
Nicely finished, very attractive, and quite reasonably priced, this Beetle still represents everything that makes these cars great hobby vehicles. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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