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I once owned a 67 Beetle #4679513
02/27/18 09:33 AM
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CourierDriver Offline OP
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https://classiccars.com/listings/view/10...-illinois-60064


Should have kept mine..when we paid it off, total payments added up to 1900 dollars.

Hard to believe they want 24,000 bucks for the one above,,unreal..imho -- wonder if its a misprint...


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679532
02/27/18 09:48 AM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Didn't we all ... smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679541
02/27/18 09:58 AM
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Doesn't hurt to want.

No different than folks asking $80k for a "restored" 55-56-57 Chevy. Just dreaming.

Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679587
02/27/18 10:55 AM
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'67 bugs are the Acme of bug-dom. They are 12v. The'66 was 6v and had the covered headlight. The transaxle was enlarged and the bushing for the starter's nose was smaller. Major difference was a dual piston master cylinder. Bugs were barely OK for interstate speeds. Where they excelled was on dirt roads or in snow. I've thought about getting a another bug. But they're collectibles now, and just like vintage 4X4s, they're too valuable to have fun in. As for driving in regular traffic,they're just folded sheet metal with a 11 gallon gas tank. You dasn't hit anything head on.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679599
02/27/18 11:04 AM
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Nice car.

Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679616
02/27/18 11:20 AM
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Because of collectors, I can't afford and early air-cooled VW bus anymore. They get them, restore them and park them never to be a daily driver again.

Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679620
02/27/18 11:24 AM
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You could have kept it, but what would it have cost over the years to have not only kept it from deteriorating but to get it to be in as nice as shape as the example in the link? Not cheap I would imagine.

Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: OneEyeJack] #4679621
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CourierDriver Offline OP
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It is insane,,I think I sold mine in 72 for 500 dollars,,,I want it back.lol


turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679636
02/27/18 11:42 AM
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Marshfield , MA
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OEJ, I took my driver's test in my Mum's '65 bus. Charlie's '56 bus came with a hand crank. Dad was taught intensive German and spent the war monitoring the Luftwaffe. He gained an appreciation of German engineering. Charlie went to Boston trade school and learned about aluminum air craft. My Dad's mechanic was a German who reminded me of Curt Jurgen's in The Battle of the Bulge " Goot Cherman schteel"
was his favorite saying. And bugs were cheap! grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679642
02/27/18 11:49 AM
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I have cut up a few Bugs over the years.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 192,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679647
02/27/18 11:55 AM
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I have had two over the years. A 69 and a 71.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679677
02/27/18 12:41 PM
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These were the cars that were so noisy you couldn't hear your passenger's voice in the seat next to you......

Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: SeaJay] #4679742
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Originally Posted By: SeaJay
You could have kept it, but what would it have cost over the years to have not only kept it from deteriorating but to get it to be in as nice as shape as the example in the link? Not cheap I would imagine.


A guy I once knew bought a 1970 purple Cuda brand new and parked it in his recreation room for 20-25 yrs. It stayed basically perfect when he brought it out for viewing around 1997. It's not that hard to keep a classic car mint. And if you already own storage space at home, it's not expensive to "store"....or even to insure on a collector car policy. Some of us had the opportunity to buy a Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible back in 1970 or 1971 for $4K-$5K. Though not cheap for that time (roadrunners were "cheap" at $2800-$3500). Today those rare cuda's are worth $1-$3 MILL in top condition. Even if you just parked the car in your garage in 1971 and tossed a cover over it, it would be worth a $MILL+ today in untouched condition...after sitting cold for 47 years.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver] #4679792
02/27/18 03:28 PM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Online content
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OEJ, I took my driver's test in my Mum's '65 bus. Charlie's '56 bus came with a hand crank. Dad was taught intensive German and spent the war monitoring the Luftwaffe. He gained an appreciation of German engineering. Charlie went to Boston trade school and learned about aluminum air craft. My Dad's mechanic was a German who reminded me of Curt Jurgen's in The Battle of the Bulge " Goot Cherman schteel"
was his favorite saying. And bugs were cheap! grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: 69GTX] #4679793
02/27/18 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: 69GTX
Originally Posted By: SeaJay
You could have kept it, but what would it have cost over the years to have not only kept it from deteriorating but to get it to be in as nice as shape as the example in the link? Not cheap I would imagine.


A guy I once knew bought a 1970 purple Cuda brand new and parked it in his recreation room for 20-25 yrs. It stayed basically perfect when he brought it out for viewing around 1997. It's not that hard to keep a classic car mint. And if you already own storage space at home, it's not expensive to "store"....or even to insure on a collector car policy. Some of us had the opportunity to buy a Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible back in 1970 or 1971 for $4K-$5K. Though not cheap for that time (roadrunners were "cheap" at $2800-$3500). Today those rare cuda's are worth $1-$3 MILL in top condition. Even if you just parked the car in your garage in 1971 and tossed a cover over it, it would be worth a $MILL+ today in untouched condition...after sitting cold for 47 years.


Exactly. I think the argument of "how much would it have cost to keep over the years" is a weak one. Especially if you start out with a nice condition vehicle, and simply maintain it as it ages. If all your doing is "maintaining", your costs are a fraction of what it would cost to either a) buy a similar one in the market, or b) restore one that's been neglected.

I had the same thoughts about the BMW below. Then I realized that I wouldn't be able to afford one in similar shape, especially in today's market crzy


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