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#4679513 - 02/27/18 09:33 AM I once owned a 67 Beetle
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4943
Loc: Tn.
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...
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#4679532 - 02/27/18 09:48 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5518
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Didn't we all ... smile
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#4679541 - 02/27/18 09:58 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
drtyler Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 405
Loc: GA
Doesn't hurt to want.

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

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#4679587 - 02/27/18 10:55 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7150
Loc: Marshfield , MA
'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.
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#4679599 - 02/27/18 11:04 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
cjcride Offline


Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 1814
Loc: Ontario Canada
Nice car.

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#4679616 - 02/27/18 11:20 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
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.

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#4679620 - 02/27/18 11:24 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
SeaJay Offline


Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 1094
Loc: New York City
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.

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#4679621 - 02/27/18 11:24 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: OneEyeJack]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4943
Loc: Tn.
It is insane,,I think I sold mine in 72 for 500 dollars,,,I want it back.lol
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#4679636 - 02/27/18 11:42 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7150
Loc: Marshfield , MA
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
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#4679642 - 02/27/18 11:49 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1948
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I have cut up a few Bugs over the years.
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#4679647 - 02/27/18 11:55 AM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1719
Loc: Texas
I have had two over the years. A 69 and a 71.
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#4679677 - 02/27/18 12:41 PM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3700
Loc: Utah
These were the cars that were so noisy you couldn't hear your passenger's voice in the seat next to you......

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#4679742 - 02/27/18 02:12 PM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: SeaJay]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
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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#4679792 - 02/27/18 03:28 PM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: CourierDriver]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7150
Loc: Marshfield , MA
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
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1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
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#4679793 - 02/27/18 03:30 PM Re: I once owned a 67 Beetle [Re: 69GTX]
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Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2336
Loc: Canada
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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