1967 VW Beetle

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    IT
  • Lot number 
    30
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue

Description

• Preserved.
• Black license plates.
• Good condition.
• First model with round headlights.
• Saottini Collection.

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The model

The Beetle, while remaining true to itself in substance, has seen continuous refinements over the years, sometimes more, sometimes less visible. Externally it changed the shape and size of the rear window, the glass surface, etc. One of the most striking changes occurred in August 1967; for the 1968 model, new and important changes are brought in: the headlights are redesigned, which become round and vertical (modification already introduced the previous year in the United States), larger rear lights, in the shape of an "iron", more modern and robust bumpers; the electrical system is changed from 6 to 12 V. The engines instead remain unchanged: 1200, 1300 and 1500 cm³. And so the "modern" Beetle was born.

The car

Volkswagen 1200 (Typ 11 / D), chassis no. 118186356 is a vehicle registered for the first time in Italy in October 1967 and is therefore one of the first with the radical restyling of the front lights. It comes from the cars chosen for the Saottini Collection. The car is in preserved condition. Substantially healthy in all its aspects, the bodywork is in a good state, though with marks and paintwork to be repaired, still in the original Zenith Blue (L-639). The rims, originally in Cumulus White (L-680), are instead in Zenith Blue / Black, without wheel cups, in a sports livery. The interior is the original mixed fabric and leatherette upholstery in blue. The mechanical parts, with the 1.2-liter engine, is in good condition; maintenance is to be expected. The car is still registered with the Brescia black plates since 1972, has a "page" booklet, certificate of origin of the manufacturer and the first booklet of its service history. It has period accessories:after market front fog lights and reverse light.

State of the art

Body work, interior and mechanics preserved. Good condition, sound vehicle.

Litterature


Certificates & statements

Volkswagen certificate of origin.

Documents

Italian registration and black plates in order.

Eligibility

Giro di Sicilia.

Targa Florio.

Goodwood Revival.

Rallye Monte-Carlo Historic.

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti.

Coppa delle Alpi by 1000 Miglia.

Winter Marathon.

Nürburgring Classic.

Certificates & statements

Volkswagen certificate of origin.

Documents

Italian registration and black plates in order.

Eligibility

Giro di Sicilia.

Targa Florio.

Goodwood Revival.

Rallye Monte-Carlo Historic.

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti.

Coppa delle Alpi by 1000 Miglia.

Winter Marathon.

Nürburgring Classic.