Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The King: 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Type 1

Richard Petty starting driving NASCAR a few weeks after his 21st birthday, way back in 1958 and before they called him "the King" he was known as the "Squirrel".  Petty is most famous for driving full sized Plymouth and Dodge muscle machines, but that didn't stop this next fan from building a CRAZY VW Beetle tribute car. Find this 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 offered for $7,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Hugh.

From the seller:
1967 Volkswagen Beetle 
Working sun roof
1600 blueprint balanced single port engine 
Dual carbs 
Berg oil pump
Mishimoto oil cooler with fan
Disk brakes in front
Scat drag shifter
Less than 100 miles on engine built by "the mailman"Newman minimal rust pan behind seats has been replaced
Kyb shocks 
Sway bar in rear 
Could use some cleaning up with the wiring and have temp gauge installed
Runs and drives 
Registered pink slip in hand!!!!

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  1. Petty famously said "you do not know how fast you can go around a corner until you spin out", this dude has spun out.

  2. So silly that I actually like it. Though, I wish they hadn't used a solid '67 as a base for this. I think the asking price is tacking on a few grand for the novelty paint job. I don't really see enough to justify the price.


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