67 D 807

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Details

Registration Mark
67 D 807
(a) Type:
Type 1
(b) Year:
1967
(c) Colour:
Yellow, Orange & Red
(d) Paint code:
?
(e) Engine CCs:
1300

History

(a) Country of origin:
United Kingdom
(b) County first reg'd:
Dublin
(c) Current or last known location:
Tipperary

Model information

1300 Beetle Deluxe

Info

If you wanted to describe the 1980’s Euro Look to someone then this ’67 Beetle is all you need!

Photographed at one of the brilliantly successful Kilcommon Shows, even in the rain this Cal Looker shines! The engine no doubt is the stock 1300cc unit as modifying engines was out of most people’s reach in terms of finance but also parts. You simply couldn’t buy them here. The paint scheme looks to be inspired by a Bay Window that was featured in one of Colin Burnham’s VW books which were published in the mid-80’s. Overall the Beetle isn’t modified too much but it’s the paint that gives the impression of a more custom Beetle than it actually was. Fibreglass colour coded running boards and Rossi headlights were a big style back then. The colour coded Marathone wheels were a smart and budget conscious way of getting rid of standard steelies and hubcaps.

This 1967 Beetle was on the road up until at least the mid 1990’s but we lost it after that. Have you seen it? Do you know its fate?

 

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