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1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1500

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  • Mileage~52,153 on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.5-litre
  • LocationBromley, Kent


1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1500

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Dom Ginn
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The VW Beetle is one of the most recognised cars ever made - loved by the world for its practicality, reliability, affordability and quirky character.

Produced from 1938, it's probably safe to say that the Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. Practical and reliable was the order of the day in the design of this classic, not to mention affordability, which is how it became known as the peoples' car.

Over 80 years on the production line, the Beetle has gone through many changes, from rear split screen, to oval window, suspension changes and engine upgrades. It's a car that has evolved over time without moving too far away from its classic roots.

A great benefit of this car is that it’s been in the same family from new and has covered very few miles, especially over the past few years. Remaining largely in a factory spec, the only modifications to this VW is its respray to Ivory White, a VW family colour, and new Beetle doors fitted with the aim to keep it as original as possible. This 1967 edition is the upgrade to a 12v battery and front disc brakes.

This 1500 is a really nice example of a well loved Beetle - it's not without its age related marks of course, given that it's just over ~55 years old, but overall its a lovely original car.

This listing was written from information supplied by Dom after meeting Barbara the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

The Beetle is a real family car having been kept in the same family for the past ~55 years.

Barbara, the current owner, went with her father to purchase the car when she was a teenager. She told us "Dad wanted a brand new Beetle having already owned two second hand models so when the new 1500 came out he bought it and the family have cherished it ever since”.

The 1500 remains largely original in its spec, an aspect Barbara was keen to preserve - she goes on to tell us, "I've always liked the stylish and quirky look of the Beetle and wanted to keep it as authentic as possible".

Having had the car for as long as she can remember, Barbara isn't wanting to let this go to just any home - she said, "I'd like the car to go to the right person and someone who will really cherish it - it's been in the family for so long that I'd like to be sure it goes to someone who will love it as we do. We’ve downsized our home now and spend a lot of time travelling so it’s the right time to find the car a new home".

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A motoring icon with style, character, and a surprising amount of space - truly a car for the people.

Wheels and Tyres

The Beetle is equipped with a good set of steel 15" wheels with lovely chromed centre sections and VW stamps that show well around all four corners of the car.

There were a few signs of light corrosion to the rims, mainly on the inside edges of the wheels which may benefit from some restorative work at a later date.

Complete with a set of Firestone F 560 tyres, the tread shows well - the condition looks good too with no obvious cracking or major wear that we could see.

We didn't note a clear date code on these, so it may be worth a consideration to update these at a later date with safety in mind.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed view of the exterior of this VW and a closer look at the wheels and tyres.


The bodywork is in good condition with shut lines looking good and both doors, bonnet and boot open and close well.

Having been dry stored in a garage for most of its life, the Beetle shows in a really good standard.

We noted very few issues with the bodywork although there was a slight scuff on the offside section on the front bumper and also a couple of marks and signs of re-touch work on the nearside rear wheel arch.

Please take the time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Finished in a great coat of Ivory White, an official VW colour, the exterior of the car stands out nicely.

Overall looking around the exterior the paint showed well, although we did see some signs of imperfections on the front bonnet section leading down towards the handle. Also, sadly a car cover was used on some recent occasions and this has resulted in some micro-blistering on the roof. It's difficult for the camera to pick these up, but you can see them in some reflections in the images.

Again, we have taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves. The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

Windscreen section, side windows and mirrors all appear in good condition and we could see no major signs of scratching or chips on the glass. The rear windscreen was showing some signs of age on the glass itself. The drivers and passenger side manual windows function with ease, moving up and down as to be expected.

The chrome work for the handles and trim down the side panelling is likely to be all original, and does have some tarnishing which can be seen in places such as the wing mirrors. Bumpers sections show nicely but with some slight observations of pitting.

The headlights and indicators are free from any major chips, as are the rear lights, and the chrome work for these is in good condition but do show a few signs of corrosion on the headlight and rear light surrounds.


A distinctive car with so much character, the Beetle never fails to put a smile on your face.

Seats and Carpets

Both the driver and passenger seats are in good shape and offer a good amount of support and comfort out on a journey, these fold forward to allow access to the rear of the car. The rear sections of the front seats showed in good condition with minimal wear or damage to these areas. Rear bench section showed the same good level of quality as reflected in the front seats.

Carpets look good in the cabin area with very little signs of wear given that these have been replaced over the previous few years. Over in the front trunk, the cover does show with wear and a little cracking in its appearance.

Roof lining to the Beetle looks in good shape too and we noted no signs of rips or tears to this area. There were a few signs of yellowing on the sun visor sections, but nothing that presented a major concern.

The door cards on the Beetle do show a few signs of age around the lower section of the door where some signs of marking were noted on the drivers side.


The Ivory White dash appears in great shape with no cracks or scratches to report. Mileage counter showed with ~52,153 miles at the time of our visit. The display area of the dials and gauges show really well with clean and clear visuals, although the add-on clock on the dash had stopped, needing a new battery.

Also included on the dash is the original Blaupunkt radio in working order.

Our interior gallery section takes you over some closer images of the VW dash, head over and see the car's interior in finer detail.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The lovely original steering wheel is showing really well given its age, its a testament to the design of the VW that these cars do wear really well. The wheel itself didn't have any real issues and the chrome support section added a nice retro flair to the drivers area.

A simple setup is present on the gearstick area, consistent with the overall feel of the cabin area - it's respectable in its presentation considering it's likely to be the original component present with the Beetle.

We've captured high-resolution photos for you to review and appreciate the condition of the interior in our gallery section.


Powered by a 1.5L engine, this Beetle has covered very few miles over its history and has only had minimal use over the past few years.

Engine and Gearbox

The VW started up perfectly on our visit with no issues that we observed from the engine's function or operation. The drive belt was a little loose but presented no issues either in driving or idling.

It was great to see the Beetle running well even after nearly ~55 years on the road. A worthy note on the Beetle is that due to its age, it requires lead additive to be included in the fuel mix to keep it functioning well.

Take a look at the car and engine section which we've highlighted in the cold start section of the mechanical review video. The current owner did let us know that the gearlever selection feels a little slack, which we cover in our conversation when we take the car on a short drive. Recently all the engine pushrod covers were replaced for new.

Suspension and Brakes

On the drive out, Barbara's husband took us around some local roads. The Beetle is equipped with front discs and drum brakes to the rear and these felt to have no pull or vibrations that stood out to us when on the journey.

We heard no major knocks, bangs or squeaks from the suspension and overall the car performed as to be expected with no observed issues. We cover off the underside of the VW's exterior in our Mechanical gallery section. Head over to our video section where we've summarised our visit in more detail for you to view for yourself.

The Drive

Sitting inside the Beetle 1500 feels like a great place to be, comfortable and classic, the drive out on our journey was a great experience. The ride in the VW was forgiving and not too rigid, where the car functioned well and without concern.

Starting up the Beetle showed very little issue even from cold, having not been used on the day of our visit.

Electrics and Other

Barbara told us that she's had no practical issues with the electrical elements on the car, although she did let us know that the indicator stalk does not self cancel as repairing the horn ring contact took out some small bits, still kept, that need to be reinstated.

The Beetle includes its original Blaupunkt radio which we tested working as part of our mechanical review video.

The car battery was replaced for new late last year.

The windscreen wipers, lights and glovebox were also tested on our road review and found to have no issues either.

History and Paperwork

With relatively low mileage for its age, only one owner since new and having been dry stored for most of its life - this Beetle is worthy of serious consideration.

With its almost original spec the Beetle 1500 is a great example of a car that has been maintained and looked after over its years. The only upgrades that have been applied to the VW are a new respray in Ivory White from its original beige colour, and new doors added to replace the factory versions.

Should there be any questions required, Barbara would be happy to answer these in the section below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house. Please note, the car may be in daily use, so the mileage may increase from that shown here - you can request an update check with us after you register your interest.

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Key Details
  • ModelBeetle 1500
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date04.12.1967
  • CC1,493cc
  • Mileage~52,153
  • ColourIvory White
  • Interior ColourGrey / Black
  • Interior TrimVinyl
  • Chassis #118313808
  • Engine #0901227
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers on V51 (In Family)
  • Tyre BrandFirestone
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Family Owned~55 years
  • Key FeatureHistory
  • Auction ID1339