Check ebay, Auto trader, selling sites. This 1967 red VW Beetle has been stolen from the Wisbech area

A 1967 VW Beetle is stolen from the Wisbech area.

A 1967 VW Beetle is stolen from the Wisbech area. - Credit: Archant

A classic car insurance company is urging people to stay on the look out for a stolen 50 year old red VW Beetle.

A 1967 VW Beetle is stolen from the Wisbech area.

A 1967 VW Beetle is stolen from the Wisbech area. - Credit: Archant

The 1967 Beetle, registration number RPB 834E was stolen Wednesday June 6 from the Wisbech area.

The Hagerty Classic Car insurance twitter page says: “Please share and keep an eye out!”

In 1967 the country was in full swing, hemlines were rising and the music scene was rocking.

More importantly, all manner of ground breaking modifications were made to the people’s car – not least a whole host of technical changes that would take the Beetle into next decade.

A 1967 VW Beetle is stolen from the Wisbech area.

A 1967 VW Beetle is stolen from the Wisbech area. - Credit: Archant

According to a VW heritage blog, the biggest visual change included the introduction of strengthened and raised ‘Europa’ bumpers, along with a shortening of the engine lid – which had a new handle and lock – and bonnet and raised valances.


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In 1967 the beetle’s rear suspension was significantly revised including a widened track, softer torsion bars and the addition of a unique Z-configuration equalizing torsion spring.

On US, UK and Ireland models, the generator output was increased from 180 to 360 watts, and the entire electrical system was upgraded from six volts to 12 volts.

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New equipment included a driver’s armrest on the door and locking buttons on both doors.

Safety improvements included two-speed windscreen wipers, reversing lights (in some markets), and a driver’s side mirror.

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