No matter what your feelings toward the Volkswagen Beetle, you should respect the little runabout. With 75 years of production under its belt and some 21 million units unleashed on the world, odds are everyone knows someone with a Beetle. The crew at Petrolicious has finally gotten around to paying homage to the ubiquitous rear-engine German machine in its latest video, Kindred Spirits. The clip puts a close eye on Stephan Ruiz's über-clean 1967 Beetle. Tastefully modified and mechanically sorted, the Bug is exactly what we think of when we think "Beetle."

This is the latest in a long line of Volkswagen models in Ruiz's stable, and while he's had plenty of misfortune in the past, he says the '67 is helping him turn his luck. You can check out the clip below for yourself.



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      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awww, back when VWs were cool!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had one of these...same color. Had the gasoline heater....best heater ever for Michigan winters!
        ssbjohn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        had a 69 new a 67 used and a 67 buss and the worst of it all was little or no heat-- in pa you need heat and the buss the clutch cable would freeze in place if slush got jamed in it BUT all three were always ready when i needed them good cars
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brings back memories of my first two cars. A 72 and 58 Beetle. I always like the 67 as they had the 12 volt system and retained the old style overider bumpers. These cars could be fixed with a basic set of craftsman tools and encouraged tinkering. My how times have changed!
      starryknight936
      • 1 Year Ago
      Two things: I wish I could locate and get my hands on a suitable circa 1967 VW beetle, such as the one featured in the enclosed video, with a sunroof to boot. I would gladly learn how to drive a stick shift, but only for a Bug. Unfortunately I know of no one in my circle that can manipulate a manual transmission, so there seems to be no teacher for yours truly in which to learn. Bummer! I'm sure I'd be a good student for "StickShift 101", so to speak, if given the chance. Still, I love the classic beetles and always will no matter what. Peace! AladdinSane :-)
      Mats T. Söderberg
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is he sitting with his nose in the windscreen?
        Brent Jatko
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mats T. Söderberg
        One knee in each nostril. That's how I fit into a Beetle.
          John M. Poirier
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Brent Jatko
          Brent, you must be very tall, as, with the driver's seat adjusted back all the way, the beetle has plenty of room for such a small car.
      ANDREW
      • 1 Year Ago
      schönes Auto...Das Auto
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm only 14 and I am dying to get a bug... Just the look of them alone makes me want one.