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'67 1600 on Barn Finds/ $24k buy it now on ebay

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Interesting early car with some equally interesting details. 

  • the small Euro front bumper guards and no rear ones at all, but has US style license plate lights vs the Euro bumper-mounted ones.  Not sure if I've seen a 6v '67 with those license plate lights. 
  • the "donut" upper radiator hose
  • the way forward-mounted rear view mirror (NK-style)
  • rare square hole hubcap trim rings. 
  • appears to have bulb/reflector headlights vs sealed beams complete with plastic bowls on the headlight bucket back sides. 

Interesting combination for an official Hoffman Motors import (vs overseas delivery) as the instruments speak English.  A puzzler, though...the seats appear to be tobacco vs the chocolate brown that was typical on 66 and 67 cars.  Didn't realize the tobacco seats were available before the '68 models.

 

Anyone know the VIN?  

 

mike

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21 hours ago, mike said:

Interesting early car with some equally interesting details. 

  • the small Euro front bumper guards and no rear ones at all, but has US style license plate lights vs the Euro bumper-mounted ones.  Not sure if I've seen a 6v '67 with those license plate lights. 
  • the "donut" upper radiator hose
  • the way forward-mounted rear view mirror (NK-style)
  • rare square hole hubcap trim rings. 
  • appears to have bulb/reflector headlights vs sealed beams complete with plastic bowls on the headlight bucket back sides. 

Interesting combination for an official Hoffman Motors import (vs overseas delivery) as the instruments speak English.  A puzzler, though...the seats appear to be tobacco vs the chocolate brown that was typical on 66 and 67 cars.  Didn't realize the tobacco seats were available before the '68 models.

 

Anyone know the VIN?  

 

mike

 

It’s a June 30, 1967 car, Mike. I’m guessing it’s a 1530xxx example. The photos shown on some of the other sites have been better, and the interior on those sites is, convincingly, chocolate brown.

 

Here’s an earlier discussion.

 

 

My ‘67, in ‘74-76, was earlier yet had U.S.-style bumper guards front and rear. But it had the same license plate lights as the Florida car. I bought it from the original owner who was....a little old lady and it had 52,000 miles on it when I bought it.

 

Below is the window sticker for VIN 1527753, a June 6, 1967 car. It’s got “BUMPERETTES” for $8!

 

I’ve seen these trim rings on 1968 models. That’s it.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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