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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Original 1967 VW Beetle Empi GTV Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I just found a "Barn Find" in Alabama...an original 1967 VW Empi GTV. Can anyone give me any info or validate how they can be authenticated? I have all the original owner manuals, engine number, etc...except, the original receipts which would have had the EMPI accessories package added to the car. I need help getting smart on this car. I really don't know a lot about them. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:12 pm    Post subject: Link to my Photos of 1967 VW Beetle Empi GTV Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I searched Empi GTV and got 28 threads on the subject
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pieces sure do point to it being a GTV. I feel bad for being spoiled in california where most rust is found under the battery. I have 3 67's with no rust. Great find.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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To be honest, this car looks like it has a few period EMPI accessories, but not near enough of them, nor in good enough condition to "prove" it as a real GTV. Objectively, anyone could have ordered those parts from The Catalog and bolted them on.

To certify it as a "Real" EMPI GTV, you're going to need the original VWOA window sticker delivered to Economotors in Riverside, Ca with it's Addendum for the GTV package, Mk I, II, III or IV.

Mk IV's had 47 EMPI accessories added to them, including Cigarette Lighter and Ram Induction (Road & Track, Oct '67).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find! Original GTV or not, the old EMPI parts make it cool...before EMPI bought out Scat, Bugpack, etc. & whore'd themselves to China Rolling Eyes

Unfortunately, without the documentation from the dealership proving that it truly is a special edition, there's no way of proving that it is. Either way, I'd restore that car with those EMPI parts along with it.

Here's a pretty cool link on special edition VW's: http://www.sebeetles.com/1960s/#
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that it was a great find, I like your new car.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have one of these shifters in my stash, I always wondered what it was from. I wonder if I still have it?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig that color! That could be really striking once restored!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:43 am    Post subject: Thanks everyone! Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm hoping to gather info from everyone to make me more knowledgeable on the subject.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvertonguedevil wrote:
I dig that color! That could be really striking once restored!


I do as well. I could not find anything like it for '67 in the color charts. Could it be a special GTV only color? If so, shouldn't that further prove it is authentic?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car was repainted green but i am finding the original color underneath. It is originally white.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They went to the trouble of repainting everything inside too? I would think that a GTV car would be in a cooler color than white...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm confused....what IS a 1967 Vw Empi GTV? Just a bug that came stock with empi parts?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool car in any case, I thought at some points GTVs were sold by other dealerships besides Economotors?

how wide are those Sprintstar wheels by the way?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FullFender wrote:
I'm confused....what IS a 1967 Vw Empi GTV? Just a bug that came stock with empi parts?


One description
http://www.sebeetles.com/empi-gtv-mk-i-iv/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, ultranicefind Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: Original 1967 VW Beetle Empi GTV Reply with quote

anyone know whatever happened to this car?
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