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L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

s-l1600-7Hello, ’67 Beetle community. In between typing original VW part numbers into a growing database, I wanted to share this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle Jay and I were discussing earlier today. One one hand, it looks to be very original; however there are some small things we noticed. (Aside from what appears to be a LOT of rust.)

What do you see? Anything that stands out? This car is currently for sale, however not officially here. Sometimes, I curate when something is interesting enough to have a cup of coffee (iced) over.

SOLD – Chris Vallone’s L510 Java Green ’67 Beetle

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Hello, ’67 Beetle community.
As we mentioned in an earlier thread, our good friend Chris Vallone over at Classic VW Bugs in NY has just finished restoring a ’67 Beetle. (Over 80 photos!) This car is a gem and just sold! Here’s a short video of it heading to TX. Congrats, Chris.


This car was found in North NJ in mid 2012. It’s rock solid, and needed very little body work.  This is a numbers matching Body, Chassis, Motor, ’67 Beetle.

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FOR SALE — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle

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Like many ’67 Beetle owners around the world, Becky is a friend of 1967beetle.com. Jay and I gave her advice when she was first considering this car. It’s a gem with a history that would make any vintage VW owner proud. Unrestored cars like this are rare. In her own words.

To my knowledge everything is original. Had not been “restored”. Originally from Arkansas, I purchased the car from Arizona.

I am the 3rd owner. 60k miles, said to be original but of course no proof of that although when I purchased the car the title did read 56,000 actual miles. One cool thing is I have the original owner’s gasoline log and mileage tracking as well as his original school faculty parking sticker on the rear window from 1967.
The interior is excellent and original with the exception of the original floor carpet which is very worn in some places. The seats are in excellent condition. No tears in the headliner. Original glass windshield. Correct wiper arms and blades.

I have done a few repairs since purchasing the car in March of 2014. I replaced the carburetor (30 pict-1) and fuel pump. The front end was rebuilt by Kustom CoachWerks out of grand junction. Rebuilt brakes as well. The paint is original and has that beautiful patina! A previous owner has rougly touched up areas on the rear fenders. The body is in great condition with very little rust, but the rear fenders have quite a few dings. See photos.

The running boards are blue to match the car, not the typical black. Original rain guards above the windows. Bambus interior tray. See photos.

Car runs great for being 50 years old. It always starts right up. I do think there is a possible fuel pressure issue though. Original radio, works! The interior lights work.

I have the original seat belts, but I did add newer ones so that death didn’t loom every time I drove.
Heater works. Reverse lights are not hooked up. The rubber weatherstripping needs replaced on the entire car. I always keep the car in the garage from November to June.

I am selling because I’m moving to South America and need to be practical. But I love it, it’s been a joy to drive and I’ll be happy to see it go to a new human.

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 60,000
Location: Carbondale, CO
Price: $11,500, OBO
Contact: Becky Koski  |  970-309-6596

FOR SALE — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle Sunroof

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Fresh to the market here at 1967beetle.com, this is a very nice ’67 Beetle sunroof. Marie and I exchanged many emails prior to her listing. Here’s the history of this gem.

I purchased this car in 1977 from the original owner and drove it regularly from 1977 to about 1990. During that period I had the engine either rebuilt or replaced, I cannot remember which. The miles that you see are on the replaced/rebuilt engine. The car has been garaged or stored under cover from about 1988 till today.

From 1990 to about 2002 the car was driven just a few miles a year. In 2002 we replaced the floor pan, made some minor repairs and had it painted. From 2002 to 2005 it was driven locally and regularly. From 2005 to today it has been stored and driven a few miles a year.

Last year at this time I drove it about 20 miles to the VW restoration shop in Madison VA. We choose not to have the bug restored at this time. When we picked up the car from the restoration shop it would not stay running long enough to drive it home so we towed the car home. We have not driven it since, and we believe the engine needs new points, condenser, and plugs.

The sunroof does not work. It has come off its track, and it leaks, which I found out last week while washing it. We have taken the sunroof interior handle off so that it would not be opened by mistake.

The car has been painted several times and is in good shape with just a few chips. The floor pan has been replaced and is solid. The window gaskets have been replaced, though they need to be replaced again. There are a number of things need to be done to the interior if someone wanted to restore the car, including new seat covers, new door panels, and new headliner.

As you might imagine, I have loved this car having owned it for almost 40 years. I would love to find a buyer that would love it now and restore it!

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: 82,550
Location: Boston, Virginia (Near Culpeper VA)
Price: $7,000 OBO
Contact: Marie Murphy  |  540-247-5442