Ignatios Doukakis’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Ignatios Doukakis's L282 Lotus White '67 Beetle
They say a photo is worth a thousand words. In this case, it might be the most photos of a single submission in the history of 1967beetle.com. Ignatios Doukakis of Greece shares his very special ’67 Beetle restoration story with the world. The ’67 Beetle community is very happy to have you here. (Edited by Jay Salser)

I have loved Beetles since I was a student at Northeastern University, and I always had wanted to buy one. When I returned to Greece, I found a 1950 Karmann Beetle Convertible and began restoring it. Following that car, I had a succession of Volkswagens: a 1963, then a 1971, a 1968 and then a 1969, which became my daily driver.

Finally, I found a 1967!

The car had been owned from new by a doctor. He sold it to me because he could not drive it anymore. Even though I have two other Beetles, the 1950 Convertible and the 1969, the 1967 model was a car that I always had wanted. I started rebuilding it in January, 2013, and completed it in October, 2014.

Τhe engine is the original 1300cc and I only had it serviced. The painting was done by a friend. The upholstery and carpets were replaced, the electrics refreshed and the wheels painted. This is the 1967 that I always have wanted! All that remains is to keep my promise to take the former owner for a ride in my new car! I am very happy that I now own these three cars.

I want to thank my wife and my son for their patience during all of the hours away from them while I was restoring the Beetle.


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Thank you, Ignatios Doukakis for sharing your ’67 with 1967beetle.com.

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Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

8 Comments

Robin Anne

about 3 years ago

Wow I am impressed! Wonderful pictorial from beginning to end. Cannot believe that is the same VW. Interesting that the air cleaner looks like my 1966 as well as the headlights. Must've been a model for only Germany, and not an export one. Regardless, it is such a Beautiful sight to see. Thank you for sharing.

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Hank Blommers

about 3 years ago

Great photo essay. In one picture I see a man holding a paint sprayer which just shows to go you that one does not always need a paint booth to do good work.

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Richard A. (Dick) Diaz

about 3 years ago

Always envious when I read about someone with the courage and means to take a restoration from such a low point and too a beautiful final product! Great job!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 years ago

This article was a fun one! All of the photos kept crashing my mail server. Ha.

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Mike Buettell

about 3 years ago

I can only imagine the hours that were put into that job ! Fantastic! I'm exhausted from just looking at all the pictures. Need to go take a nap.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 years ago

And there are more coming!

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ignatios

about 3 years ago

THANK YOU GUYS. Watch a video of MY 1967only. https://vimeo.com/109581723

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ShUrAtO

about 2 years ago

Very nice resto BUT why you leave the poor repair at the RH front ??? ShUrAtO - ExTrA

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