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.

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So.. What do you see? Alright, back to work.

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Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Eric…I see some things which you and I did NOT discuss–original owner’s manual, original trunk liner ( a very rare sight these days), original wiring cover and glove box, and the original jack–amongst other things. Then, I see something everyone knows that I hate–under-coating! Ugh! jay

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  2. Jay,
    There are MANY things on this car that make it very attractive for sure! It’s the smaller “mods” I’m noticing here and there.. Let’s see what others say before I give it away.

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  3. Other than the rust issues, the fact that everything is still there, makes this 67 attractive. Eric, what about the sticker on the dash, is that the shift pattern? It’ll be interesting to watch this car. Not sure where it’s located, but if it were close, I wouldn’t run from it. Do you know if it runs?

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  4. Wow. Never seen that before. For sure not safe.

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    1. I can’t see the “12 Volt” sticker and the headlight chrome doesn’t have the SB12 stamp on them, although I’m not sure they all did. Not sure how they’d switch to high beam, I can’t see the foot switch. They would have had some issue with heat, but the parts are there. What on earth is that thing on the rear view mirror?

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      1. Stephen M Jaeger December 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        Foot switch? ’67 high beam is on the turn signal

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  5. A lot of original parts. Front fenders look OG, distributor looks right, coil, air cleaner bracket is intact, bumpers aren’t aftermarket. This would be a great candidate to restore.

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  6. Generator.. J-tubes. Not Jay Salser.. Reminds me of my Lotus white 67 36 years ago,one family owner car.

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  7. When I first saw this car and the expired Rhode Island sticker I thought it was the 67 Lotus White Beetle that was in my hometown for years. I wanted to buy it and left a few notes on the windshield for the older gentleman owner, but it never happened. That car had a radio and the original beige running boards. It disappeared around the same time that this one did(according to the ebay listing). One day I saw the gentleman on the sidewalk and asked him where the car went. He was very vague, but said he sold it for $400. This car appears to have been sold new at Scott Motors, which is still in business today.

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  8. Stephen M Jaeger November 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Well you have me stumped. Everything looks original, albeit rusty. But what are those lines ziptied to the bottom of the car?

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  9. That’s my point.. THAT IS THE FUEL LINE.. It’s supposed to run through the chassis. Fire hazard anyone?

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    1. Stephen M Jaeger November 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Yikes! Not cool. But is it easy to fix? Fish tape?

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  10. Easy enough.. The question is.. Why? It could be due to a bigger problem.

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    1. Hi I am restoring a vw 1967. I will like to know what type of carpet do I use for that car. I want to keep my vw original as possible and I want to have the original stuff so that I can see if the guy who is going to do the upholstery knows what he is doing. Can you please help me with the interior I don’t know anything about vw is my first project.

      Feel free to email me
      Thank yout and hope anyone can help me.

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  11. Can’t tell for sure, with all the clutter in the trunk, but I think the rubber hammer is missing ..the one they used for installing the hub caps!!! LOL.

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  12. I have a lot of original parts for a 1967 Beetle that I am going to part out what is the best way to sell them

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    1. There are a few that i need.

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