SOLD — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Spotted on eBay, this L282 lotus white ’67 Beetle is in respectable, unmolested condition. The front fenders are not German and the seat covers do need to be replaced, along with the 009 and a few other bits. These are simple items to resolve if you’re a true ’67 purist. If not, bump the key and enjoy the ride. Thanks Mike Buettell for sending this in the direction of 1967beetle.com.

Status: RESERVE NOT MET
Mileage: 168,800
Location: Edwards, CO
Price: Bidding on eBay
Contact: Through eBay

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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. Purist or not, the bumpers and guards aren’t right and need replaced. All four bumper guards are the wrong contour and the rear “towel bars” are the wrong shape. Other than What Eric pointed out, and little things like the generator terminals, it looks like a great car in a really nice original looking condition.

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    1. Don,
      Yep, I noticed all that stuff. I did not want to mention every last item because it makes me sound like a jerk. Us purist can pick these things out with ease. :)

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  2. I don’t think that the ’67 came with round mirrors.. I believe they were oval or teardrop shape. I just sold an original drivers side mirror just yesterday for $12.00.. it’s crazy but people are just not buying parts even at these low Crazy Eddie prices that are INSANE !

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    1. Actually, mirrors were either or. It was a dealer option at the time. You could get “round 101” or “pear shaped.”

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  3. This looks like a great find. I might make an offer.

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  4. I do agree on the wrong mirrors and the bumpers look aftermarket. As for the rear “towel” bars, not all ’67s had the slanted rear bars. Both of the 67s I have owned were early production cars (before Jan 1967) and both of those cars did not have the slanted rear bars. Nice looking car. Just minor things in my opinion.

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    1. Agreed. All minor things that could be fixed. The bumpers are def not German. Again, I did not want to nit pick too much. It’s a nice car that will sell. I actually have a VERY amazing ’67 coming to the site in a few days. It’s probably the best one I’ve ever seen that is 100% OG.

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  5. Yep. Nit-pickin’. I did it ’cause I’m jealous. I’d love to sport that car around town as-is!

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    1. Fix the bumpers, fender and seats and I’m game. :)

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  6. Most of it is bolt-on…one trip to Wolfsburg West will fix everything but the fenders. Shouldn’t it have white fender welting?.

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    1. Yes. Another simple fix.

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  7. I saw a guy on TheSamba cut an off-center rectangle out around the horn grills, flip them 180 and…voila!

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    1. There’s a guy in the Bay area that did that…

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  8. Those of us that have the fenders that came on the car are really lucky, I guess. Do the “up-to-66” people have the same problem with the horn grills off with aftermarket fenders? Or is it another “one-year-only” peculiar to the ’67?

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    1. Agreed. Yes, most aftermarket fenders are crap. Problem is, the ’67 fenders are “one year only so it makes them harder to find.

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