Rich Tegge’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Tell us about the history of your ’67 Beetle?
I grew up with a beetle. Mom had a ’68 savannah beige auto stick she bought brand new. I was born in ’73 so my earliest memories include that VW. We moved to Florida in 1988 and left the VW behind. 20 years of Wisconsin winters and road salt had taken its toll. No matter what, vintage cars remained in my blood.

The story of my beetle starts in Sarasota, FL. In the spring of 1990. I was 16 and just got my driver license about a month before. I was working in the front yard when I heard this god awful racket of a car ripping down the street. It was white with a patina of reddish surface rust, red late-model doors, no bumpers, and a loud, aftermarket exhaust. I could tell it was a ’67 from front fenders. About two minutes later it flew down the street again. All I could think was “COOL!”

An hour later I was walking around the block and saw this beetle sitting in the front yard of a house. It had a FOR SALE sign in the window. I stopped and talked to the owner. His name was Herb Burgart. I ended up working out a deal to buy the car. A few weeks later she was mine! Herb had to drive the car to my house because I couldn’t drive stick.

Fast FWD. One day on my way home the beetle started to spit and sputter. I looked in the rear view mirror only to see flames. I grabbed a fire extinguisher and quickly handled the situation. As it turned out, the pressed fitting on my fuel pump fell out. The fuel filter was actually still intact, just melted a little. All in all, no real damage. Whew!

Prescott Antique Auto Club – Ron & Diane Waller

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Ron and Diane Waller live in Phoenix, Arizona, where they sponsor a growing group of serious Volkswagen enthusiasts. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ron when
he came to Texas to assist their daughter who just had taken a job near us. Introduce yourselves to Ron and Diane.

1967 Volkswagen Beetle Community

I tell Volkswagen owners that in order to complete their Volkswagen Experience, they need to interact with other Air Cooled Owners. Ron and Diane have taken this advice to heart and are having the time of their lives. Please read of their latest experience.

SOLD – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Kevin Gabor

Another fantastic example of an L620 Savannah Beige ’67 Beetle, freshly listed here at 1967beetle.com. Kevin is a personal friend and I know it’s bitter sweet to see this gem go.

I’ve owned this car since 2012. It has rarely been driven and stays garaged all the time. I bought it from someone who rarely drove it who purchased it from someone who stored it un driven for over 10 years. This car runs and drives perfectly, it has not been restored and there is no rust underneath. It does appear to have been painted at least once. The paint job is pretty good and there is only 1 over spray discoloration on the drivers door by the lower door hinge. There are 2 small areas that have been touched up with primer on the front right fender and on the drivers window channel. These are both hard to see unless you know to look for them.

The original Sapphire V radio is present and does not work. The back up lights do not work either but are present and original. The engine block is stamped HO which makes it correct for the year of production. The fuel pump is after market but I’ve kept it on the engine because it works fine. I do have the correct rebuilt VW fuel pump for the car still in a bag ready to install if needed. Fenders, bumpers, most of the glass and all other major components to the car appear to be original factory parts for this 1967. The spare tire appears to be a late 1960’s spare and looks beautiful in the trunk which is in great condition. The headliner and interior are in very good condition and shows very little wear. I’ve won several awards for this beetle at car shows around the Chattanooga area. It will be hard find a 1967 beetle in this good of condition.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 29,969
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Price: $9,000, OBO (Updated price)
Contact: Kevin Gabor  |  (423)-544-6886

Featured ’67 Beetle — Kevin Gabor

1967 Volkswagen Beetle Community

MarcouxRichard'67Convertible-7-2016-#bI’d been waiting for a year for a North Texas Volkswagen event which is fast becoming the largest in Texas. We’re not California, but when a good sponsor announces a show, the Texas VW Community responds enthusiastically. I am one of those responders.

In advance, I had a few things which I wanted to do to our ’67 Beetle. The main one was to remove the front bumper, clean the parts, repaint the backside of the blade, the brackets and the spacers—it was time. Then, we planned our drive to the show.

Salser-7-10-2016-Jay-NevaHardly had Neva and I accomplished this feat than I received an e-message from a good VW friend in Nebraska.

Richard Marcoux and I first corresponded some years ago—so long ago that we don’t recall why.

Richard is the kind of guy who, when he sees that special car, he goes for it. Or that special accessory. As a result of Richard’s knowledge of the 1967 Beetle, he has made some significant contributions to Articles for 1967beetle.com How about this one?

SOLD — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle Sunroof

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I’ve looked at literally thousands of Volkswagen Beetles—a lot of them 1967 Beetles. In the process, I’ve purchased scores of Beetles for one purpose or another. It is heartening to find an “honest” Beetle. By “honest”—I mean one that is easily identifiable at almost a glance. This Beetle belongs to Greg Minuskin, a Reader-Contributor of 1967beetle.com.

In my looking at and researching 1967 Beetles, I find that possibly the most rare of the three Models is the Sun Roof Edition. Here is one of those rare Sun Roof Editions—waiting to be driven away by its new owner!

But first, let’s get some important details squared away:

  • You know how I am about VINs! All three VINs (spare tire well, tunnel and title) correspond.
  • The Beetle for sale has 15,609 miles showing on the Odometer. You can add 100K to that, I’m sure.
  • With every vintage vehicle the new owner will discover some things which need refurbishing or repaired. Greg and I looked over the car with that in mind.
  • The trunk liner and wiring cover need to be replaced with originals or good reproductions. The ones in the car are home-made.
  • The door scrapers and felts need to be replaced.
  • Greg tells me that the running boards have some “rippling” in the rubber—this may indicate some rust-bubbles beneath the rubber. In that case, the old rubber would need to be removed, the rust removed and new rubber stretched onto the running boards again.
  • The carburetor is not an original VW105-1 but is a good-quality, working unit.
  • Also, the front windshield was changed at some point—it is not original German glass.
  • However, all other glass IS German Sekurit.
  • Greg believes that the car has had one repaint. There are no apparent bubbling spots.
  • The black-walled tires are not new but have plenty of tread left. Even the injection mold features still are readily apparent.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 15,609
Location: Tustin, CA
Price: $10,500 OBO
Contact: Greg Minuskin