Sam Glen’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Sam Glen

It’s emails like this that remind me just how much I love the ’67 Beetle community. Thank you, Sam. Our timing lights our pointed in your direction, bud. If I’m ever back in Anderson, SC, I have to take this gem for a drive.

Hello, 1967beetle.com.

21 years ago, I purchased my ’67 Beetle. I am the second owner. With the exception of a few things, the car is pretty close to original.

When I bought the car, the previous owner had a fender bender (left rear) that was repaired wrong. Nobody could see it, but me, and for all these years, it’s driven me crazy. Not only that it was repaired wrong, but to repair it correctly meant taking away from the originality.

About 3 years ago, I ran across 1967beetle.com. Thanks to you & all the ’67 family, I began looking at my bug differently .

To repair it correctly was simply maintenance that needed to have been done long ago, but I didn’t have the encouragement, and knowledge that came from listening and studying all the things 1967beetle.com has shared.

I have in my files, everything you have posted on these great cars, from correct colors, combinations, parts, etc. to opinions on total restoration and/or leaving it original, or as in my case as original as possible.

On June 12, 2012, I took it apart. In June of this year, I put it back together and I try to drive it everyday. Repairs were made, correctly, It was painted only as much as needed, and featured in the 16th Annual Fathers Day Car Show downtown Anderson, SC. 21 years ago, I just thought I had a VW. Through your efforts, along with all the contributions that are shared through your website, I look at this vehicle as it should be, the best year EVER.

Thanks again, Eric, for all the help.

Sam Glenn
Anderson, SC

unnamed-1 unnamed-2 unnamedThanks, Sam, for shating your story with 1967beetle.com.

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

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.

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jay salser

about 1 year ago

Sam...This is a heart-warming story of persistence! Once again, a '67 Beetle comes to life--as a vital member of the Glen Family. Happy Motoring, Sam! jay

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Richard A. (Dick) Diaz

about 1 year ago

Beautiful car Sam!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Gooooooo, Sam! I have to see this car sooner or later, as we have family near by you.

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Larry Heugatter

about 1 year ago

That's beautiful, Sam, and a twin sister to my '67 that I've owned since 1970. If you'd like to see the story of a recent 3-year restoration by my good friend Mike, take a look at http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=495269. Mine will be a family heirloom, and after this long yours should be too!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Here's Larry's story, as we've featured it. No '67 gets past us.

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Sam Glenn

about 1 year ago

one of the neatest things about this car are the great people you meet. Thanks folks for all your kind words.looking forward to seeing your story,Larry. Eric, head on to Anderson, I'll leave the key in it for you . Jay, your wisdom....priceless. Thanks for sharing!

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Sam Glenn

about 1 year ago

Larry, I do remember the feature on your car. What a story! What a friend!

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jeff gamble

about 1 year ago

Sam, Great story. Had same type of detail worry on our 67. PO had replaced the LF fender with a reproduction. Once I noticed the horn grill hole on the repro fender was wrong it drove me crazy. Got lucky on Craigslist finding a OG fender. All is right in the world once again. Now just need to find and install the Savannah welting and running boards. Thanks to Eric.

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Sam Glenn

about 1 year ago

Good luck on the hunt, Jeff. 67 owners would be lost without this great website. With Eric's help & support from those around him, we can maintain these cars CORRECTLY.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Thanks, Sam. I think what most people probably don't know is; running this site cost $. And, it takes my time which I don't have a lot of w/ two small children, a business and FT job. I do it because I believe in the emotional connection people seem to have with these cars. And, I love the '67 Beetle!

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Darryl

about 1 year ago

Very Nice Sam! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us' 67 VW enthusiasts.

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Bobbi

about 1 year ago

Eric; months of struggle, you tube, head banging.....your instruction on door panel removal was what clicked!!! And yes, can't believe the hardest part of that was putting the panel back on with all those clips argh argh. Thank you so very much and saved to my favorites!!! One door insulated, one to go ha ha. Ps. Any hints on how to put panel back on without losing those clips would be great. Love my "BUG".

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

You're welcome! You just have to go slow. Use a rubber hammer to slowly tap it back in place. Also, don't forget that moisture barrier.

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Earl Heinrich

about 10 months ago

I love your articles on the 67 beetle. What I don't see is any features on 67 custom bugs. I recently purchased a 67 with custom features and love all 67's

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Todd

about 10 months ago

Very nice!

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