Ara Aghamalian’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Ara Aghamalian's ’67 BeetleI purchased this car a few months ago from a guy that is a collector. He bought it from the original family that owned in here in LA.

I originally went to see a Zenith Blue he had, (he only bought ’67 bugs) but that didn’t have the history or originality of this one. The car has all the records going back to when it was sold in 1966, and is largely original with the vast majority of it’s ’67 only parts intact (except the generator/carb/coil/cap). It drives great and goes an indicated 80 as long as there are no strong winds!

My office is only a mile away from home and I drive the bug everyday (VW-Audi Design is across the street how appropriate). I do also drive my ’71 2002 for weeks at a time, and when it’ s too hot I drive my normal car (’06 cayman s).

The bug is the first air cooled car I’ve owned, and really my first vw. I’ve historically been a BMW/Porsche guy with a bunch of miatas thrown into the mix. But, I decided every car guy should own a bug at some point so here I am! If you have any more questions or need more info just let me know.

Best Regards,
Ara Aghamalian

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Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Very nice ’67, bud!

  2. What a nice looking 67. Enjoy Ara!

  3. Richard A. (Dick) Diaz April 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I love a great story that comes with the car! Nice looking car!

  4. Very cool 67! Love it! Looks like you might be in SoCal too…we need to start a strictly 67 club!

  5. Very nice bug :D

  6. So cool car..I want to buy it..let me call u !

  7. Wow !! What a cool bug Ara..really I want to purchase !!

  8. A beautiful car. Enjoy!!!!!

  9. All agree this is a fine looking 67, but I would lighten up on the 80 mph driving though, would be a bummer to scatter z stock original motor.

  10. Very nice original Savannah.. even the fender welting is OE beige unless it’s a repaint?

  11. Ara…I agree with your decision to go with this car over a color preference (for the Zenith). The Provenance certainly raised the value of this one and that is important. Happy Motoring! jay

  12. Thanks for all the kind words guys/gals!

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