SOLD — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

$_57If you’re looking for a great candidate for a restoration, this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle is the one. This car was actually just sent to us by a customer in Germany, but the car is located in CA. It’s a No Reserve auction. Who’s going to place a bid?

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 97,562
Location: Anaheim, CA
Price: NO RESERVE bidding on eBay
Contact: eBay

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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. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a “For Sale” ad for a car with a flat front tire…This ad reminds me of those tear-jerking commercials on TV showing abandoned pets saying, “Please adopt me!”

  2. This car appears to be an “honest candidate for restoration”. Too bad we can’t see if the engine is original–there’s time for asking–2 days to go at Auction. jay

    1. The engine is the original “H” number. Also, this is going to be a very interesting auction in the last couple of minutes because this vehicle is complete right down to the correct radio, seat belts,bumpers and correct Calif. plates.If ever there was a candidate for a restoration this is it. I would say that even in “not running” condition this 67 is worth 3K in parts alone.

      1. Guys,This car is in excellent restorable condition and I am happy to say I am the new owner . It had some rust spots here and there mainly the front and rear apron area but a solid pan. I trailered it home and to my surprise with a little fuel and a battery it starts and runs . I am looking forward to restoring and plan on keeping it original.

        1. So great to hear! I knew it was a solid car. You’re lucky to have grabbed it. As you can see from the site, there’s a big ’67 Beetle community here.. Let us know how we can help you.

        2. Hello, Jose…I am laughing so hard! I knew it, I knew it! I could see the potential in that car–flat tire and all! I am glad that the car has a new owner who will put it right again. Keep posted on your progress! jay

        3. If I had not been on the East Coast on business I would have tried to buy this also. A perfect candidate for a complete restoration! With your own labor and about 2K in various parts this could easily be a 10 to 12 K resale. I know, because I have done it over 23 times since 1978. Please keep us all up to date and feel free to ask any questions. Note: the seat belt units are super rare and will need special care to cosmetically restore. Also, have those original bumpers rechromed along with backup light units unless you have correct replacements. Congrats on that VERY low bid!

          1. Thanks guys ! I am like a kid with a new toy over this car. At 43 this is my first VW . I and I can’t believe how much I have learned about it in just a few days. needless to say I will have questions. I do believe that the engine has been rebuilt because it has a tag by distributor that reads remanufactured VW of Canada. Is this good or bad for the value? Also the front apron will need replacing due to rust. Any recommendations on used original or new replacement part and what is the best place or brand to buy. Thanks again Eric ,Kevin and Jay


          2. Hey Jose:
            First of all, yes! That is a VERY good sign that engine is rebuilt. You have the correct “H” series engine. It most likely is the correct “numbers matching” engine also.
            Now this is the time for you to take a BIG breath and relax! With this vehicle being as complete as it is, you have the potential to either have a great long-term ride or flip it for a very tidy profit. The decision is yours. The main thing to remember is to go SLOW and easy with this project since it is your first VW. There are many quirky things about VWs that can either make or break your restoration budget. If you are a local OC resident I would be more than happy to give you a free survey of your 67. I have 45 years experience restoring these vehicles. Currently I am in Florida on business. I will be back in Huntington Beach ( my home town), on the 29th of this month. If you want me to help with any information you may need I will be more than happy to help. Just remember to take your time and set up a plan of action along with a realistic amount of money you are willing to spend.
            Take Care

    2. Almost forgot to mention, You can tell that the original 67 front seats are hidden under those seat covers. Even in worn/rebuild condition these seats usualy go for about 350 each at the swap meets.

    3. Nice…this car is definitely a candidate for a guy like Chris Vallone! I hope CV can make a deal and bring her back to dealership condition.

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