It’s stories like these appearing in my inbox that make me sing to the cadence of an air cooled engine. Thanks for sharing, Joel. The ’67 Beetle community around the world is here for you! I’m sure we will be learning more about this L282 Lotus White gem very soon.
I have acquired a one owner, 74,000 mile 1967 Type 1 sedan and am very excited about beginning the recommissioning of a car that has sat for 28 years (unloved) in a garage here in Philadelphia.
With the help of Chris Radbill Automotive, here in West Chester, we are going to bring this car back. I have attached two photos and am also sending two links to short videos shot at Chris Radbill Automotive after the car was up and running. One shot is the car being hauled onto a flat bed; the other is the original Pennsylvania plate with the last tags for it (12-1987)
Although it was towed out of the garage on four (4) flat tires, they did hold air at the shop. Chris has it running from a rear bumper-mounted gas can (please see links) and we are taking the next step of getting to a point where it will be able to pass state inspection (new brakes and tires; rusty rocker panel replaced, tune up and carb rebuild, oil change; trans axle oil, and major service).
Roswitha, at Wolfsburg VW Museum, has confirmed that this Chassis (117 689 445) and engine (HO674 492) are the matching pair that this car left the factory with in May 1967 (Lotus White with Black Leatherette). Since the car was garaged in 1987 (and never left) and we have lots of service records, it appears that the mileage at 74K is also correct.
I love it!