Fresh on the market here at 1967beetle.com, and listed for our friend Randy at OldBug, this L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle is a special car. We listed it for our friend Gary Beck a few years ago, and now it’s back for someone to enjoy. Period correct restorations are getting harder and harder to find. Don’t miss out on this one. In fact, buy it before it ends up in my garage.
Location: So Cal
Price: $17,500 obo
Contact: Randy | (951)-767-1600
Wow what a beauty! It’s perfect and priced to sell quickly! The white running boards are what give it that finishing touch. The only thing I noticed differently was the drivers side mirror, instead of the pear shaped mirror. But hey, I don’t think anyone would mind driving this beauty with a round shaped one. ; ) awesome job, congrats! I just want to know if anyone knows where I can get my rims sandblasted, and painted to look like these ? I’m in Seattle but I would gladly ship them to wherever and also for how much? Thank you, Jaime
Hello, Jaime…Check your area for a powder-coating shop or shops. They do media-blasting as a part of their operations, generally. It would be best if you have the work done where you can talk with the shop’s people so that you get what you want. Usually here’s what happens. The shop will clean the rims and powder-coat them the black which you specify with the gloss which you want. Once completed, you will need to mask the center portion (called the “disc”) and spray the outer rim yourself (or have someone to do it. Can’t powder-coat two-tone (to my knowledge). You can spray the outer rim yourself. You can acquire the correct color. I can get a source for that if Wolfsburgwest doesn’t have it. A VW friend of mine just completed his rims in this manner. jay
Thank you Jay, I really appreciate your advice and I will do that. I was only trying to get out of work lol!
I could do the work, but it would probably cost too much to ship them to Austin. Do let me know for smaller stuff, as we have a full sandblasting setup in our workshop.
Thanks Eric, I don’t mind paying for shipping because I know the quality of your work is more than worth it! Just let me know how much for all five rims and shoot me an email if you prefer?
Jamie I did my rims a few months ago. You can find a local powder coating shop and they will charge around $25 per wheel. Satin Black is the finish you want. You will not be able to get all the build up rust from the wheel to the hub. But I tried with a curve-end screwdriver and it worked very well. Do that before they sand blast them. Their is a company that provides correct VW colors in spray cans, not cheap, but excellent fast coating paint. A couple of suggestions though.
1. Have the tires mounted before you spray the outer wheel. I did not and their machine put marks on the finish. Especially when they pull in the air value.
2. Take the wheels home and deflate them just enough so you can get tape between the wheel and the tire.
3. Then mask off the color. The paint will find every little crack in the tape or whatever use. So be really generous when masking.
4. Use a respirator!
5. The paint drys fast. But leave it over night.
6. I did not use a clear coat over the Lotus White, and now I am getting stains, which even a good wax is not getting off.
I may have to redo steps 2 & 3.
My wheels came out very well. Top them off with some new hub caps from Lane Russell and you will really nice wheels.
Ron, thank you so much for your help. I really do appreciate your advice. I will do exactly that. Great tips. Fortunately I didn’t have to do this to my very first car back in 1979 while I was a senior in high school. It was a Zenith blue 67 with a sunroof and in mint condition! Unfortunately, it was stolen, stripped completely, and then set afire.
This is a beautiful car and a smoking bargain! Even the running boards are the right color.
This car compares favorably to the Zenith Blue ’67 at Crevier Classic cars that was formerly owned by Gary Beck, priced at $29,900
Wish I had the cash to buy this one back right now.
I just bought a 65 Karmann Ghia a week ago, if I hadn’t done that I would buy this car back in a minute.
This is a great car and at a very fair price.
Will only go up in value.
It,s nice to see that the value in an OG vw is appreciated. BOB
Alternatively Jamie, would be to take your wheels to a shop, depending on their condition, either have them stripped clean of paint, or to use the factory paint if in reasonable condition as the “primer”. The factory did a nice job getting paint deep in to the crevice of the wheels. Then take the wheels to a good painter and have both colors shot on them. Powder coating has some limitations, and wheels would be one of them. If any small piece fails, it is impossible to touch up. they get nicked and scratched in time. I learned this the hard way. I recommend good paint. Yes, powder coating is beautiful, but so is paint. The factory thought so, and i am not one to argue with their decisions. Of course, this is my opinion.
Hey Todd, I haven’t done enough research on this topic, but I agree with you. I think the paint might be better. That totally makes sense! Thank you for your opinion. I really appreciate it. Jaime
I’d go that route. You’d need to get them powder coated and I can’t do that. However, if you have smaller parts you need blasted, etc.. Let me know.
I will thanks Eric.
A beauty off sure! I love the parcel tray. Anybody know the whereabouts of an original for sale?
I have one for sale on the Samba.
Very nice shape.
I believe I have one on sale for $300 and the other one is 350
Not cheep but they both have the VW stamp.
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