Oscar’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Home Sweet Home

This is one of the more interesting stories I’ve heard, in regards to a ’67 Beetle.

“Oscar Almaguer has lived in his ’67 Beetle since he and his wife divorced ten years ago. The maintenance that has been done on the now 46-year-old Beetle is basic and few of the car’s parts are original. The engine, which Almaguer starts by short-circuiting two wires under the hood, comes from a more modern VW Sedan. The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model and instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe. The company behind the classic car model which Almaguer calls home is on the up.”

This ’67 is a Mexican made Beetle, which are entirely different than German made models. Beetle made in other locations than Germany have earlier attributes. Notice that this car has ’64 and earlier quarter windows, as well as a smaller rear window and front windshield. These are a mix-mash of parts; all made by the worn tooling which was shipped to various world production lines from Germany.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, 1967beetle.com and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. I could make some smart remark about Oscar’s divorce attorney, but I won’t. I really wish I could give him my extra back bumper, buy him dinner and a tank of gas, and listen to his stories. Hang in there Oscar.

  2. This article just reinforces the notion that we’re so very lucky. I wonder about the rest of Oscar’s story; the one I’m writing in my head is quite a page turner!

    1. Yeah… Kinda sad… :(

  3. Wow…..this posted on my birthday. Really makes me feel better about my lot in life, my 67, and even turning 41…..shmeh!

  4. Oscar’s story is a reminder for me of how much I take for granted each day. Thank you

  5. i think I met Oscar years ago . Where did you see him?If its the same guy I tried to buy the car from him until he explained he was living in it!

    1. Matt,
      We have not met him. It’s just a featured article. Why would you want that car? It’s roached.

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