Greg Minuskin’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Featured ’67 Beetle — Greg Minuskin

Few people have the opportunity to own a particular vehicle twice. Well, Greg Minuskim saw his chance and snapped it up. In Greg’s words.

I acquired the car in February of 2014 from the 3rd owner who had owned it for about 9 years, and decided to sell it. At the time the car needed only a brake job, and a few other minor items.

The sunroof did not work–in fact, it was stuck! After a few months, I decided to get the sunroof working again, so I carefully cranked back and forth, applying penetrating oil to the track and other components. After about 2 hours, I finally was successful but still could not fully open the sunroof.

Researching on-line how to take apart the sunroof, I carefully removed the headliner panel to the sunroof and looked behind, inside the roof toward the back A dark mass was blocking the sunroof from opening further! Flashlight in hand, I discovered a well mummified mouse, poor thing! Using a coat hanger hook, I was able to remove the poor creature and gave it a proper burial in our back yard. Gosh knows what laws I might have violated for burying something in my back yard! LOL

About 5 months later I sold the car to a friend, who enjoyed it with tender loving care, polishing it and even putting in his own, home-made parcel tray.

When my friend needed to sell the car, in November of 2015, I bought the car back and now enjoy taking it out on short trips around my neighborhood on errands, and the like.

It is garage-kept, starts right up and is a pleasure to drive.

Needless to say, there are a lot of us out here in the ’67 Beetle Community who lust for a SunRoof Edition like Greg’s. Just look at those Palm trees through that sunroof! Mmmmm! That’s enough to make a person begin to look around for one of these cars, isn’t it!

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Congratulations, Greg, on your acquisition and for sharing your up-dated story with us.

Posted by Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs since 1976. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are retired and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.

  1. What a great looking car!

  2. Beautiful, simply beautiful.

  3. So elegant! Thank you for showing us.

  4. I bet Greg hangs on to it this time . Great story! I’d like to see a pic of the handmade parcel tray.

  5. For my part…I would never close the sunroof, especially if I lived in sunny Cali! I once had a SunRoof Edition ’67 Bug–wish that I had not sold it. But, I was “young and foolish”! Greg–keep enjoying that
    wonderful Beetle! jay

  6. Jay, I agree. I think I’d keep it open all the time too, in Southern California!

  7. I love those pictures!

    Looking at the trunk picture reminds me of something. My original ’67 had that liner in the trunk. It was well worn, but still in decent shape. That was over 20 years ago. My current one doesn’t have it and I rarely see one nowadays that do, even though you can purchase them.

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