Thursday, March 17, 2016

Manx Clone: 1960 Volkswagen Dune Buggy

Back in the 60's when Volkswagen Beetle carcasses littered America's streets like used syringes in NYC's Central Park, a California surfer / artist / boat-builder / engineer named Bruce Meyers started a company out of Fountain Valley building kit bodies that mounted on shortened Type 1 chassis.  This next feature might not be an original Meyers Manx, but it looks like a lot of fun for the cash.  Find this 1960 Volkswagen Dune Buggy offered for $3,895 in Campbell, CA via craigslist.

Obviously you aren't going to find a running / driving / good-condition Buggy for the above asking price, so there has to be a catch -- this one is missing its VW engine.  The seller pulled it in preparation for a Subaru boxer engine swap, but is abandoning the project.  However, you could easily contact someone like the DT Radio Show sponsor European Motorworks and get a new aircooled noise maker.

A list of parts from the seller seems legit:
Full custom roll cage with engine cage (powder coated)
Bus trans axle (3 rib)
3x3" boxed rear arms
Sway Away CV shafts with bus joints
Dual Fox 2.0 shocks on each rear corner
Beard suspension seats
Crow harnesses
Scat short throw shifter
Polished aluminum wheels
Good tires (BFG MT's in rear)
Recent brakes
Gas tank just redone and coated inside/out

See a better deal on a roller chassis dune buggy?

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