Friday, July 6, 2018

Kellison Sandpiper: 1977 Volkswagen Dune Buggy

For the most part, cars from the mid 1970s are terrible things -- the fuel crisis and tightening emissions standards curbed any street legal fun, and the safety nazis made sure that cars were properly ugly and anything but fun to drive. But there is only so much you can do to crush the spirit of car lovers and there is always a will and a way. So from the ashes of the Malaise era came from the custom dune buggy movement, which took old slow VW bugs and turned them into fun to drive beach cruisers...just don't expect to cruise on any beaches because that was outlawed a long time ago. Drive 'em on the street. Find this 1977 Volkswagen-based Dune Buggy offered for $4000 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1977 vw dune buggy

fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual 

Runs great dual port 1600 motor, new brakes , carb rebuilt. Top is removable, fun to drive and comes with a tow bar. Clear title in my name. Might trade for older car or truck project. Always looking for my next project, chevelle nova vega camaro who knows. Rick

See a better way to drive a buggy?


  1. Want to read the catalog the builder ordered this out of?

    The things you could order were mind-boggling

    Note that the body was $295 and the roof was an extra $100. I think this is the only one I have ever seen with the roof.

    1. Wow, I had no idea they had such an extensive product line.

      This feature car looks to actually be a "Super T" according to the catalog - a kind of weird melted abstract interpretation of a Model T seen through the eyes of a Big Daddy Roth impersonator on a Volkswagen budget.

      The Sand Piper looks like Kellison's copy of the classic Myers Manx shape.

    2. That catalog was awesome, thanks!

      I tried to but a Kellison J8 a while back. Pretty neat company.

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  3. links to other years catalogs here, some a lot more readable and informative.


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