Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Frog Buggy: 1973 Volkswagen Manx

The Volkswagen type 1 based custom car comes in many forms -- from the most basic Meyers Manx, to the wild things like the Silva S160, but there is an entire catalog of interesting kit cars that can be picked up for cheap.   Like this 1973 Volkswagen Manx Buggy offered for $5700 in Inland Empire Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1973 1973 Vw Frog 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: green 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: other 
1973 vw Manx style buggy. Frog like style runs good street or off road. Motor has low hours been sitting. Needs inside done. 5700.00 obo 

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  1. That's hilarious! I can see this thing all decorated up for the local Pride Day celebrations.

  2. I'm digging the fiberglass "soft" top, especially with the glass panel. This car is expensive, given the needs, but it's an uncommon body style in the VW buggy world. It's more curvy and rounded than a Manx.

    What this needs is a restoration heavy on chrome and metal flake. I envision a bass boat paint job (green body, silver roof), silver sparkle upholstery and matching steering wheel, and chromed wheels with baby moon hubcaps. No mention of motor displacement. It needs a 1776 with a chrome stinger exhaust.

    I'm glad it's 500 miles away from me and double what I would want to pay, because it's really tempting.

  3. The fit and fill of the side pods is off, but I love the unique lines of the body. The top? Not so much, but it definitely fits the period.

  4. It's not easy being green. Having to spend your days the color of the leaves...


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