<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375

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Lot 309
1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy

Sold for US$ 30,800 inc. premium
1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy
Meyers Serial no. M1769D826S
Chassis no. 118744375

VW Air-Cooled 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Authenticated by the Meyers Manx Registry
*Striking Golden Metallic exterior paint
*Iconic American recreational automobile
*A most groovy addition to any collection


THE MEYERS MANX

Starting with the Meyers Manx in the early Sixties the dune buggy craze took off in America. Bruce Meyers' original concept was simple: take a Volkswagen Beetle, throw away the body leaving the floor pan which contained virtually all the components needed to make it run and drive, shorten the wheelbase and install a simple, one-piece fiberglass 2-seat body. Meyers named it Manx for its stubby tail with the engine exposed, like the breed of cat. Even the buggy's stance, low at the front and high at the rear, emulated its feline namesake. Bruce F. Meyers, a Californian engineer, artist, boat builder and surfer, produced the Manx at his Fountain Valley, SoCal-based facilities from 1964 through 1971. Used up VW Beetles were abundant in California and the surf culture was at its peak in the Sixties. The dune buggy epitomized the California lifestyle, as the concept was so simple, and so inviting, that it spread quickly.

The Meyers Manx appeared in several movies, including Elvis Presley films, and the 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair, which contains a lengthy beach driving scene in which Steve McQueen drives a Manx with Faye Dunaway at his side.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This jolly and sporting Meyers Manx is based on a Volkswagen Beetle platform and fitted with an appropriate 4-cylinder, air-cooled boxer engine. The fiberglass exterior is finished in a typical 1960s era Gold Metallic paint, perfectly matching the Manx's loud appearance. Chrome headlights are fitted out front, while comfortable black seats and a roll bar is mounted inside the open cockpit. The dashboard is trimmed with white-faced, retro-like instruments, and an appropriate EMPI wood rimmed steering wheel is fitted to hang onto through the dunes. This Meyers Manx has been inducted and authenticated by the Meyers Manx Registry with number 610. A fun and iconic Meyers Manx which invites adventure on the road or through the dunes.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under the make Volkswagen and the model year 1968.
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<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
<b>1966 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 118744375
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