The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413

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Lot 17
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica
Registration no. AMH 694H Chassis no. 1102346413

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 14,000 - 21,000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica
Registration no. AMH 694H
Chassis no. 1102346413
Odometer reading: N/A
MOT expiry date: 15/06/2021

*One of only 50 Ultra GB buggies made
*Correctly shortened chassis plus removable hardtop
*Tuned 1500cc engine with twin Weber carburettors


This VW Beetle-based 'dune buggy', a style inspired by Californian surf culture vehicles, was built on an GB Ultra 'California' kit produced in the UK by John Cullen of Birmingham. Approximately 50 copies of the kit were produced between 1969 and 1977, a much smaller number than the original American Meyers Manx and its many imitators, such as the popular UK-made GP kit. Fitted with a tuned 1,500cc engine, this buggy is understood to have been built in 2006 by VW enthusiast husband and wife Tim and Helen Rowley. The VW engine is fitted with twin Weber downdraught carburettors and the interior sports Cobra vinyl trimmed reclining bucket seats and American Pro Comp instruments. Weather equipment includes a custom-made vinyl trimmed removable hardtop. After some time in storage, the buggy has been recommissioned, with a new VW fuel tank being fitted. History includes old MOT certificates, original build information with photographs, and a parts catalogue.e

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 73/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 18/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 14/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 4
    Starting: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 3
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The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy Replica  Chassis no. 1102346413
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