Authenticated by Meyers Manx Registry
Striking Golden Metallic Exterior
Black Bucket Seats with Gold Piping
VW Air-Cooled 4-Cylinder Single Carburetor Engine
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
Iconic American Recreation Vehicle
A Most Groovy Addition to Any Collection!
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.