What Your Summer Is Missing Is an Original Meyers Manx Dune Buggy

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By Shari Gab

 
What Your Summer Is Missing Is an Original Meyers Manx Dune Buggy
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30 June 2017

In the '60s, Meyers Manx dune buggies roamed free and wild. 

Indeed, the first fiberglass dune buggy was so popular that creator Bruce Meyers starting selling kits to keep up with the production requests. It's been said that of the 350,000 buggies built by over 300 copycat companies, only 5,000 or so were officially Meyers Manx

Manx (7 images)

You can bet that the ride you see here is a bona fide original model. Not many have survived the test of time. They’re seaside machines mostly meant for tooling around with beach kittens. They also rust out fast.

Built in 1970, this model is fitted with shiny chrome hubcaps, chrome bumpers and a rollover bar and fantastically daft two-tone orange seats with a wood-trimmed steering wheel.

No reserve, the Manx will cross the block this August’s RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey. Clones can go for $8,000 - $14,000, so we can expect this delightful specimen to fetch well above those figures.

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