Real cool cat: ’70 Meyers Manx
The Meyers Manx is probably more of a West Coast phenomenon. We rarely see them here in the East except occasionally at a cruise night. They are kind of cool when you take it all in. It was the first street-legal Dune Buggy and it featured a unibody shell attached to a shortened VW chassis. So if you want a Buggy like Steve McQueen’s in The Thomas Crown Affair, you should start with a real Meyers Manx and not a rip-off. When Bruce Meyers introduced the Manx, sales took off. They received over 300 orders overnight. But the copycats lunged into the segment and Bruce’s only option was to sue the forgers. The judge ruled against him because he didn’t think Bruce’s creation was anything special. We tell this story to warn you that there are many look-a-likes out there but only one Meyers Manx. The very active club actually has a certification program to protect potential buyers from unscrupulous sellers. Today’s featured Manx is a certified Manx and it is a great one. It is licensed as a ’70 but that designation usually comes from the donor chassis. This one has a powerful 1600cc dual port motor and a really rare Hurst shifter. The Manx sports a pretty expensive IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) however they don’t tell us where it came from. This one is restored with all the classic Manx details intact. What a blast this must be to drive. The seller is asking $12,000 for this baby. We say, why not! Click here to contact the seller.