1970 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy
|Factory:||Fountain Valley, California|
|Build:||3162 Manx Build|
History: Around 1963 Bruce Meyers had the idea of creating a light-weight car for desert racing. He had considerable success including winning the Ensenada and La Paz events. This led to the formation of his company B.F. Meyers in Fountain Valley, California in 1964. He sold a Dune Buggy body kit. Designed to be completed with a VW Beetle tub and mechanical components. The Meyers Manx Mk1 was produced from 1964 to 1971. It was named after the Manx cat because of the cat’s stubby features and no tail, as the car had a short wheelbase. It was featured on the cover of the April 1967 issue of Car and Driver magazine. They were very nimble, accelerated quickly and could handle rough terrain. A new Southern California affordable Dune Buggy culture had started.
Description: This car was built by noted “Barn Find” author and T.V. host Tom Cotter. He located an as-new untouched original Manx body kit in the early 1990’s and assembled it with his son. It was built with a 1964 VW tub and engine, transmission and running gear. Striking in its bright yellow color. After about 20 years of ownership, Cotter sold the car to Chuck Goldsberg near Washington D.C. Chuck was a noted Porsche repair shop specialist and enjoyed the car for nearly 20 years. With a service shop he was able to do regular service and keep the Manx in good order. The Manx sells to its third owner in 2020 in Los Angeles.
Of Note: A relatively low use, three owner Manx. With convertible top and front windscreen.