Price slashed! This Alameda Fiberglass Dune Buggy is based on a shortened 1963 VW Beetle chassis and has 1967 VW 1600cc VW engine and transmission. It has a clean California Special Construction (SPCNS) title, is currently registered in CA, and never needs to be smog tested. A previous owner was world-class sculpturer Ray Carrington, who glassed in the sides of the dune buggy between the front and rear fenders (not an ugly bolt-on pod).
The Dune Buggy was first conceived by fiberglass boat builder Bruce Meyers in the early 60`s in southern California. The Meyers Manx was his brainchild first built in 1963: a lightweight fiberglass body mounted on a shortened VW Beetle chassis. A Meyers Manx won the Baja 1000 on/off-road race, braking the record by 5 hours, and became an instant smash hit. Approximately 6,000 Manx were built from 1965-1971.
Meyers never really made much money from it as hundreds of manufacturers copied his concept. This included his boat building friend Archie Lee Rundle who owned Alameda Boat Works in Alameda, CA. Rundle basically stole Meyers' design and only manufactured for about two years as Meyers sued him and a few other early copiers. The Alameda Fiberglass dune buggies were made only in blue, green, and orange. They were nearly identical to a Manx except for the hood and the dash. Only a few have been found to still exist. We have only located one other: a pickup version in Sonora, CA.
Within the past 300 miles the following has been completed: Installed very good 1994 Mazda Miata Seats (headrest speakers) with Weather Resistant Covers, Miata Seat Belts, New Sombrero Bikini Top (#1 rated), Vintage Pool Ball Shifter, New JVC KD-R860 deck (AF/FM/CD, Pandora, WMA, MP3, WAV, USB), New Brakes and Braided Brake Lines, Master Cylinder, Wheel Cylinders and Bearings, Swing Axle Boots, Clutch Kit, New Single Port carburetor, and Tow Bar set up - great for an RV to pull. No rust anywhere; believe it has been stored inland northern CA from Vacaville, to Redding until now.
This dune buggy runs PERFECTLY and needs NOTHING. Gets more attention than a Ferrari. Offered at $8,500. Note: Color is slightly darker and brighter green than most photos indicate; not turquoise.
Chassis: shortened 1963 VW Beetle
Engine: 4-cylinder 1,600cc Single Port 1967 VW Beetle
Transmission: 4-speed manual 1967 VW Beetle
Colors: Metallic Green with Black Cloth
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