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Iconic Meyers Manx Dune Buggy Gets Remastered With Body Upgrades

Depending on your age, if you hear the phrase “dune buggy,” chances are there is one specific vehicle that comes to mind: the Meyers Manx. Back in the early 1960s, surfer, engineer, and boat builder Bruce Meyers realized that driving on sand dunes is fun—but also not very accessible. So, he put his skills to work and developed a kit car called the Manx in his Newport Beach garage. He constructed a fiberglass chassis that he designed himself, equipped it with a suspension from a Chevrolet truck, and a Volkswagen Beetle engine. After some refinement and tweaks, Meyers developed his Manx into a kit car that was cheap and relatively easy to build. The rest is history.

To this day, the Meyers Manx dune buggy has a cult following with fans all over the country. In recent years, the Meyers Manx has made a resurgence with an EV version and a new 2+2 body. However, the kit builder has not abandoned the thing that started it all which the company now refers to as the “classic. ”  Naturally, due to its ardent followers, Meyers Manx is careful not to change things too much from the original classic design, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some improvements. Thus the company has revealed the new Manx Remastered kit.

In addition to using digital design tools to make the Meyers Manx have a “seamless fit,” the designers added something that is arguably the most advanced new feature: a lockable trunk. For a long time the Manx has been basically a fiberglass body with some seats, an engine, wheels and not much else so it isn’t great for transporting beach-party critical items.

The new trunk in the Meyers Manx Remastered kit doesn’t appear to be very big, but it should have plenty of space for beach towels, food, drink and possibly a few other items. The remastered kit is also equipped with a dashboard that is more easily removeable, which can come in handy for modifications, upgrades, and other work.

There are integrated wiring tubes which should make hooking up all the gauges and other electric accessories a more tidy experience. Finally there is a grand total of 64 gel-coat colors—46 of which are metal flake finish—to choose from with the option of an additional UV clear coat to top things off.

If this sounds like your kind of beach party, you can put down a 50-percent deposit of $2,997.50 to get work started on your kit. Selecting one of the metal flake gel-coat paints will tack on an extra $1,000 and the UV coat will cost $800. You’ll obviously need a donor engine, transmission, and a host of other parts to turn the kit into a complete and functional car. If you do have a donor, roughly $6,000 isn’t too bad of a start to build a tried-and-true weekend fun-haver like no other.

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