1965 Meyers Manxter 2+2
Sold For $56,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
- An original and highly sought-after Manxter 2+2
- Complete restoration by Manx specialists in San Francisco
- Custom Porsche center-cap wheels and leather-wrapped roll cage
- Features custom gauges, fiberglass top, and BUG PowerPak
Meyers settled on using the omnipresent - and inexpensive - Volkswagen Beetle floor-pan and powertrain as a basis for his sun-loving automotive vision. The Manx was agile, highly tunable, and simple to modify. They were also highly effective off-road racers, capable of humbling the competition in desert racing.
In total, approximately 7,000 Manx dune buggies were produced from 1964-1971. The seemingly overnight popularity of the Manx indirectly led to the downfall of the company. As other firms rushed to replicate the design and layout, hundreds of thousands of Manx-style buggies soon flooded the market. Over the course of only a few short years, these lightweight and rugged machines cemented themselves as integral parts of 1960s pop culture, along with the surfing scene of Southern California. Only a select few collectors can lay claim to owning an original Manx, however.
This example is finished in an eye-catching combination of olive green with tan leather interior. The exterior color is borrowed from none other than Toyota's off-road legend, the FJ40 Land Cruiser. Subject to a ground-up restoration in San Francisco, it comes with a Meyers Manx registry authentication plaque, identifying it as "#0461."
A fiberglass hardtop offers respite from the rain, or the sun's harsh rays after a long day beachside. The 2+2 layout delivers a surprising amount of room for four adults, while the Porsche center-cap wheels add a nostalgic twist onto this already winsome runabout.