1974 VW Dune Buggy, hot rod, fiberglass Manx drive home.

Starting bid: US $3,250

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Funnybug sez:

what the fuck is with the rear end of the body?..

Ebay Description:

1974 VW Dune Buggy, hot rod, fiberglass, Manx I have owned this buggy for about three years. It is street legal, starts, runs, and drives good. It is titled as a 1974 VW, the chassis is a 1966 and the engine is a 1968. I installed new brakes and brake lines, dual master cylinder, and steering stabilizer when I purchased this machine. It is a Manx style body but I do not know who made the body. Actual mileage is unknown. The buggy has all the bare bones working street equipment including horn, signal lights, interior light, electric windshield wiper, speedometer, oil pressure light, oil temperature gauge, voltmeter, signal light indicator, front seat belts and high beam indicator light. All the instruments light up. A tow bar goes with the buggy. It tows fine. I hardly know it is behind my little Ford Ranger pick up truck. Overall the buggy is in good but certainly not perfect condition. There are no cracks in the fiberglass. The paint is a custom gray with multicolor metal flake and a snakeskin pattern. There are a couple of bubbles in the paint and some paint has pealed off on the hood. It was this way when I purchased the buggy and I had planned to merely paint a white or black racing stripe in this area. I think it would be impossible to match the existing paint. The roll bar needs to be cleaned and painted. There is a small tear in the backrest of the driver seat, see picture. The choke is backed off all the way so it is cold natured until the engine warms up. The engine does not smoke or burn oil. There is a small oil seep somewhere. It leaves a small oil spot on the garage floor. I never have to add oil between oil changes. I do not have the correct gas tank filler cap. The prior owner lost it and merely used a piece of plastic and a rubber band. I used this for a while but had to only fill the tank half full or I could smell fumes. Later I used a piece of hose and a regular cap but the hose has now has a small split so I’m back to filling only half full. I have a good rear-mounted tank that can go with the buggy if desired. I have used the buggy in parades (it runs cool) and other car club activities, never off road. I’m 6’ 4” and it is comfortable for me to drive. I’m selling this to make room for a Mustang convertible.


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