1973 Volkswagen DUNE BUGGY

Winning bid: US $13,100.

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Funnybug sez:

yeah.. it's cool.. but I wouldnt pay THAT for it

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ice ice baby

Ebay Description:

hERE IS THE COOLEST REAL MEYERS MANX AND ONE OF A KIND MINI DRAG BUGS YOU WILL EVER SEE!!!!!

I GREW UP IN THE VW BUSINESS AND ALWAYS WANTED TO BUILD THE BEST MEYERS BUGGY ANYWHERE. I LOOKED FOR ALONG TIME BEFORE FINDING JUST THE RIGHT BODY. SO HERE IT IS. IT IS A MEYERS II BODY BUILT IN THE EARLY 70'S. THE PAN IS A SHORTENED 1973 BEETLE AND THE FLOOR AND CHASIS IS ALL CUSTOM BUILT. I CUT OUT THE FLOOR PANS AND MADE NEW FLOOR RAILS OUT OF SQUARE TUBING. IT HAS A COMPLETELY REBUILT 1973 VW THING FRONT AXLE WITH THE BRACES TO THE CHASIS. THE ROLL CAGE IS ALSO BOLTED TO THE CHASIS IN FRONT REAR AND CENTER OF VEHICLE. THE REAR OF THE BODY SITS ON A 1/8" STEEL PLATE THAT IS BRACED AND WELDED TO THE CHASIS. THE ENGINE IS A 2332 W/THE EARLY GOOD DUAL WEBBER CARBS. TRANS IS STOCK 73 BUG AND SHIFTS PERFECT. I DIDNT WANT TO DEAL WITH CLUTCH CABLE SO I BUILT HYDRAULIC CLUTCH LINKAGE THAT WORKS PERFECTLY. THE REAR CONTROL ARMS ARE AFTER MARKET BOXED ARMS. THE WHEELS ARE 20" REAR ND 17" FRONT THAT GIVE THE BUGGY A PERFECT LOOK AND STANCE. ALL SUSPENSION, CHASIS, ROLL BAR ETC ARE ALL POWDER COATED. ENGINE TINS ARE ALL POWDER COATED AS WELL. ENINE HAS SERPENTINE BELT SYSTEM AND BILLET PUSH ROD TUBES. IT HAS A MINI OIL SUMP AND EXTERNAL OIL FILTER. GAUGES ALL BRAND NEW AUTOMETER AND ALL WORK. YOU CANDRIVE THIS BUGGY AT 75 MPH AND THERE IS NO SHAKING FROM CHASIS OR WINDSHIELD. CAR IS SUPER STRONG AND RIGID. IT HAS FOUR WHEEL DISC BRAKES AND ROTORS HAVE BOLT PATTERN FOR GM, NO ADAPTERS NEEDED. I PULLED THE TRAILER WITH THE LITTLE BUG ON IT FROM TUCSON TO PHOENIX FOR BUGORAMA AND IT CUISED AT 70MPH AT 3000 RPM. THAT IS ABOUT 100 MILES AND ENGINE RAN FLAWLESS AND COOL. THE REAR TIRE SIZE WITH STANDARD TRANS GIVE YOU A GREAT HIGHWAY GEAR. IT HAS ALSO BEEN DRIVEN TO LAS VEGAS FOR BUGORAMA WITH NO PROBLEM.

NOW FOR THE MINI BUG. I FOUND THE BODY IN AN OLD GARAGE AND I BELIEVE FROM WHAT I CAN FIND OUT, IT WAS A LITTLE KIDS CANIVAL RIDE. THE CHASIS IS CUSTOM BUILT AND HAS A 125 HONDA THREE WHEELER ENGINE. ENGINE HAS BEEN BORED AND NEW PISTON AND RINGS. IT HAS 4 GEARS WITH AUTOMATIC CLUTCH AND A HIGH LOW RANGE TRANS. IT HAS JUNIOR DRAGSTER WHEELS AND TIRES AS WELL AS HYDRAULIC BRAKES. IT HAS A JR DRAGSTER STEERING RACK AND STEERS LIKE A REAL CAR, NOT A GO KART. IT HAS TONS AF CHROME AND THE CHASIS IS POWDER COATED VIOLETTE ILLUSION. IT WILL CARRY A 200 PLUS MAN ABOUT 40 MPH. MY SON IS A BODY MAN AND VERY GOOD W/FIBERGLASS AND HE SPENT MANY HOURS SMOTHING AND BLOCK SANDING THE BODY. THE PAINT JOB IS SECOND TO NONE. HE CHOPPED THE WIDSHIELD FRAME THREE INCHES AND IT IS A COOL RIDE. THERE ISNT ANOTHER ONE LIKE THIS ANAYWHERE, SO IF YOU YOU WANT TO OWN A SHOW STOPPER HERE IT IS. FEEL FREE TO CALL ME ANYTIME, MY CELL IS #520-405-5229 GARY.

IT IS FOR SALE LOCALLY SO I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION EARLY. THANKS, I WOULD CONSIDER SELLING THE BUGGY BY ITSELF. IF INTERESTED CALL ME

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, THE MINI BUG DOES HAVE ELECTRIC START

 

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On Sep-13-10 at 09:04:38 PDT, seller added the following information:

I HAVE HAD ALOT OF EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS W/QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUGGY SO HERE ARE THE ANSWERS. THE REAR SECTION OF THE ROLL BAR IS REMOVABLE AS WELL AS THE COOLER RACK. SO IF YOU WANTED TO ADD EXTRA SEATS YOU CAN DO THAT VERY EASILY. THE BUGGY IS TOTALY STREET LEGAL AND HAS A CLEAR AZ TITLE. IT IS LISCENCED UNTIL JULY 2011. IT PASSED AZ INSPECTION SO I COULD REGISTER IT.I HAVE HAGGERTY FULL COVERAGE INSURANCE THAT COST $300.00 A YEAR. ALL LIGHTS AND TURNSIGNALS FUNCTION. THE WIRING WAS ALL NEW WHEN BUGGY WAS BUILT. THE WIPERS FUNCTION BUT I HAVE NEVER HAD IT OUT IN BAD WEATHER. JUST A NOTE, HAGGERTY ONLY INSURES THE REAL MEYERS MANX BUGGIES. THEY WILL NOT INSURE A KNOCK OFF. I HAVE THE ORIGINAL TOP FRAME BUT WILL NEED NEW CANVAS TOP. THE PICTURES REALLY DONT DO IT JUSTICE, IT LOOKS EVEN BETTER IN PERSON AND THE GREEN REALLY POPS.

 

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On Sep-13-10 at 09:13:31 PDT, seller added the following information:

THE FLAMES ARE A CANDY RED OVER THE ORIGINAL METAL FLAKE GELL COAT SO THE THE FLAMES ARE METAL FLAKE AS WELL. THE GELL COAT IS IN GREAT SHAPE.

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