1973 VW Custom Dune Buggy

US $9,500 Reserve price not met

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Custom MANX style Dune Buggy for sale

Street Legal and registered as 1973 VW Beetle

Title Number 1332629878

I'm selling this beautiful custom dune buggy. There have been hundreds of hours getting all the details right.

Here is the history:

Purchased in 2000 from a farmer in Eastern North Carolina. My Father and I restored every detail of the dune buggy using the original frame, super beetle donor car, and thousands of dollars of new parts. We replaced the floor pans and removed all the corrosion from the original chassis. The chassis is a strong King pin front end and swing arm style rear axle. This type of dune buggy has the center tube shortened 14 inches to match the Myers Manx style fiberglass body. New floor pans were modified to fit. The entire chassis was coated with rust inhibitor and blue/black Zolatone, a splatter paint that is very corrosion resistant. New fuel tank. I adapted the Super Beetle steering column and replaced the steering gear box and used the engine from the '73.

The engine has had many new parts. New pistons, cylinders, rings, new heads with valves. All bearing have been checked to correct tolerances. The engine was cleaned and steel parts painted.
Carb was replaced and electronic ignition installed. A short shifter is installed for the 4 speed transmission.

$300 tune up just completed by famous Moe's Bug Shop of Beaufort, NC.

All the brakes were replaced including the master and wheel cylinders. I used dual size chrome mag wheels with 195/70 R14 in front and 245/60 R15 in back. Tread is about 90% left.

I restored the fiberglass body and hood with two-part epoxy and reinforced areas around the dash and windshield. The dash is very clean with the '73 VDO speedodometer and headlight switch. The body was painted with NASON urethane paints using original VW colors, snap orange and techno blue. All the flames and pinstrips were hand painted with lots of tape and time.

The speedometer works, however the odometer and fuel gauge are not working.

Camaro seats were adapted to mount on the floor pan and they look great however leg room is tight for anyone with long legs. (Anyone over 5' 10" is probably to tall). The two Camaro rear seats were shortened and installed on the rear deck.

The windshield was custom made with square corners for a roof that I never finished. Unfinished roof and roll bar is included.

This vehicle turns heads constantly and is a blast to drive. It recently took 1st place at a local car show. Good luck bidding.

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