Lot 118 - 1967 Volkswagen Beach Buggy
|Odometer reading||61,177 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
A Dune or Beach Buggy is a recreational motor vehicle with large wheels and wide tyres, designed for use on beaches or the desert. Popularity peaked in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s with the Volkswagen Beetle, nicknamed ‘Bug’ (hence ‘Buggy’) which were most commonly used for the platform. Ideal because the rear engine layout improves traction, the air-cooled engine avoids the complexities and failure points associated with water-cooled units. Dune buggies generally came with fiberglass bodies. The original dune buggy was the 1964 Meyers Manx built by classic constructor, Bruce Meyers, using a Volkswagen Beetle chassis.
This eye catching example looks well in bright metallic blue with a contrasting white interior. Offered to auction with a cover and side panels, these Volkswagen engined buggy’s are enormous fun and we are told that this is no exception. The buggy fired into life when requested and would be ideal for summer fun. Potential buyers should note that the V5C registration document for this car has been mislaid and a replacement has been applied for from the DVLA.
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