Dune Buggy

BF Auction: 1922 Model T Dune Buggy Rat Rod

It is widely acknowledged that the Dune Buggy craze reached its zenith during the 1960s and 1970s, although it is possible to buy a new one today. The most instantly recognizable is the Meyers Manx, although some owners elected… more»

Package Deal: VW Beetle and Buggy Kits

I am honestly surprised there’s not more action on the listing yet, as the opening bid is a paltry $4,500 with no reserve for two dune buggies and a parts Beetle to pillage from. While unfinished buggy kits are… more»

Dune Buggy Project: 1961 Volkswagen Concept 1

When I went to do some quick research on the history of this so-called “Concept 1” dune buggy, I only found one source: myself. Yes, the other reference to one of these obscure Volkswagen-based kit cars was written by… more»

Summer Daily: 1961 Volkswagen Berry Mini T

The VW Beetle has proved to be a very flexible tool in the kit car builders toolbox. They can be used to create GT40 replicas, batmobile replicas – or anything which takes your fancy due to the simple nature… more»

Manx Style: 1961 VW Dune Buggy

I’m sure that we all have our own automotive Bucket List, and while I have had the privilege to drive some desirable cars during my lifetime, one that has always eluded me is a traditional Dune Buggy. The former… more»

Porsche-Powered! 1969 Safari Dune Buggy

There are probably three different ways that you can build a dune buggy. The first would be to do what I did with a friend years ago and mash something together from a discarded VW Beetle, tools needed? A… more»

Cheap Thrills? $1,000 1973 VW Dune Buggy

I remember when dune buggies were all the rage. I  marveled at how easy it was to disassemble a VW Bug and go through the motions of swapping the body. In reality, reading about it was a lot easier… more»

Built in ’69: 1966 Allison Daytona Dune Buggy

Former Top Gear UK presenter James May said back in 2005 that in spite of the fact that it had been a privilege and perk of his work to drive some of the greatest cars ever built, the most… more»

Real Deal Dune Buggy: 1968 Meyers Manx

After the dust settles from World War III, the only things moving around will be cockroaches and vehicles based on the original Volkswagen Beetle. But why wait? This super-cute and capable 1968 Meyers Manx in Rancho Mission Viejo, California… more»

Stored for 50 Years: 1957 Dune Buggy

I’m willing to admit it: I’m a big kid. When I first saw this Buggy I knew that I wanted to write about it, but not half as much as I wanted to drive it. I’m not sure about… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Howell Craft Meyers Manx Replica

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more about the collection here. As we move ahead with the process, I’ll… more»

Barris Berry Buggy is Back: 1972 Mini T4

Enthusiasts have been talking about the increasing value and collectability of weird, whacky, and wonderful 1970’s Dune Buggy models over the past year, and the barn find found here on Craigslist thanks to reader Michael, is a great example of a… more»