1964 Meyers Manx MkII Beach Buggy
East Coast buggies in 2012 with original USA Manx tub with parts from Flatlands
Engineering; fruity 1,835cc twin carb engine
What an eyeful of cool factor this is.
Built in 2012 by East Coast
Buggies from an original US Manx tub, adding parts from Flatlands Engineering
who are very well known in the Beach Buggy circuit.
It was built up with
all the options including colour coded seats, rear lights and side pods and rare
removable GRP hardtop/weather defence(!), utilising a January 1964 donor VW
Beetle (incidentally this Beetle was recorded as a Cat C back then). Riding on
its very special, and recently refurbished Appliance Turbo Vec. Vintage wheels
(as seen on the A-Team van) it looks outstanding, particularly when the sun hits
the paintwork which has pronounced silver fleck in it – outstanding!
car was driven up to us by its long term enthusiast owner from Stroud, arriving
with a big grin and lots of noise – it’s a reluctant sale to fund another dream
car, an air-cooled earlier 911. During his tenure, he has lavished time and
money on it fitting new tyres, refurbishing the wheels, re-chroming the wheel
nuts, installing a front disc brake conversion with new brake hoses throughout
and refurbished rear brakes. In addition, considerable expense was gone to
sourcing and installing a hotter engine, a rebuilt 1,835cc twin-carb lump with
Pertronix electronic ignition driving the rear wheels via a new Kennedy clutch
and Kusk lock clutch plate through the Beetle gearbox.
To help the gases
escape a little quicker and more efficiently, a bespoke and frankly beautiful
stainless exhaust system was added with the whole lot being properly set-up on a
rolling road resulting in an impressive 85bhp. This gives exhilarating
performance without sacrificing the cars natural ability to potter through the
countryside or down to the beach.
Our Myers Manx obsessed vendor has
spent in the region of £8,000 on improvements to this epic buggy and has
included various bits collected during his ownership journey including the
wooden rear view mirror, Meyers Manx book "Call to Baja" signed by the legendry
Bruce Meyers himself before his untimely death in February 2021, Meyers Manx
keyring sourced from the States, large 55 years of Meyers Manx celebratory
plaque, VW museum build document for the donor Beetle and a few spares in a box.
In addition, within the history file, we find the current V5C, copy V5,
3 old MOT certificates and a selection of invoices for the various parts, works
and upgrades carried out during the past few years.
If you want a Beach
buggy, and a proper one at that - with a proper powerplant, then look no
further, this could be it in a striking colour combo with rear seats and
removable weather protection plus its proper heritage. We all loved
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