1967 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy

Engine No. T0629RB
Amelia Island 2020 - Bonhams
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
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Recent Restoration
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Chassis No. 117358054, Engine No. T0629RB. Tangerine over black leatherette. No top. 2683-cc, 140-plus-hp Chevrolet H-6. 4-speed manual. Four GM single-throat downdraft carburetors, Hi-Torque starter, wraparound Plexiglas windscreen, E.T. 5-spoke alloy wheels with spinner centers, Firestone tires, sand-paddle tread rear tires. SW gauges, luggage rack, covered headlights, Corvair flat-six, chrome front suspension, drum brakes, and individual rear-wheel hand brakes.

Evaluation: Recent restoration | The Thomas Crown Affair dune buggy, featured in a long and dialogue-free scene with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Built by Pete Condos at Con-Ferr with guidance from McQueen. Documented ownership history from the studio to the present. Freshly restored. Very good paint with light orange peel on the lower sides. Good fresh upholstery and dashboard. The engine is orderly but not presented to the standards of the paint, interior, and chassis. Very little but the body is original.

Bottom Line: Astutely timed in the wake of the Bullitt Mustang’s sale at Kissimmee in January. The ­McQueen/Dunaway romp on the sands of Cape Cod isn’t as epic as the chase through San Francisco, but the scene made a big impression at the time and helped establish the Dune Buggy aesthetic. The presentation leaves nothing to be desired and the price is modest, at least when compared with $3,740,000 for the Mustang.

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020

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