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1967 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy

Engine No. T0629RB
Amelia Island 2020 - Bonhams
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$456,000
Sale Price
119
Lot Number
#2
Recent Restoration
Bonhams
Auction House
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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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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