Lot 136

2022   |   Pebble Beach Auctions

1966 Meyers Manx

Estimate

$60,000 - $80,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

116055734

Car Highlights

An American Off-Road Icon

Stunning “Survivor” Example of an Early Manx

Fitted with Many Desirable Period-Correct Options

Retains Original Gelcoat Finish and Rare Vinyl Soft Top

Accompanied by Meyers Manx Certificate of Authenticity

Technical Specs

1,600 CC Volkswagen Flat 4-Cylinder Engine

Single Carburetor

Estimated 60 BHP at 4,500 RPM

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Front Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars

Rear Swing-Axle Suspension with Torsion Bars

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Angus Dykman

Growing up in Southern California, Bruce F. Meyers was deeply entrenched in the surf and beach culture that the region was, and still is, known for. In addition to surfing, he had a longtime passion for all things automotive. After owning his fair share of modified Volkswagens, he decided to combine his passions and design a dune buggy centered around its core feature: the playful driving experience. By 1964, he released his vision, dubbed the “Meyers Manx,” from his small shed in Newport Beach, California.

Following Meyers’ successful run from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico, the Manx quickly became an off-road icon and would subsequently be built in Fountain Valley, California. This example’s durable fiberglass body is finished in its original Tangerine Red gelcoat and has been kept in strikingly original condition since it left the factory. Originally purchased by its first owner in Indiana, it was primarily used in parades and features many period-correct options, including Dietz headlights, soft top, chrome steel wheels, and even its original Meyers Manx nose emblem.

Mechanically, its 1,600 cc Volkswagen dual-port four-cylinder engine, four-speed transaxle, and drum brakes have been recently serviced by the current owner. This is your opportunity to own a highly original 1960s icon, ready to be enjoyed both on the dunes and on the road.

*Please note that this vehicle is titled as a Volkswagen.