2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions
1966 Meyers Manx
$60,000 - $80,000| Without Reserve
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
1,600 CC Volkswagen Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
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
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.