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Lot 6

2021   |   Geared Online | May

1968 Meyers Manx

SOLD $59,400

Estimate

$30,000 - $50,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

1436707

Car Highlights

A Stunning Early Manx; One of the First 2,500 Produced
Ground-Up Restoration Completed in 2020
Fitted with Many Desirable Period-Correct Accessories
Accompanied by Documentation and Photos of Its Restoration
Authenticated by the Meyers Manx Club and Signed by Bruce Meyers
Register to Bid

Angus Dykman

This sensational Meyers Manx was produced in September 1968 at BF Meyers in Fountain Valley, California and shipped to its first owner in Minnesota, who completed the build. After some years of ownership, the original owner disassembled it and put it into storage. It was discovered by Gordon Nachbar in 2007. Mr. Nachbar, a lifelong automotive restorer and paint specialist, traded a shotgun for the disassembled Manx and proceeded with an extensive restoration, which was completed in 2020.

The ground-up restoration was comprehensive and included a rebuild of the 1641 cc engine, gearbox, brakes, and suspension and the refinishing of the body. The Manx was originally finished in the rare and desirable color of 15E Royal Blue metal flake, but Mr. Nachbar elected to paint the Manx in a slightly darker shade with larger metallic flake. The Manx retains the original 1957 Volkswagen chassis it was mated to when new in 1968.

The consignor, a noted Volkswagen and Meyers Manx expert, acquired the car in 2021 and set about adding many period-correct items, such as the Cragar S/S wheels in the same size and style advertised by BF Meyers in 1968. He also fitted a period-correct steering wheel and shifter, and NOS period blue seatbelts (still with their original labels) were sourced and installed. The car also features a genuine Manx sidewinder exhaust, original chrome Meyers roll bar, and is accompanied by BF Meyers license plate frames and a set of vintage black California license plates. A period Mexico travel decal was added as was a leather key fob. A custom-made bikini top and rear seat were also added. The Manx features correct original chrome Volkswagen taillight housings with NOS Hella taillight lenses as well as chrome front and rear bumpers.

This wonderful Meyers Manx has been driven less than 1,000 miles since restoration and was part of the celebration gathering for Bruce Meyers’ 95th birthday. Documented with a framed Meyers Manx certification as well as restoration photos and records, and retaining its correct body tags, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning example of the iconic Meyers Manx.

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