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Old 08-01-2017, 07:57 PM
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I recently had reason to recall the Meyers Manx. Those of us old enough remember this 60s "kit car" built on a VW beetle chassis.

It might be considered a forerunner of the "dune buggy" which has morphed into the UTV side by side and a whole new dune riding hobby.

This Meyers Manx was and is street legal, you could ride it to the desert. A Polaris RZR is not in more than half of the states.

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:31 PM
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My neighbor still has one, heck yea, I remember the 60's, but the 50's were better!
 
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:43 PM
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You are right, the 50s were better, by quite a bit. The 60s had race riots, then the war, and then the "culture revolution". But the 60s sure had a lot of interesting cars, many of them collector cars today.

Even the Meyers Manx has a following.

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Old 08-01-2017, 11:01 PM
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I wasn't born yet in the '50s so I'll have to take you guys' words for it. I remember seeing something similar but probably not the same thing. I don't know if I've ever seen any that short. If you want to build one, Meyers Manx is still making kits. Current Buggy Kits
 
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Remember them well.

In the mid 70's, you were really cool if you had one like this.


 
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Saw these in Marysvale, UT last fall when we did the Paiute.

 
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by scootergptx View Post
Remember them well.

In the mid 70's, you were really cool if you had one like this.


Speed Buggy! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_Buggy

 
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:42 PM
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I had no idea they were still available. Kit cars always appealed to me but I never pulled the trigger.

Everyone of those photos show a street legal vehicle. What makes a Meyers Manx street legal and a Polaris RZR not? I don't get it.

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Old 08-04-2017, 11:03 AM
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No directionals or horn. It's got everything else like headlights, seat belts, and brake light.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:14 PM
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For $200 and an evening in the shop, I'll have it ready to go for you. I have that equipment on my Outlander. My riding buddies all chuckle. David
 
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