1967 Meyers Manx DualSport SManx DualSport S
Year of manufacture1967
- Signed by Manx creator Bruce Meyers
- One of only four examples professionally built by Mendeola Motors
- Best of Show at the 2009 Manx Club Car Shot
To those in the dune buggy world, the name Bruce Meyers evokes a special kind of response. The originator of the Manx, created in his Newport Beach garage, Meyers is without a doubt a certified icon in Southern California. Still driving his creation, he has been known to explain the fenders were designed specifically for resting his beer can on. Certainly he could hardly have imagined that his ’lil dune buggy would leave the legacy it does.
The first street-legal fiberglass dune buggy created, the Manx shot to stardom when Meyers drove it to a 1st-place finish in the grueling off-road race that would become the Baja 1000, beating motorcycles and other off-road vehicles and featuring him a cover on Hot Rod magazine. Today an original Meyer’s buggy is hard to come by, as homemade copies flooded the market.
Offered here is a very rare and professionally built DualSport S, expertly crafted by off-road experts Mendeola Motors. The quality of the build is apparent, from the impeccable welds to the professional powder-coating and CNC-machined pedals. It is powered by a 330-hp Subaru six-cylinder boxer engine mated to a heavy-duty, five-speed manual transmission. Loaded with options, the DualSport has comfortable Mastercraft seats with five-point harnesses. A roof rack holds the spare tire alongside the off-road light bar; a Nakamichi stereo guarantees that even while leaping across the dunes, passengers can hear their favorite tunes.
For anyone looking for an absolutely wild ride, this DualSport is the perfect buggy; ready to run on- or off-road, Bruce Meyers would dare you to find a place this Manx can’t go.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0520.