Dune Buggies, Dunebuggies, Manx SR | Sun, 30 Mar 2014 Posted by : John
A surprising thing happened, a VW based kit car made the new and much touted National Register of Historic Vehicles. The National Register of Historic Vehicles is a newly formed organization that honors a vehicle for being important in 4 categories: association with historic American events, association with historic American figures, importance in design or construction value, finally important informational value. The first car to receive this honor was The Simeone Museum’s Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, a few weeks later the remaining 2014 inductees were named and Bruce Meyers and his original Mono-coque Manx was the second car named following the Daytona Coupe. This award is sponsored by the Historic Vehicle Association and the US Department of the Interior. The official story can be found here. https://www.historicvehicle.org/News/Articles/All-Articles/2014/03/13/5-Things-Every-Manx-Owner-Should-Know
(Manxs and Manx inspired Dune Buggies at Carlisle 2012)
If you are into the Manx SR there is currently two of them on ebay. The firs one is a “1969” Project car that will need a bit of work to make it road worthy. They have it listed for a $3500 BIN price. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575009554&toolid=10001&campid=5337106048&customid=&icep_item=290939337113&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
The second is a “1970” in running and driving condition with a $9000 BIN or you can make an offer. Its appears to be in good shape and ready to roll. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575009554&toolid=10001&campid=5337106048&customid=&icep_item=290939161091&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
Manx SR | Wed, 04 Feb 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
I was just talking to Rick from the (Inter)National Sterling Owners Association after hearing that he’d bought Ahmad’s old widened Sterling project, and I discovered that I had an old email from him that I’d missed with some pictures of the Manx SR that he’s recently finished restoring. Better late than never! It’s got a perfect custom metalflake paintjob as well as an 1835 Gene Berg built motor and a fabbed exhaust system using old-school Harley flare tips for sidepipes.
I swear this blog exists solely for the purpose of making me jealous of almost everyone who emails me. The Manx SR is one of my favorite buggy-type cars, if not my favorite.
For Sale, Manx SR | Mon, 07 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Kim’s got an absolutely beautiful Meyers Manx SR2 by Karma Motors up for sale in Orange County, California. For 33 years this car sat, in part form in a garage. That said, it came basically factory assembled, complete other than needing the windshield bolted on and the chassis constructed. It sits on a 1971 VW with its original 1600cc engine completely rebuilt (cam, heads, dual port manifold, aluminum rocker covers, tuned exhaust, degreed pulley, bosch 009 distributor, an oil filter system, and more). The brakes and clutch are new, and it’s got turbo mags, gas shock operated doors, outside rear view mirrors, top and side windows with all hardware, a roll bar with interior light, factory Karma bucket seats with original upholstery, a front spoiler, coil over shocks, carpet, heater defroster system, and new tires.
And here’s the best part — it’s got 21 miles on it. That’s it.
This is the closest thing you’ll ever find to a Manx SR2 new off the dealership, if such a thing existed. Kim is asking only $12,000 and you can write them at email@example.com.