1959 Manx Style Volkswagen Dune Buggy

Price: US $5,100.00 Item location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Fiberglass
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 1652
  • VIN: AZ343804
  • Color: Dodge Viper Blue
  • Engine size: 1776 cc
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: AWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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19590000 Volkswagen Other

Offered for your consideration is this vintage VW Manx Style Dune Buggy. It sits on a 1959 pan and was constructed in 1980. As I decided to make it street legal, he state of Arizona reclassified its’ Vehicle Identification Number as a 2015 Special Construction vehicle.

I purchased it from a seller in Lake Havasu City, rizona who spends part of the year in Idaho. The vehicle was located in Idaho but moved to Arizona in 2013-2014. Suffice it to say the condition of the vehicle was misrepresented to me when I viewed the buggy in person. Long story…point being I want you the buyer to know I’m sharing everything about this vehicle with you UP FRONT! It ran for the short test drive I took but I’m sure the seller was crossing his fingers behind his back. I had to have one tire changed out while there due to huge cracks in the tire. The other front tire held until I got the vehicle back to Phoenix. At this point I decided to have all the tires checked immediately. I changed out one front with a “new” tire the seller had given to me and purchased two new tires to replace the rear tires. So the front tires are 5-7 years old but “new” so to speak. The rear tires are brand new.

At this point I could not get the vehicle to start by any method. I took it to the mechanic for him to go over from front to back, op to bottom. The mechanic told me how bad in shape the vehicle was from a mechanical standpoint. The previous owners did not know what they were doing and they put poor parts on and parts that did not fit correctly…a clusterf*#@ if there ever was one he said. In order to make it run and not be stranded somewhere and street legal the vehicle would need some work. Since I’m not a mechanic in any way I will list the repairs I had done on the vehicle for your satisfaction. In short the major systems including the brakes, lectrical and engine were REBUILT FROM GROUND UP to get the vehicle running and ready for its street legal inspection. It is now STREET LEGAL ACCORDING TO THE STATE OF ARIZONA. I have the inspection paperwork. I’m also going to offer upon request a conversation with my mechanic to satisfy your questions.

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She now runs great, eets AZ emissions, nd is street legal. Engine size is 1776cc. The paint color is Dodge Viper blue. Mileage unknown. Has FM stereo/cassette that works, peakers are in good shape, oll bar, ow bar, arpet, ack seat cushions, he gas gauge does not work because there is no float in the tank and nothing to hook it up to, t had mud flaps (Idaho required them) but they have been removed.

I’m offering it both locally and on Ebay so I reserve the right to end the auction early.