1974 VW Dune Buggy Road Runner - Manx Style Classic Beetle Bug

Price: - Item location: Montgomery, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Beetle
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Black
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 24494
  • VIN: 1142782697
  • Color: Red / Gold Metal Flake
  • Engine size: 1776cc
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1974 Volkswagen Other Black

Amazing Rare Unmolested First Run "Road Runner with T-Bird Hood" AKA: t-bird, and Dune Runner. Dune Buggy Enterprises first bodies were Originally named "Road Runner" & "T-Bird”, but legal actions by (Chrysler and Warner Brothers) later models were renamed "Dune Runner”. This is the same company that made the "Wonder Bug" for the 1970's TV Series.

Original build completed in 1974, then rebuilt in 2013. I've been driving & restoring for 3 years, and is now completely Restored and street legal. Everything works i.e... Lights, brakes, wipers, etc. Weekly driver 120 mile round trip 4 months out of the year to Houston and Galveston. Garage Kept.

Restored in 2018 to its Original Scheme: Red/Gold Metal Flake Paint, and Red/Black custom Interior. I moved seats back 6" and added pull of steering system so someone 6' plus could drive it. I'm 6' 258lbs and fit fine now. Great stance with the 3" adjustable rear suspension. Looks like it came out of a time capsule, this is an original real deal old school buggy. Less than 25,000 original miles.

Previous owner provided car History and Specs it appears to be correct from what I found online before buying it. This buggy is great when you want to show off, and awesome at the beach with plenty of "get up and go" and a blast to drive. I pulled an 8' trailer during Christmas dressed like Santa for Caroling.

Unfortunately she must go, I purchased a 1929 Tudor for whole family and need the space. Admittedly, I'm not a VW guy, I can't tell you much about it outside of what I was told and what I have done. I made Mods without modifying original body, replaced with original style parts, paint and had Interior done in December. All work done by Local Professional Shops. . It was apprised to Insure at $21,347.13, and I'm not asking anywhere near that. I HAVE SET AN EXTREMELY LOW RESERVE, on a ride that looks better with more options then most I've seen.


I did my best to accurately describe the vehicle to the best of my abilities. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only. This vehicle is being sold "as is, where is". Thanks and good luck! I'm always open to offers, feel free to make them, but no matter what we agree to, it will only be sold through Ebay, so we have paper trail, records and are both protected.

I reserve the right to stop the auction early with a 24hr notice, since it is being sold locally, and has received multiple calls for showing!

ENGINE: 1600cc VW Dual Port Engine rebuilt to 1776 cc Rebuilt 2013

69 mm Stroke x 90.5 mm Bore

39 mm Intake & 32 mm Exhaust Valves

Cam : 110

Valve Lift: .430"

Cam Lift: .392"

Duration @ .050": 247

Lobe Center: 108

Carb:40 mm Carbs


The electrical system was been converted to 12V, including the Alternator

The Distributor / rotor was upgraded to 009

External oil cooler with filter added

½" Black Body trim molding replaced

MoMo F1 Racing Steering Wheel W/ Custom PPG Pearl Black Cherry Paint "not knock off”

Pro Racing Steering Wheel Quick Release Adapter & Custom Spun Spacer

Cipher AR-9 Revo Racing Seats - Red Leather w/ Black Carbon Fiber

SeaDek Marine grade carpeting

SeaQuestMarine Grade Red/Black Vinyl Interior

Custom Engine Pulley Cover

Custom 1 ½" Tube frame W/ ¼ Steel reinforced flooring

Custom 1 ½" Tube Steel Reinforced Side impact protection

Custom Steel side panels/Pods - Insulated for road noise and ding support

Stainless Steel Rear Bases for Lighted Flag pole - 24" Running lights -& Bimini Top

Modified Dual "Innovative" Marine Lighting & Stainless Steel Bases

Pyle Digital Marine Remote Control Stereo System: MP3 USB SD AUX Radio Weather band

Pyle 3-Way Marine Speaker Mixed Set - 400W & 280W in Heavy Duty ABS Removable Enclosure

Super Beetle Center Console

IAP Performance Headlight Eyebrow

7" Inch Red Angel Eye Halo LED Hid Xenon Headlights

Vintage 1940's L.E.P. Style Fender Bullet Lights SCT6

1938 Ford Mini Zephyr LED Tear Drop Tail Lights

Honda XR650L New Rage LED Carbon Fiber Rear Turn Signals

New Federal SS-657 215/70R15 98T

Custom Front & Rear 1 ½" Tower Shock Bumpers with rear turn sgnals

1973 Shelby Mustang Cal 500 Slot 15" 4-Lug "Original Rims”

Interior/Exterior Led Lighting & Customizable logo Holographic interior projection

New Front Brakes and lines

All engine shroud pieces have been High Heat Coated

ModifiedCarb with 36mm Venture to get 128cfm for max power on Single carb

D.O.T. Safety Glass Windshield

I have original roll bars, you can have with car, they just were too restrictive.

CONS: It has 2 minor scratches half the size of a dime to clear coat. And the Windshield wipers work, but could use new wiper arms and blades. I think it looks better without them, but did not want to change from original, but you could cap them and run without like I did using RainX.

Again, to sum it up: This is a "Turn Key" ride. The day you get it, you can go cruising! Not wait 6 months, or weeks to repair... I spent over $ 9,000.00 restoring !!! You get a lot of extras with this car unlike others listed for way more, I guarantee all the work and parts I done for 2 years !!! We use nothing but the best and do not cut corners.