Dune buggies popped up in the account several times this week. The open-bodied American car ability figure that took authority in the 1960s on beneath VW Beetle anatomy aggressive a VW electric abstraction vehicle, the ID. BUGGY.
News additionally alone from Silodrome that the best acclaimed dune buggy of all time, the custom Meyers Manx archetypal that amateur Steve McQueen helped to body and again collection in The Thomas Crown Affair is activity beneath the bang in an accessible Bonhams auction. Finally, Glickenhaus arise the Baja Boot, a street-legal desert-racing dune buggy aggressive by McQueen’s claimed Baja racer, Jalopnik reported.
Don’t calculation on the VW ID. BUGGY abstraction to anytime arise as a assembly vehicle. The fun ride’s purpose is to appearance off the adaptability and versatility of the brand’s modular electric drive cast (MEB) platform. Electric agent platforms, with the batteries and electric motor beneath the floor, accredit manufacturers to attach a advanced ambit of high agent bodies to the base. To body out a abounding band of cars, SUVs, and alike trucks, the architect can alter the belvedere breadth and, beneath generally the width. For added power, abode added batteries beneath the floor. The all-embracing abstraction is agnate to the Meyers Manx dune buggy kit cars. In the photos above, the red dune buggy is a Meyers Manx.
The VW Group ahead appear it would advance added than $50 billion in electric vehicles, with added than 70 new models in assembly by 2028. The aboriginal agent slated to barrage with the MEB belvedere is the ID.3 auto for the European bazaar this fall. A bunched SUV based on the ID. CROZZ will acceptable be the aboriginal VW EV on bargain in the U.S., currently accepted in backward 2020. The ID. BUZZ, a avant-garde microbus, is on the agenda for 2022. The Volkswagen columnist absolution teases approaching possibilities for the ID. BUGGY, but the best adventitious of that accident is if VW licenses the technology to a custom coachbuilder. For added on the ID. BUGGY see Digital Trends impressions during a aboriginal ride on the beach.
Early in 2020, the custom Meyers Manx dune buggy apprenticed by Steve McQueen in the blur The Thomas Crown Affair will be presented for auction. The aboriginal VW-based dune buggies were Meyers Manx kits congenital on VW Beetle platforms. Many owners were blessed with accepted Beetle drivetrains and beyond auto and tires. When buyers capital college achievement buggies, however, custom Meyers Manx models were congenital to specifications.
The amateur and the film’s admiral capital a fast dune buggy. McQueen, who abundantly did best of own his car and motorcycle active in films such as Bullitt and The Great Escape, was heavily complex in designing the dune buggy for The Thomas Crown Affair. According to a Bonham’s columnist release, the acclaimed dune buggy will be auctioned on March 5, 2020.
Steve McQueen’s history with fast dune buggies included a hardcore arid racer alleged the Hurst Baja Boot that the amateur raced in the 1969 Baja 1000 and added arduous races. In 2010 James Glickenhaus bought the Baja Boot. Glickenhaus’s company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, builds street-legal cars advised to attempt in specific arduous races.
Since aboriginal 2018 the Glickenhaus aggregation has been alive on a new adaptation of the Baja Boot, one that is both able of aggressive in the Baja 1000 and actuality apprenticed accurately on accessible roads. This anniversary Glickenhaus acquaint photos of the new agent on Twitter.
According to Jalopnik, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus arise the new Baja Boot during Monterey Car Week, with an estimated amount in the ambit of $250.000.
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