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Meyers Manx customised by Con-Ferr

Meyers Manx in The Thomas Crown Affair, Movie, 1968 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US

Meyers Manx customised by Con-Ferr

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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mozinor FR

2005-12-09 14:04

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antp BE

2005-12-09 14:16

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L'arrière semble très proche des VW Dune Buggy, mais l'avant et le profil ne collent pas.

mozinor FR

2005-12-09 20:06

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j'ai trouvé sur un forum des infos sur ce buggy


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Link to "www.meyersmanx.com"
I have written a couple of articles on the history of the TCA dune buggy driven by McQueen in the film. I suggest you find a copy of the APRIL 2005 issue of the new KIT CAR BUILDER MAGAZINE. Briefly, here are the facts:
1) The body was a modified Meyers Manx.
2) It was built at Conn-Ferr by Pete Condos and Eckley Turr.
3) It used a 140 hp Corvair engine.
4) It used Firestone racing tires from Granitelli's turbine car.
5) American Racing cast special extra-wide rear wheels.
6) The floorpan was a stock early VW.
7) The transaxle was a swing-axle with a flipped ring & pinion.
8) The engine adaptor was made by Ted Trevor.
9) The late Tony Nancy did the interior. Seats were from a Datsun Fairlady.
10) Two tonneau covers were made. The flat one with a luggage rack was used.
11) McQueen bought the buggy after filming, and sold it to a Manx dealer.
12) The dealer sold it to its current owner in Hawaii.
13) There was one matching replica built, with a 4 barrel carb. It went to Texas.
14) There was one extra body produced before the fiberglass shop burned to the ground. No others were made.
15) The body owned by Mr. Adkins is a nicely-done look-alike, but there are numerous differences from the original film buggy.
16) The side panels on the Adkins buggy are different.
17) The fiberglass nose and dashboard on the Adkins buggy are different.
18) The original film car used a flat aluminum plate for the dashboard.
If anyone has further questions, my email is: bartonlink@sbcglobal.net.

-- Last edit: 2005-12-10 21:17:03

ben68 BE

2005-12-09 20:14

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Excellent...

antp BE

2005-12-09 20:23

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Et on classe ça comment :??: En VW Dune Buggy comme les trois autres ?

mozinor FR

2005-12-09 21:05

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ben....ce " Meyers Manx." a l'air d'etre le carrossier-concepteur de ce buggy,
on peut peut etre le classer comme constructeur.
quand au moteur,"It used a 140 hp Corvair engine "

antp BE

2005-12-09 21:19

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Les Meyers Manx semble ressembler à ce qu'on a classé comme VW Dune Buggy en fait... :D On pourrait renommer les autres alors je suppose. VW a vendu des véhicules de ce type, ou bien c'est juste un moteur et une base VW qu'on appelle "VW Dune Buggy" par abus de langage ?

-- Last edit: 2005-12-09 21:20:38

jackymorel FR

2007-03-03 21:15

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Le Meyers Manx est le Buggy originel, créé en 1964 par le designer californien Bruce Meyers. Il s'agit d'une carrosserie originale en fibre de verre, boulonnée sur une plate forme de VW Coccinelle raccourcie. Entre 1964 et 1971, sa compagnie "Meyers Manx Co" a fabriqué et vendu environ 5 000 kits. Plusieurs d'entre eux sont apparus dans des films mais le plus célèbre est celui de l'Affaire Thomas Crown, propulsé non pas par le traditionnel 4 cylindres à plat de la VW mais par un 6 cylindres à plat de Chevrolet Corvair. La forme de ce Buggy a été copiée par des dizaines d'autres marques qui ont produit environ 250 000 copies plus ou moins fidèles.

Alessandro58 CH

2011-05-19 15:52

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Jonnie Comet US

2011-10-09 10:38

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And Steve McQueen drove it on the beach for the filming!

no-a RU

2019-03-12 00:06

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-- Last edit: 2019-03-12 14:31:15 (walter)

dsl SX

2019-08-14 21:04

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Due to be auctioned next year by Bonhams at Amelia Island.

tw2003 DE

2020-02-12 15:01

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It's said to be a Con-Ferr Myers Manx https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/119/?category=list Chassis 117358054

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