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1969 Volkswagen Meyers Tow d - $14,995

$14,995
Business Seller - Gateway Classic Cars
OFallon , IL

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Ad Number182770550
ConditionUsed
Mileage20

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This very cool, very unique and very rare 1969 Meyers Towâ??d is available at Gateway Classic Cars in our Detroit Showroom. The Meyers Manx was the brain child of famed engineer, artist, boat builder and surfer Bruce Meyer. In short, Bruce created a one of a kind car that would set off road records, win races and become one of the most iconic car crazes in pop culture by creating the Dune Buggy. The Manx had won 39 out of 41 slalom races and won its class in the Pikeâ??s Peak Hill Climb. It handled better than any other off-road vehicle and was much more fun to drive due to its light weight and supple suspension â?" as Car and Driver stated back in the â??60â??s. Ah, but that wasnâ??t enough for Mr. Meyer - he wanted more, much more. Thus the creation of the Meyer Towâ??d. Aptly named as it was supposed to be towed to and from the dunes or off road site having no hood or fenders it was never intended to be for road use clearly stated by the tow arm sticking out of the nose for easy hitching. The body was smaller and lighter than the Manx and was built on a custom tube frame instead of the shortened Beetle frame as the Manx. The Towâ??d was the thrill seekers off road dream vehicle. Where its V8 competitors got bogged down pushing their way out of the sand the Towâ??d danced right across it. But due to its non street use, heavy copying by competitors and tragic crash Bruce sustained in a Towâ??d severing his foot at the ankle, the Towâ??d ended production at under 1000 made. Shimmering in red/orange with totally rad green, green, blue, grey flames singing over a black nose make you feel like itâ??s more surfboard than off road vehicle. Ready for all your off road pleasures. Built as 145th in production, February 1969 with a real fiberglass shell where some early models were supplied in a very brittle plastic shell. This 1969 Meyers Towâ??d has only 20 miles since rebuild and as many have been rebuilt, customized and replaces this does feature a period correct Candy Blue 1973-74 VW 1700cc duel port engine to help you dance across those dunes. 4 speed manual with Hurst straight shaft shifter and wood handle are pure old school but when youâ??re strapped down with harness safety belts and you hit the accelerator to spin those super wide off road tires youâ??ll feel like a kid in school. Pure unadulterated fun is the only feeling that will exist. For the price of a well equipped jet-ski or snow mobile you can own a piece of history and have fun in the snow, sand or dirt year round. Iâ??d bet its lot cheaper than therapy too â?" and way more effective. To see more of this 1969 Meyers Towâ??d including HD pictures and HD video please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our prized Detroit Showroom. Or for more information please call 313-982-3100 or email Detroit@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1237 Central Park Drive OFallon , IL 62269

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