Thomas Crown 1968 35color+car+crop Steve McQueens Beach Buggy

The VW based Meyers Manx beach buggy is one of those project cars that most men have told themselves they’ll get around to building eventually. The Manx uses a standard VW Beetle chassis that’s been chopped and shortened 14 1/4 inches, you then drop on the new fibreglass body and connect all the wires, I’ve been told the whole process takes about 3 weekends for a dedicated builder and perhaps a little longer for you or I.

The finished product is one of the most fun motor cars on the face of the earth and a well-built example will sell for many times more than the cost of its parts. You can buy a brand new Meyers Manx kit here for $4,495 USD and picking up an old VW Beetle can cost anything from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.