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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.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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