Boston Corporate Coach™ is pleased to report that you could own the very same Meyers Manx dune buggy that Steve McQueen drove on the beach with Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair. That’s right. The dune buggy that made dune buggies a thing is set to go up for auction early next year.
Bonhams plans to sell the iconic vehicle as part of its Amelia Island, Florida auction next March, according to a press release. The Manx made one of the most memorable auto cameos in movie history in the legendary 1968 heist film in which McQueen can be seen driving one while taking Dunaway on an exhilarating, scream-filled ride along the Massachusetts coastline. The scene, in which the King of Cool did his own driving, would help popularize the vehicle in the U.S.
Built on a Volkswagen chassis, the open-air, all-terrain vehicle was the brainchild of SoCal native Bruce Meyers and debuted on the market during the mid-‘60s. As legend has it, it was McQueen’s idea to have the dune buggy appear in the Norman Jewison-directed film. As a Manx owner, he felt it would be the perfect ride for his character, though he wanted a few modifications first. The noted car and motorcycle aficionado enlisted the help of motor legend Pete Condos to outfit the vehicle with a Chevrolet Corvair engine that boosted its horsepower up to 230.
While we all can’t purchase this famous dune buggy, everyone can trust Boston Corporate Coach™, a worldwide leader in ground transportation. Although Boston Coach doesn’t have any dune buggies, we do have an amazing fleet of vehicles to for both business and pleasure. Just call us at +1-800-664-4480 to make your reservations or visit https://bostoncorporatecoach.com/reservations/. You can also download the Boston Corporate Coach app on Apple or GooglePlay.