• Jun 8, 2009
Malcolm Bricklin's 1970 Meyers Manx SR - Click above for high-res gallery

The Meyers Manx SR (for "Street Roadster") was the roadgoing version of Meyers' seminal, frog-eyed dune buggy. There were ten built at Meyers' factory in Fountain Valley, and the 1970-vintage example you see above was built for that other kit car icon, Malcolm Bricklin.

For sale right now on eBay, the Manx SR was described in an issue of Car & Driver :
No Practical man would have built such a device here in the cool, smooth seventies; no practical man would want to drive one everyday. But the fun-lovers, the zestful types with a touch of tiger-hunter in their souls, guys who might play the guitar and drink skull-popper and give more than passing attention to the wahine, no they're going to take it to their rascally hearts.
That is among the best descriptions for a car, for the entire decade -- and that decade's porn stars -- all at once. The 1.6-liter four-speeder is said to run perfectly, and bidding is up to $10,000 at the time of writing. We aren't sure, though, if the final price includes the Steppenwolf 8-track. Check it all out in the gallery of high-res photos below.



[Source: eBay]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Hanna Barbera's Wacky Races comes to mind....
      • 5 Years Ago
      i need this
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok, I'll be more than happy to trade my first year MINI Cooper S for this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lusted after these in high school... A beautiful, simple design, and like the original Manx dune buggy design, just really well-proportioned and visually exciting!

        Wish I could buy this one, but thanks for the pics at least! Gorgeous!

        _Dave_
      • 5 Years Ago
      SR are actually the initials of the designer, at the time recently graduated from Art Center and who went on to later head Toyota's CALTY studio & establish Prince Corporation's Industrial Design department (if you're in the automotive industry for more than 10 years, you know them). He is now the chairman of the Transportation Design department at Art Center... and his name is Stewart Reed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Beat me to it...worked with him on another project - the "Gearbox" that was seen at the NAIAS around a dozen years ago. Quite a designer, not a real practical one, but a heck of a designer.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks for that summazooma. I agree with BoxerFanatic, nice design for a very simple, direct car. I'll bet it would be fun to drive as well. My guess is it wouldn't weigh more that 1,500 lbs. Audi could use that as a starting point for their new light weight effort.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love slot mags. Hope they come back in style.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that is gnarly
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a nice design for a very simple, direct car. There is something appealing about minimalism.

      Put a Subie engine in there, and it could be really interesting. :D

      I like the newer Manxster design, as well... a bit of an update to that idiom.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that a wool shift boot?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a golf cart for the very rich yet insecure type
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those rims are way too big for a 1.6-liter engine.
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