BaT Auction: Meyers Manx
This Meyers Manx is one of approximately 6,000 examples from the Meyers production run and is powered by an injected 2,331cc flat-four that features CB Performance heads, an Engle camshaft, forged pistons, and much more as detailed below. The car is built on a 1968 Volkswagen chassis and finished in Guards Red over a grey interior. Other features include Gene Berg 4-speed manual transaxle, roll hoops, MegaSquirt engine management, and KYB shocks. Recent service from Doug’s Buggs and Bunnys of Mesa, Arizona included a fuel injection adjustment, fuel pump service, and an oil change. Acquired by the selling dealer about a month ago, this Manx is titled in Arizona as a 2014 Special Construction and is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Bruce Meyers.
The fiberglass body is finished in Guards Red, and the seller claims the paint is about 15 years old. The car is built on a modified 1968 Volkswagen Beetle chassis that the seller claims has been reinforced across the bottom and along the sides. The roll hoops are tied into an internal bracing system that extends to the windshield.
Polished aluminum 15″ wide-5 wheels wear 185/60 Goodyear Eagle LS tires up front and 275/60 Goodyear Eagle GT II tires out back. 2.5″ drop spindles have been added up front along with an adjustable beam. KYB shocks are mounted at all four corners, and the brakes were recently adjusted.
The grey interior features two cloth bucket seats, which are bolted to the subframe, as are the harnesses. A recent service saw the steering tightened and adjusted.
The digital odometer shows just under 3,200 miles and is not accurate. A Sony stereo is connected to speakers located under the dash. The seller notes that the tachometer is currently not functioning.
The 2,331cc flat-four features a custom case, Engle FK43 camshaft, chromoly crankshaft, H-beam rods, forged pistons with 8.8:1 compression, CB Performance 044 wedge port heads, custom port-match fuel injection manifolds, and Pauter roller rockers. Shifting is through a Gene Berg 4-speed manual transaxle with a billet flywheel. A distributor-less ignition system with LS1 coils is fitted, as is a full flow oil system featuring a three quart oil sump. The custom fuel injection system features MegaSquirt engine management that can be adjusted via a laptop. Recent service from Doug’s Buggs and Bunnys of Mesa, Arizona included a fuel injection system adjustment, fuel pump service, and oil change.
Photos of the undercarriage show the KYB shocks, rear sway bar, drum brakes, and the pans. Additional photos of the undercarriage are provided in the gallery below.
This Meyers Manx comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, indicating that the car is an early production example. Service receipts dated 2014 from Competition Engineering in Tempe, Arizona are included in the gallery.
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