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The Dune Buggy Handbook: The A-Z of VW-based Buggies since 1964 - New Edition

The Dune Buggy Handbook: The A-Z of VW-based Buggies since 1964 - New Edition

By James Hale
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Paperback • 25x20.7cm • 208 pages • 671 colour and b&w pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787111-34-9

£ 32.50 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• At last! The complete A-Z guide to American & British Volkswagen-based Dune/Beach Buggies for all VW enthusiasts
• Over 100 individual makes of Buggy described and pictured
• Each entry gives model description, technical specification, identification tips & historical information
• Many previously unpublished photographs
• Written by a leading authority on Buggies, who also gives an introduction to the Buggy cult
• Contains advertising & promotional material never seen before
• Features a unique section of celebrities with their buggies
• Universally accepted as the ‘bible’ for all buggy owners
• Includes an introduction by Bruce Meyers – the buggy founding father
• Fully updated and revised since the original edition


The long awaited updated and revised ‘Bible’ for all buggy enthusiasts, written by the world’s leading expert on dune buggies. Containing an A-Z of the best-known American and British buggy marques, plus stunning photography, production dates, identification tips and a brief history of each model, this is a must-have book for all true buggistas.


The book introduces the reader to the whole cult of the dune buggy, from its earliest beginnings as a crude off-road vehicle in the 1920s, to the explosion of glassfibre-bodied and VW-based fun cars that became the cult transport of teenagers everywhere in the 1960s and 1970s. With histories, production details, dates and identification tips for over 70 US and UK buggies, the book will help identify the many marques that have been produced over the years. Using period photographs and archive material, combined with amazing contemporary photography, the book is a visual feast, and also contains sections on buggies and celebrities for those that want to spot pop stars, TV hosts and racing drivers posing with period vehicles.

Additional Information

Period covered:
1920 - present

Models covered:
Albar ‘S’ & ‘ES’
Baja GT & Sahara
Barris ‘T’
Berry Mini-T
Boss Bug
Bounty Hunter
Bugle & Bugle2
Deserter Series 1, GS & GT
Dune Runner
EMPI Sportster
FF Buggy
Fiberfab Clodhopper & Vagabond
Fiber Jet Cobra & Sandhopper
Fiber Jet Enos & Indy ‘500’
Fiber Jet Rough Terrain
Fiber-Tech Manx
Fun Hugger
GP Beach Buggy (Mk 1)
GP Beach Buggy (Mk II)
GP Super Buggy
GP LDV (Light Delivery Van)
GP Ranchero
GT Buggy
Humbug/Beaujangle Can-Am
Hustler GT
Jackson’s Kustom Buggy
JAS Buggy
Kellison Sandpiper
Kyote (Manta-Ray Kyote & Kyote 1) (US)
Kyote II (US)
Kyote II (UK)
Limited Edition Californian
Manta Ray Mk1-III)
Meyers Manx (Monocoque)
Meyers Manx (VW Floorpan)
Meyers Manx UK
Meyers SR
Meyers Manxter 2+2
Meyers Tow’d
Renegade (US)
Renegade (UK)
Renegade ‘T’
Scorpion LT
Surf Buggy
Volksrod Mk 1
Volksrod Mk II-IV
Volksrod Mk V-VIII

Models not covered:
There were literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different buggy marques produced during the boom years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Many were poor copies of other better-known marques, and it is impossible to document them all, especially since there is little – if any – information available on the lesser known marques.


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