It is a well know fact that buggy is the best beach car. But buggy itself is a modest plastic wagon that probably does not meet high test standards and status of its owner. What to do in this case? This question was asked by an engineer from California (a place where demand for buggy is very high). His name was Bruce Meyers. He decided to create a luxury buggy, a kind of super car among this class of vehicles. This was the birth of Meyers Manx SR. The car, which made a real revolution on car industry, was produced from 1964 to 1971. During these years these cars embodied so-called Californian style, as they were simple, cheap, bright and easy-to-operate. Actually Meyers was not the first manufacturer of this type of cars, but after the release of his models buggy became really popular. Eventually American authorities had to make special federal laws that restricted the use of these cars on the public roads
According to the nature it was a classic California buggy on a tubular frame with power units from Mexican “bug”. It had a simple plastic body. The fastest versions were equipped with Chevrolet Corvair flat-six engine. Among the distinctive features of the car we should note a full-fledged car design and of course (if to compare with buggies of other manufacturers) rich finish. Interior of Manx includes sports seats and audio system. Models with side doors were also equipped with electric windows.
In 1968, the Meyers car was shown in the movie with Elvis Presley. The name of the movie was Thomas Crown Affair.
The car had a fantastic popularity. The manufacturer has produced around 6.000 copies (both fully assembled and a kit cars). In 2000 Bruce Meyers has released limited edition of buggy (only one hundred cars), which have immediately found their owners and became parts of car collections. Unlike many companies, Meyers Manx Inc. prospers until now and continues to produce new models.