Manx Resorter Clone for sale. A couple of options Price: 2250 & up
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I am selling a project buggy, and there are two options that will be available, depending on what you want/need.
This is a low side, full chassis fiberglass buggy, a near clone of the Manx Resorter/Turista. I have it available as just the body, the body and rough chassis w/locked up engine, or the body with a fully restored and in mint condition full length 1967 chassis. Prices are included below.
1) The body: This full length body resembles the Manx Resorter, but is different in the following ways:
a. The body goes all the way to the rear of the tunnel.
b. The body has a traditional style Manx rear end.
c. The body has a different back seat area.
d. The dash is a standard Manx type dash.
It is a fairly thick body, as you can see in the photos, and doesnít have as many holes drilled in it as a lot of them Iíve seen for sale. Itís definitely one of the more sturdy bodies Iíve come across. It appears to have originally been a Fuschia Metalflake gelcoat, but has since been painted with primer, and at least one coat of AwlKote marine paint. I do not know if the gel coat underneath is salvageable or not. There are no cracks or damage that I can find, from on top or the underside.
2) The older (1959), rough chassis with dual port motor: This made in November of 1959 Chassis is poor condition overall, with rusted out floors, and the framehead isnít the best either (see photos). The motor is locked up tight, but I havenít tried to turn it more than with my hand. Iím positive itís full of mud daubers, as the body was covered in them originally when I got it. It does have an old swing-axle transmission, and includes the pictured wheels and bad tires. Pretty much what you see is what you get. There is NO title with this chassis, but a bill of sale will be provided.
3) The 1967 chassis is in mint condition. The chassis was entirely stripped of all parts and sand blasted. New Wolfsburg West pans were installed, and professionally welded in, and then seam sealed. The entire chassis, front beam, and axle tubes were coated in primer, then chassis black, and then bedliner type material, top and bottom.
Pretty much everything on this chassis is either new, or has been refurbished. All new tie rods, steering dampener, ball joints, brake pads, brake hardware, master cylinder, reservoir, stainless steel brake lines, shocks, bump stops, transmission mounts, brake fittings, Bowden tube, accelerator and clutch cables, etcÖ The brake drums were inspected, blasted, and turned, then painted with the chassis black. The transmission was from a very well running vehicle, but was cleaned and inspected, and painted silver that you see. New gear oil was installed, and it was checked through all gears. New axle boots, cross shaft, and throw-out bearing were all installed.
New carpeting covers the entire chassis, but could easily be removed. The seats are from a Pontiac Fiero, and have new Clarkís covers installed, along with new speakers installed in the headrests. They recline and are adjustable front to back.
The wheels are stock 15Ē Beetle 5 lug wheels that have been painted. The tires are considered to be rollers only, and would not be safe on the road. They do hold air for a couple of weeks, but I would not even flat tow it with these tires.
This chassis does have a CLEAR, numbers matching title that is included with it.
I am willing to sell the body, hood, and windshield, without either chassis, for $2250. Thatís a bit more than most sell for, but having a full length chassis buggy with low sides is not easy to find, especially this thick.
I will sell the buggy body, hood, windshield along with the crappy chassis for $2650. You could easily part out the old chassis for that much, if you have an inclination to do so, or restore it if you feel itís worth it.
I will sell the buggy body, hood, windshield, and mint chassis for $4800.
I can help deliver within a 500 mile range, but itís got to be according to my schedule, and it will be $1.15 per loaded mile for me to do so, paid in advance via PayPal gift.
I already have a very good friend interested and willing to purchase the mint chassis if I sell the body without it, so itís spoken for if it does not sell with the body.