Dune Buggy Driven by Steve McQueen in Thomas Crown Affair to be AuctionedPosted in News on August 23, 2019
The Meyers Manx dune buggy driven by actor Steve McQueen in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair is up for auction—and could be yours. We are talking about the same dune buggy that McQueen took Faye Dunaway for a ride in. The famous beach scene features McQueen driving at high speeds on the sand with Dunaway laughing and screaming all the way. You too could experience the same joys McQueen did when he hit the throttle in the Manx.
The Hollywood film brought the little-known Meyers Manx to the world, and they fell in love with it. Developed by Bruce Meyers, the Manx was the funmobile of California lifestyle with its open-air interior and off-road capability, a perfect vehicle for driving in the sun and feeling the sea breeze. Of course, if Steve McQueen —a lover of all things automobile and motorcycle—drove a Manx, it must be cool.
This Manx is unlike any other one, however. Motor legend Pete Condos of Con-Ferr built a completely customized version for the movie. The vehicle is set on a Volkswagen chassis with wide tires. It has a Corvair engine in the back. The body is fiberglass, which keeps it light. The vehicle pulls 230 hp and weighs 1,000 pounds. McQueen helped design the vehicle so he could drive it in the movie without a stunt double.
The Manx will be for sale at Bonham's annual Amelia Island, Florida, auction in March.