AMT’s Meyers Manx Dune Buggy
AMT’s newly reissued Meyers Manx Dune Buggy holds a special place in my heart. As many of you may know, I am a huge VW fan, ex-VW mechanic, and an overall VW nut. Even today I still get calls to help friends fix their VW. I had pushed for the re-release of the Meyers Manx for many years, and finally my persistence has paid off! John Grezula over at Round2 was very patient and understanding with all of my emails, calls, and downright begging to get this kit done. I got them in touch with Bruce and Winnie Meyers for their okay with the project, and then all systems were go. Now, two years later, after a lot of work by John and the gang over at Round2, I have my holy grail. The funny thing is, with all the VWs that I have had in kit form, I never had one of the original AMT Meyers Manx kits. They were just too expensive and out of my reach back then. Now, with this new reissue, I’ve ordered a case already, and hope to get one more soon. Now, on to the kit! The Manx kit is molded in white plastic, but in every case/carton the dealer gets there is a special red metallic version included that is indistinguishable from any other Manx kit. There are no markings on the box to tell you that it’s one of the special red metallic ones. If you buy the kit, you just have to hope you are one of the lucky few who gets a red metallic one! Also included in every kit is a neat cardboard diorama to display your Manx. Watch for a more detailed buildup and a complete rundown of what’s available out there to build the ultimate Meyers Manx!
The purple metallic special edition version, available only at the Auto World store: