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Manteca, California
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Jan 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm
It is very much fun to drive. Having driven it all my adult life it fits me like a glove and always seems to know what I want to do and where I want to go. Have promised it to my oldest grandson who just turned 4 yrs old so I get to drive it for a few more years.
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Jan 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm
This thing looks like it'd be a blast to drive!

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1970 VW Dune Buggy Glo Bug (69 Dune Buggy)

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Photo of a 1970 VW Dune Buggy Glo Bug (69 Dune Buggy)


I started building this car in 1969 and finished and licensed it in 1970. Initially did a lot of hill climing around Bakersfield CA bluffs area and also dune climbing south of Pismo Beach. After a lot of repairs I finally decided to keep it on the street for the past 39 years. Interior redone in 2006 by Benny's Trim Shop in Bakersfield and also repainted from fushia and gold metal flake to black with realistic flames by Steve Mason of Bakersfield CA that same year. Body is a Glo Bug made by Glover Boats of Bakersfield CA and this car is one or only one or two left in existence.


1914cc with dual carbs, approx 100 hp, stock 4-speed

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Car was hand built from wrecked '69 VW that had gone under a semi trailer on Hwy 99 near Shafter CA. Chasis shortened 15" immediately behind front seats and 1" steel pipe welded around the perimeter of chasis to strengthen. Swapped 1500cc engine to 1914cc, hand made bucket T style top with side curtains, roll bar, deep chrome rims with large BF Goodrich radials.

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