1970 VW Dune Buggy Glo Bug (69 Dune Buggy)
Last updated Jan 13, 2012
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
None left on car
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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