Auction Block: 1969 HAZ Dune Buggy

All Photos: Tom Gidden ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Cruise through your own endless summer with this 1969 HAZ Dune Buggy. Enveloping the free-sprit of the 1960s California beach scene, the Dune Buggy, a brainchild of Bruce Meyers, worked to transport Vitamin D-addicted youths around happening beach towns and communities in style. Now, RM Sotheby’s is offering the opportunity to bid on this Buggy next month and will soon be in the hands of one lucky collector.

The idea for the buggy came from a shortened Volkswagen Beetle chassis and was soon realized as a formidable off-road rider after a record-breaking victory in a Baja Desert race and the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Elvis Presley drove one in his movie Love A Little, and the Steve McQueen rocked out in one when he set out across the dunes with Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair. Under the hood, this buggy still packs a punch with VW OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine putting out 1,500CC. It features a four-speed manual transmission, from torsion bar suspension and trailing arm rear suspension. This buggy, in particular, was one of the first HAZ Buggies built and remains in mint condition with the original wooden steering wheel, black vinyl seats, and fiberglass tub finished with the original bright red paintwork. [Purchase]

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