You Can Own Steve McQueen’s ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ Dune Buggy

Aug 15, 2019

Category: Rides

Before it was catapulted into popularity by Steve McQueen in 1968, the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy was an obscure vehicle that sat well outside of culture’s collective consciousness. It wasn’t until its appearance alongside the star in the iconic Hollywood movie, The Thomas Crown Affair, that the vehicle became synonymous with the image that McQueen and his costar, Faye Dunaway, exuded. Now, that same legendary platform is being listed for sale at Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction in 2020.

Thanks to its use in the film, the Meyers Manx garnered the title of the world’s first true dune buggy; and, in typical McQueen fashion, it was even put under the knife by the prolific movie star to ensure that it was prepared for its role. With the help of motor legend Pete Condos, McQueen designed the vehicle’s lightweight, fiberglass body to pair seamlessly with a Volkswagen chassis, Chevrolet Corvair engine, and durable mag wheels. It would produce around 230 horsepower, which was more than enough to taxi both he and Dunaway in one of the film’s most iconic scenes. Now, you’ll be able to own the same example that the actor designed and drove in The Thomas Crown Affair. Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding the listing as we approach Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction in March of 2020.

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