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IDTrait for the Arabian are pretty clear to pick out. This one of very few dune buggies that has all four fenders built the same way. They are a ClamShell type fender that is very much like the EmpiImp fender. You can see the tail shot how the fenders are pointed off the body like the front shot. The Hood is much like a VW bug in it's curvature. Very rounded hood similair to a SafraiTrail hood with the curve and the SingleRidge design. The tail is a very flat manx like box with a different twist. It is a removable box. The tail is set up for stock light height and full engine coverage. Amust have for an East coast built buggy. The Eastern laws were and are much stricter on body design and exposed parts than the West Coast laws. This is a very different style of buggy. It is also a OnePiece body style kit meaning the hood dash and tub are all one part. There is a second piece on this one that makes up the fierwall. Most one piece tops have some sort of firewall or tub lining part too. The rear seat area bottom, is much like a manx style design with both battery and utility storage areas. See the gallery pics below for more details. We only have one page of advertising still from a magazine. I am not aware of any story or other info that may have been with these pics. As always if you have something to add to this or any dune buggy page, email us and let us know.

Gallery of examples of the Arabian dune buggy...

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At first glance the two bodies appear to be the same. But take a closer look at the hood ridge and front plate mount area. The tail shot show a ridge on the prizm painted buggy body that is not on the example or the magazine article below. Fender lines are very similar but, the are also a little more curved on the latter example. Could there have been a company that copied the Arabian and modified it? Who knows if this is a later version or a copy.

Gallery of Ads for the Arabian dune buggy...

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Official DBA Arabian Gallery