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By Amanda R 2207 Date 2010-05-31 03:21
About 8-10 years ago, my dad took the engine of an old VW and built a dune buggy. He sold it a few years later in the Sacramento, California area. He has since passed away from cancer and I am trying to find the car. I would love to purchase it back from the existing owner and have it as a memory of my dad.

The dune bug was a silverish/blue with glitter. It had two black bucket seats in the front, a black bench seat in the back, and a black roll bar. I would really appreciate any help. If anyone has seen the car, I would appreciate knowing it was still in California to help narrow my search.

Thanks in advance for your help.

By glassbuggy Date 2010-05-31 17:16
We would like to help. See if you can post some pics for us.
By GreenManx Date 2010-06-01 01:58
barts right post some pictures sorry for your loss you can also post on www.theSamba .com
Meyer's Manx
By Brad H 1498 Date 2010-06-01 13:49
I'd also recommend posting on the SAMBA.  It has a HUGE base of people and you would get more exposure. It also seems to be populated by a lot of people from CA and the western Stated. Sorry for your loss and best of luck with your search, I hope you can find it.

By Amanda R 2207 Date 2010-07-22 16:27
I finally tracked down a picture.  Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look into this.

By Amanda R 2207 Date 2010-08-02 19:05
Just wanted to thank everyone who has looked at this post!

I found the license plate number, it is 4SMR530.  Hopefully that will help with the search!
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-08-10 21:33
Amanda, would the DMV be able to do a search based on the old plate number? Its a long shot, but you never know without asking.

By Amanda R 2207 Date 2010-08-11 15:52

We did a search and were able to contact the last known owner.  However, they say they have never owned a dune buggy or a VW, which could possibly mean something was entered in wrong through DMV....

By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-08-12 18:15
Argh. I knew it was a long shot. Have you tried. To find the second to last owner to see if you can pick up the trail from there?

By Amanda R 2207 Date 2010-08-12 21:19
That is the next step on my list, but I am still holding out hope that someone on this website will come across my posting and know something about the whereabouts of this dunebuggy!

Thanks for your advice.
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2010-08-13 00:25
You never know, Amanda.
Stranger things have happened! :-)

By Amanda R 2207 Date 2010-09-20 23:11
Hi everyone,

We are still on the hunt for our dune buggy.  The 2nd to last owner also claims to not know anything about the vehicle.

Thanks for your help!
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