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Playboy Registry

Playboy Manufacturing of San Mateo, CA made at least 2 styles of buggies - one a classic with step down sides on the drive side and another pick-up style similar to a Kellison pickup.

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Playboy Registry

This buggy has very strange sides that are extremely low next to the driver/passenger 's legs, then step up next to their bodies and then step up again where they flow into the rear fenders. The hood has a single ridge and the tail looks slightly rounded.

This buggy was the X-0030 X-File buggy until John Shepard confirmed the id.

 

X-0030

buggy
Body I just bought this buggy in Maine. Anyone ever seen one like it? Its very easy to slide in and out of...
Frame VW short pan
Owner Matt S in NH

 

5/20/01

Body playboy
Frame 62 vw
Engine 1600
Owner mike
Front Tires/Wheels 15x6 195x15
Rear Tires/Wheels 15x8 245x60
Transaxle swingaxel
Location st.louis mo

 

1969 playboy

buggy

 

4/17/19

Body 1968 slope driver side
Frame 1962
Engine 1970 1600 duel port
Status rebuilt this winter new paint.
Front Tires/Wheels 205/70/15
Rear Tires/Wheels 275/50/15
Transaxle swing arm
Location upstate n.y.
Story barn find

 

4/17/19

Body 1968 slope driver side
Frame 1962
Engine 1970 1600 duel port
Status rebuilt this winter new paint.
Owner mazzeo bro's transport
Front Tires/Wheels 205/70/15
Rear Tires/Wheels 275/50/15
Transaxle swing arm
Location lake luzerne n.y..
Story barn find

 

1968 playboy

Body 1968 classic step down driver side
Frame 1965 vw beetle
Engine Duel glass packs
Status Running registered and titled 1965 vw
Owner Rob loisel. Former owner Ted surrette
Front Tires/Wheels 205/60 r15
Rear Tires/Wheels 295/50 r15
Location MA. United states
Contact Rloisel@ h o t mail. Com
Story Buggy was purchase as a roller in NH in 90s. Then moved to Maine where it was redone. New pans old mystery vw motor added. 2017 car was overhauled new 1600 dual port out of the crate, new transmission duel carbs. Not sure what was done to inside of motor. Car was painted lava metallic orange. Owners back went out and car sat in barn/ garage for a couple years until sold to me in June 2021. Car was gone over by Andrew Pratt in Portland Maine for safety June 2021. Complete brake replacement including all lines and master cylinder, new bearing all around. New fuel tank and line bracket for steering dampener was moved so not to rub hole in tank again, electrical panel was changed from 6 circuit to 12 ciircuit pane and wiring was cleaned up but not completely redone. Planned updates include interior, roll bar and the great unknown

 

Playboy on 1955 Chassis

Body Sloped Drivers Side
Frame 1955
Engine 1600dp
Owner Jason Mayfield
Front Tires/Wheels 14" VW Bug Smoothies
Rear Tires/Wheels 15" VW Bug Deep Dish Smoothies
Location Everett, WA
Clubs Kahiko Kula

 

1966

Body Fiberglass driver side slope
Frame Shortened 1954 VW Swing Axle Bug pan.
Engine 1200cc S/P with a Big Bore kit. (1384cc) 1.25 ratio rockers, high rev valve springs with high volume oil pump with oil filter. Rebuilt stock heads with aluminum valve covers.
Status rebuild complete on the road and running great
Owner Bart Pearson
Front Tires/Wheels 205/75/15 Yokohama Empi 5 spoke. Disc Brakes
Rear Tires/Wheels 215/75/15 Yokohama Empi 5 spoke. Drum Brakes w/e-brake
Transaxle Stock VW
Location Oceano California
Story As kids my wife and I both had Dads that owned and rebuilt VW dune buggies. My wife decided to buy one for me on my 40th birthday. 6 months later it began a transforming ground up restoration.
Clubs Manx Club

Playboy Pickup Registry

This buggy resembles a Kellison Pickup.