Steve McQueen And His Meyers Manx Dune Buggy From The Thomas Crown Affair Movie

by Wes Kibble on September 12, 2011



Let’s just admit it. Steve McQueen is a guys guy. There is very few men in his caliber of coolness. He had the beautiful women. Hell, I am not to proud to admit that he was a damn good looking guy. He could race anything with two or four wheels. He had it all! Check out the video below of McQueen and Faye Dunaway blasting through the sand dunes in the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair”. As Steve McQueen states in the video, “Crown lives at the beach, and he has a sand Dune Buggy. I helped them design it, so I’m kind of proud of that. What it is, it’s set on a Volkswagen chassis, with great old wide weenies – big wide tires on it with mag wheels. Corvair engine stuffed in the back, and a semi reclining position, somewhat like my formula 1 car. It’s very light, you know, I think we are around about 230 horses, and the vehicle weighs about 1000 pounds.” Via…
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Jonathan November 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

That buggy is soo cool, I got my hands on a Corvair engine recently that I am rebuilding to change its direction of rotation and squeeze a few extra hp =)
It will be going into one of my buggies when done but I doubt it will be anywhere near as cool as the QueenManx.

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LarryC July 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

Anyone know the whereabouts of the Original Manx from The Thomas Crown Affair?

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