VANCLEE

 

     

VANCLEE Type Info
BUGGY
 
 
VW
Short
Basic
2+2 seats
Without any doubt, the Vanclee was one of the most beautiful looking buggies from its era.
The accentuated sporty lines of this vehicle were extra emphasized by a very slantingly placed windshield in a metal or fiberglass frame, side-skirts, and the rather unique doors in plexi glass.
Like most of the other traditional Buggies, these 2+2 seaters also were built on a shortened VW chassis. There were several versions deliverable with engines varying from the 1200cc Beetle up to a 1700cc originating from the VW 411.
HIGHWAY
 
 
VW
 
Sport
 
The Highway was clearly an evolution of the buggy to a sports car.
Itís pretty obvious that the Highway inherited the sporty lines from the Vanclee buggy, yet distinguished itself by the front-spoiler, the rectangular head lamps, and the very innovating roof with sunroof.  Access to the cockpit was obtained by lifting the complete roof in one piece (including windshield and side windows).
EMMET
 
1978-
CitroŽn
 
Basic
 
The Emmet, which looked more like a jeep rather then a buggy was built on a CitroŽn 2 PK frame. The Emmet was shown to the public for the first time in Brussels in January 1978.
The original design, which looked a lot like a CitroŽn Mehari, got several face-lifts as time passed and also changed names regular : initial Emmet, later Mungo and in the end EMU.
The doors could be removed, and the vehicle could be driven with open or closed boot, which varied the look from jeep to pick-up.
MUNGO
 
-1989
CitroŽn
 
Basic
 
 


VanClee started in the 60's as constructor of Flanders' most beautiful Buggies.
VanClee is a concatenation of the last names of it's founders :
Erik Vandewalle & Georges Cleerinx.


Vanclee Buggy PVBA
Kasteeldreef 67
8871 Egem
BelgiŽ

 



 

Updated : februari 13, 2005 - 04:58 CET