Tiens, op het Manx-forum staat een andere versie over de huidige plaats van de McQueen Manx :
The Steve McQueen Thomas Crown Affair Dune Buggy
I have written a couple of articles on the history of the TCA dune buggy driven by McQueen in the film.
I suggest you find a copy of the APRIL 2005 issue of the new KIT CAR BUILDER MAGAZINE. Briefly, here are the facts :
01- The body was a modified Meyers Manx.
02- It was built at Conn-Ferr by Pete Condos and Eckley Turr.
03- It used a 140 hp Corvair engine.
04- It used Firestone racing tires from Granitelli's turbine car.
05- American Racing cast special extra-wide rear wheels.
06- The floorpan was a stock early VW.
07- The transaxle was a swing-axle with a flipped ring & pinion.
08- The engine adaptor was made by Ted Trevor.
09- The late Tony Nancy did the interior. Seats were from a Datsun Fairlady.
10- Two tonneau covers were made. The flat one with a luggage rack was used.
11- McQueen bought the buggy after filming, and sold it to a Manx dealer.
12- The dealer sold it to its current owner in Hawaii.
13- There was one matching replica built, with a 4 barrel carb. It went to Texas.
14- There was one extra body produced before the fiberglass shop burned to the ground. No others were made.
15- The body owned by Mr. Adkins is a nicely-done look-alike, but there are numerous differences from the original film buggy.
16- The side panels on the Adkins buggy are different.
17- The fiberglass nose and dashboard on the Adkins buggy are different.
18- The original film car used a flat aluminum plate for the dashboard.
If anyone has further questions, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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