Amazing Rare Unmolested First Run “Road Runner with T-Bird Hood” AKA: t-bird, and Dune Runner. Dune Buggy Enterprises first bodies were Originally named “Road Runner” & “T-Bird”, but legal actions by (Chrysler and Warner Brothers) later models were renamed “Dune Runner”. This is the same company that made the “Wonder Bug” for the 1970’s TV Series.
Original build completed in 1974, then rebuilt in 2013. I’ve been driving & restoring for 3 years, and is now completely Restored and street legal. Everything works i.e... Lights, brakes, wipers, etc. Weekly driver 120 mile round trip 4 months out of the year to Houston and Galveston. Garage Kept.
Restored in 2018 to its Original Scheme: Red/Gold Metal Flake Paint, and Red/Black custom Interior. I moved seats back 6” and added pull of steering system so someone 6’ plus could drive it. I’m 6’ 258lbs and fit fine now. Great stance with the 3” adjustable rear suspension. Looks like it came out of a time capsule, this is an original real deal old school buggy. Less than 25,000 original miles.
Previous owner provided car History and Specs it appears to be correct from what I found online before buying it. This buggy is great when you want to show off, and awesome at the beach with plenty of “get up and go” and a blast to drive. I pulled an 8’ trailer during Christmas dressed like Santa for Caroling.
Unfortunately she must go, I purchased a 1929 Tudor for whole family and need the space. Admittedly, I’m not a VW guy, I can’t tell you much about it outside of what I was told and what I have done. I made Mods without modifying original body, replaced with original style parts, paint and had Interior done in December. All work done by Local Professional Shops. . It was apprised to Insure at $21,347.13, and I’m not asking anywhere near that. I HAVE SET AN EXTREMELY LOW RESERVE, on a ride that looks better with more options then most I've seen.
PLEASE ASK WHATEVER YOU NEED TO ASK BEFORE BIDDING. AUCTIONS ARE NOT A GAME AND ARE NOT CHEAP. I WILL WORK WITH ANYONE WHO IS HONEST UP FRONT! INTERNATIONAL AND OVERSEAS BUYERS ARE WELCOME. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS
I did my best to accurately describe the vehicle to the best of my abilities. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only. This vehicle is being sold as is, where is. Thanks and good luck! I'm always open to offers, feel free to make them, but no matter what we agree to, it will only be sold through Ebay, so we have paper trail, records and are both protected.
I reserve the right to stop the auction early with a 24hr notice, since it is being sold locally, and has received multiple calls for showing!
ENGINE: 1600cc VW Dual Port Engine rebuilt to 1776 cc Rebuilt 2013
69 mm Stroke x 90.5 mm Bore
39 mm Intake & 32 mm Exhaust Valves
Cam : 110
Valve Lift: .430
Cam Lift: .392
Duration @ .050: 247
Lobe Center: 108
Carb: 40 mm Carbs
( UPGRADES )
The electrical system was been converted to 12V, including the Alternator
The Distributor / rotor was upgraded to 009
External oil cooler with filter added
½” Black Body trim molding replaced
MoMo F1 Racing Steering Wheel W/ Custom PPG Pearl Black Cherry Paint “not knock off”
Pro Racing Steering Wheel Quick Release Adapter & Custom Spun Spacer
Cipher AR-9 Revo Racing Seats - Red Leather w/ Black Carbon Fiber
SeaDek Marine grade carpeting
SeaQuest Marine Grade Red/Black Vinyl Interior
Custom Engine Pulley Cover
Custom 1 ½” Tube frame W/ ¼ Steel reinforced flooring
Custom 1 ½” Tube Steel Reinforced Side impact protection
Custom Steel side panels/Pods – Insulated for road noise and ding support
Stainless Steel Rear Bases for Lighted Flag pole – 24” Running lights - & Top
Modified Dual “Innovative Marine Lighting & Stainless Steel Bases
Pyle Digital Marine Remote Control Stereo System: MP3 USB SD AUX Radio Weather band
Pyle 3-Way Marine Speaker Mixed Set - 400W & 280W in Heavy Duty ABS Removable Enclosure
Super Beetle Center Console
IAP Performance Headlight Eyebrow
7” Inch Red Angel Eye Halo LED Hid Xenon Headlights
Vintage 1940’s L.E.P. Style Fender Bullet Lights SCT6
1938 Ford Mini Zephyr LED Tear Drop Tail Lights
Honda XR650L New Rage LED Carbon Fiber Rear Turn Signals
New Federal SS-657 215/70R15 98T
Custom Front & Rear 1 ½” Tower Shock Bumpers with rear turn sgnals
1973 Shelby Mustang Cal 500 Slot 15 4-Lug “Original Rims”
Interior/Exterior Led Lighting & Customizable logo Holographic interior projection
New Front Brakes and lines
All engine shroud pieces have been High Heat Coated
Modified Carb Venture to get 128cfm for max power on Single carb
D.O.T. Safety Glass Windshield
CONS: It has 2 minor scratches half the size of a dime to clear coat. And the Windshield wipers work, but could use new wiper arms and blades. I think it looks better without them, but did not want to change from original, but you could cap them and run without like I did using RainX.
Again, to sum it up: This is a “Turn Key” ride. The day you get it, you can go cruising! Not wait 6 months, or weeks to repair… I spent over $ 9,000.00 restoring !!! You get a lot of extras with this car unlike others listed on Here for way more!
Answer to your Questions:
Here are some answers to your many questions, if I did not address your please let me know and I will. I appreciate all of the comments and interest.
I added a photo of the interior projection and led lights. They are the same as under carriage.
Yes the poles with the flags light up, they are tied into running lights so people have to notice you.
The speakers are mobile and be removed and set on hood or back of car, they are on 10ft of line so you can really hear your tunes at 280W on the beach, then just put them back in.
The back seat has seat belts, my 4yr & 8yr old ride with me.
Both seats are recline and are adjustable
Led lighting Blinks, and does Random patterns, not just solid light
You can order your own Custom projection image or change it, they are inexpensive
No alarm, Has pull off Steering Wheel I keep in House, and padlock to bumper when at beach.
Yes, Seats can be raised or Lowered, has 4 bolts
Yes, you could move pedals forward or backwards by moving bracket bolts.
Yes, It has a new fused 25amp Cigarette lighter / Phone Charger with lighted ring so you can see it at night and not scratch paint, Tago switch is also lighted red.
The front Bumper has a plate installed so you can mount a spare tire on it like in the 70’s, or Baja fog lights.
Yes I will include Spare tire mount, original turn signals, Rear Lights, and Roll Bars for FREE if you want them.
Yes, Windshield is pre drilled for Side mirrors, removable top, wind wings, and Sun Visor. You can pick style on eBay, pay for them and we put them on, or you do yourself.
Yes, I have a New Removeable “Tow buddy” with magnetic tow lights I can give you at cost and install so you can tow it behind any vehicle.
Yes, you can put up to 4” taller rear 15” tires to give it that Speed Buggy look, and adjust current rear suspension to give it up to 6” rear lift with tires, and lower front up to 2”.
Yes, you can attach Golf Clubs mount, Removable Trailer Ball, Whip Antennas, or Cargo Carryall, and Cargo Basket to Rear Shock Bumpers.
Yes, it has 11 miles on ( New oil, Plugs, wires, Rotor, and Staybil fuel additive for winter so carbs do not gunk up. I use Staybil with every fill up so it can sit for months and still jump in and go with no worries.
Yes, it has Heat ports on motor so you could add heat vents.
It has dual filters, original and exterior to help with summer cooling, and keep oil and engine extra clean.
Yes, Stereo, Speakers, Lights, etc. are Marine Grade Waterproof.
Yes, Has Hi & Low Beams, Halos are tied to running lights.
Yes, all Led’s, Halo’s, Flag Pole Lights, are tied to running so you can look cool day or night without running headlights.
Yes in dash speakers, aftermarket drink caddy, or glove box can be added quickly and easily.
The farthest I have drove it is 400 plus miles to Corpus Christi over 1000 mile weekend trip with no issues.
Extras: I have a set of “New” Chrome Bazooka Exhaust, Front Chrome Bumper, Fiberglass Side Pods, and Engine Chrome Dress kit I can make you a deal on.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||1142782697||Mileage:||24494|
|Exterior Color:||Red / Gold Metal Flake||Make:||Volkswagen|
|Interior Color:||Red / Black||Model:||Other|
|Transmission:||Manual||Trim:||Red / Black|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Sub Model:||Beetle||For Sale By:||Private Seller|