1968 Meyers Manx Thomas Crown Dune Buggy Reserved Parking Fridge Magnet
1968 Meyers Manx Thomas Crown Dune Buggy Aluminum Parking Fridge Magnet
The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 American film starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. One memorable scene, is when the film's bank-robbing millionaire hero/antihero (Thomas Crown, as played by McQueen) thrills insurance investigator Vicki Anderson (played by Faye Dunaway) in a dune buggy. A dune buggy wasn't even in the original script for the beach driving scenes. The producers originally wanted to use a Jeep, but McQueen intervened, wanting something that more accurately portrayed Crown's high-risk, big-thrill lifestyle. Familiar with the Meyers Manx, McQueen enlisted the help of fellow off-road racer Pete Condos in building a unique version exclusively for the dune driving scenes, shot at Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. McQueen wanted to power the buggy with a Porsche flat-six, but when that request was shot down for budgetary reasons, he compromised with a tuned version of the Corvair flat-six instead. The buggy’s construction was handled by Con-Ferr Manufacturing, Condos’s shop in Burbank, California.
As delivered, Queen Manx featured reupholstered seats from a Datsun roadster, covered in quilted vinyl to match the rest of the custom interior. A wraparound windshield replaced the upright Manx original, and the buggy featured side sills that stretched roughly to the centerline of the hubs. Wheels were custom-painted American Racing five-spokes with fake knock-off caps, and the extra-wide Firestone tires. The buggy’s most distinctive feature may have been the headlamps, concealed in tunnels cut into the front bodywork.
Perfect for all car enthusiasts that want to show their passion for their 1968 Meyers Manx Thomas Crown Dune Buggy. Make room on the fridge and make it clear: Your 1968 Meyers Manx Thomas Crown Dune Buggy deserves a reserved parking spot in the middle of the other magnets. The magnet is 2” x 3” (77 x 51 mm) and is quality made of .045” Aluminum that will not fade or break. It has rounded corner and a 1/2 inch square magnet in the back. Stick it to anything you'll like, on your fridge, workbench, toolbox, or man cave board. The colors are brights, vibrants and contrast beautifully. For any car guy, this is the ideal gift to add style and show their pride, even in the middle of the kitchen.
Available in: One color style only
- Made of 0.045” (1.14 mm) Durable Aluminum Material
- Size 3" x 2" (76.2 mm x 50.8 mm)
- Water-resistant & easy to clean
- 1” backer magnet for adhesion
This product is made in the USA
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