1968 Meyers Manx Thomas Crown Dune Buggy 1968 Reserved Parking Only Sign
1968 Meyers Manx Thomas Crown Dune Buggy 1968 Aluminum Parking Sign
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.
Make it clear: Your Meyers Manx Steve McQueen Dune Buggy 1968 deserve a reserved parking spot in your garage! Just like the real street signs, our signs are quality made of .025" Aluminum that will not rust, crack or break and are UV protected for outdoor use and durability. The sign has rounded corner and two 1/4 inch pre-drilled holes on top and bottom for easy display. Ideal for home, garage, office, workshop, Man cave, private roadways or anywhere you fill you deserve a special parking or deco spot, and they make the ideal gift for any car enthusiast. They are available in two sizes 12" X 18" (305 X 457 mm) or 8" X 12" (203 X 305 mm) to suit your need and space. Meyers Manx Steve McQueen Dune Buggy 1968 Parking Only Sign.
Available in two sizes: 12" X 18" (305 X 457 mm) or 8" X 12" (203 X 305 mm)
Two 1/4 inch pre-drilled holes on top and bottom
UV protected for outdoor use and durability
This product is made in the USA
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