you have an original Meyers Manx ? (An authentic Manx is NOT
required to join The Manx Club !) In order to be entered
in the Meyers Manx Registry, buggy owners need to be able
to identify whether or not their buggy is an authentic Meyers Manx.
If you suspect that you may have one, or if you know you are a owner
of any Meyers kit car, - original Manx, Tow'd, Manx S.R., Turista
(sometimes called the Resorter) or any of the Manx Utility cars
(Lifeguard, etc.), please send the following information in order
to complete our registry file.
Four pictures of your car
Front (close-up) - include the front emblem
b. Rear - include the license plate area.
c. Under the fenders (one of the fenders, front to rear) - include
the reinforcing tube. This tube must also be present on the other
side, but I don't need two pictures. (If your buggy has a serial
no. you do not need to take this picture).
d. The back seat area (battery box well and spare tire sump or
no sumps if it is a Manx 2).
2. The serial no. - if it has one
of the earlier cars did not have a tag with the serial no., although
those same cars would have the battery box well and spare tire sump
molded into the area behind the front seats. If yours is one of
these, a picture of this area is required along with a picture
of the reinforcing tubes extending from front to rear under the
your car proves to be an authentic Manx an additional $20 annual
fee will allow you to receive a printed copy of the registry and
a special "Authentic Meyers Manx Kit Owners" card. The registry
is updated twice a year and will allow you to network with other
Meyers Manx Kit Owners near you.
The Manx Registry
PO Box 1491
Valley Center, CA 92082
(please, call only during working hours: 8:30–5:30, Pacific Time)
FAX (760) 751-0610
Details of the Original Meyers Manx
dashboard of the 1st floorpan model is made of ABS plastic surrounded
by a steel frame inside the fiberglass hood.
hood has a small bump on it's nose, measuring 2" wide by 2 1/2"
tall. This bump wore a silver and black sticker on the first 150
kits or so into early 1967, at which time the large black and
silver plastic emblem covered this bump. Meyers Manx never
had any other bumps, airscoops, ridges, furrows, or anything else
on their hoods.
tubular steel struts may be in place to stiffen the lower edge
of the body at either side of the license plate. This continued
to the end of 1971.
- The 1st floorpan model, produced into the 70's, had stiffening tubes glassed under the fenders from the pedal bulkhead to the engine bulkhead. These were first made of cardboard tubes glassed in and later a few with 2" vacuum cleaner hose glassed in place, but finally a fiberglass shape was tooled, which formed a tube-like structure under both fenders.
2nd floorpan model was called the Manx
2. There were a few hundred Manx 2 bodies produced from
late 1968 to late 1970. Some of these were apparently produced
while Bruce was still with the company. Those kits have serial
numbers starting with "A". Some of these kits had the stiffening
tubes under the fenders. The Manx 2's produced after Bruce left
the country had 4-digit serial numbers and no longer had the reinforcing
tubes under the fenders. All Manx 2's are identified by a larger
bump on the hood, the omission of the battery box sump and the
spare tire well in the rear seat area - they were flat across
the seat area, and the hood and dash were molded as one piece.