Speed Buggy


It is said that dynamite comes in small packages and this "pocket rocket" is no exception. It started life as a Meyers Manx dune buggy but it was decided that even though it only weighed about 8lbs. the 56 horsepower V-dub motor just wasn't gettin' it done. The solution? Easy. Just stretch the body eleven and a half inches, widen it about three and a half, and put it on a Pontiac Fiero chassis. The windshield is then molded into a reinforcing "roll cage" and then cut in a hood, trunk lid, and fully opening doors and there you have it, a fully operational sports dune buggy. After you lay down a sweet coat of red you've got the show but what about the go? Now don't get excited,...on the other hand, get very excited because this is where it all comes together.Don takes the set up out of a front wheel drive Park Avenue Ultra, changes the differential to a minimum slip and puts it in the back of the buggy... SUPERCHARGED 3800 V-6 and all. With the smaller pulley, bigger injectors and fine tuned computer chip this bugger gets almost 40 miles per gallon, corners like a slot car, and 1/4 miles in the deep 12's. Small wonder it's been affectionately nicknamed "Speed Buggy". Not only is it as cute as well,... a bug, as it's license plates state, ITS BAD2!