Back before you could buy a Polaris RZR or any other big side-by-side ATVs, if you wanted to go offroad at a moderate rate of speed but feel like you were doing mach 1, then you had to build your own thing. You could start with some giant off road machine like a Bronco, but it is easier to add weight than to remove it, so the smart move was to start with a VW Beetle and then add off-road stuff. Today you could buy a newish ATV and join the other people at Glamis who drove there in comfortable/expensive SUVs, or you could get this next car, drive it to the dunes, go dune bombing, and drive it home. Find this 1967 Volkswagen Rail Buggy offered for $12000 in Fontana, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1967 vw rail buggy
cylinders: 4 cylinders
title status: clean
67 Buggy in excellent condition. 2.3 liter engine
Must see to appreciate.
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