29 Sep '11, 2pm

Sixties Surf Style, 21st-Century Green: VW Buggy Up Concept - Green Car Reports #Volkswagen #VW #Concept

Sixties Surf Style, 21st-Century Green: VW Buggy Up Concept - Green Car Reports #Volkswagen #VW #Concept

Back in in the Swinging Sixties, a small, light, fiberglass car was making a big splash up and down the West coast. That car was the Meyers Manx buggy, a Volkswagen Beetle-based buggy with very little in the way of bodywork but a heck of a lot of style, the brainchild of Californian Bruce Meyers. The world might now be a different place but people still love the feeling of freedom the buggy brought, so it's no surprise that Volkswagen has brought out the Buggy Up concept, a sixties throwback with all the economy and low emissions of the 21st-Century Up minicar. The Buggy Up went on display at the recent 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, alongside several other unique Up-based concepts . With its bright orange bodywork and lack of doors, the Buggy Up certainly has strong echoes of Bruce Meyers' sixties classic, while displaying a strong family resemblance to the car its based on - ...

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