HISTORIC HOLLYWOOD "DEAN JEFFERIES" DUNE BUGGY
- Lot # 001
- System ID # 4959206
- End Date
- Start Date
Historic dune buggy originally built by Hollywood famous pinstriper and movie car builder, Dean Jefferies (see picture of him with Steve McQueen). Dean made a car in the TV series, “The Monkeys”. He made 150 of this particular car but very few are still on the road. Called the Kyote II, this buggy has been completely refurbished with a professionally rebuilt 164 ci, 180 horsepower, 6-cylinder Corvair turbocharged motor (less than 500 miles) - see details below, rebuilt 4 speed manual transmission, new wiring and fuse box, brakes and light inspections, new upholstery and carpets. Two removable tops, new turn signals, horn, wiper switch, and some airplane gauges. Adjustable front end (can raise it). Dual emergent brake handles to feather rear brakes. Paint is in transition, currently a mahogany brown. It runs and drives strong on the highway, my summer driver. Wavy area at rear of right fender indicates some body work, but its hard to photograph. No back seat, but a VW backseat will fit it. Vin and chassis is 1961 VW. Car has a clear title and is approved under CA SB100 as a special construction and smog exempt. Registered until 1/2020. Set up for towing, including tow bar. Own a piece of history; this car will increase in value as it sits.
Engine - Complete engine rebuild kit including new oil pump,bearing, rings, pistols, connecting rods,camshaft, and lifters, cylinders, and gaskets. Heads rebuilt with new valves, valve guides, valve springs, retainers and locks.
Electrical- Rewired complete vehicle with 12 volt circuit fuse panel and wiring harness. Upgraded charging system to an internally regulated one wire alternator system inside original alternator housing. Repaired or replaced all light sockets, installed horn button, blinker switch, 12 circuit wiring harness, new headlights, and shrink tubing.
Brakes - Removed and cleaned all brake lines. Inspected brake lining, shoes, brake rotors and drums. Inspected master cylinder, brake booster, brake hoses/lines, calipers, wheel cylinders for leaks and proper installation.
Upholstery - Seats and door panels reupholstered. Back area has carpet but no seat. Seats do not slide but could.
Can deliver up to 150 miles from Lake County, CA for small fee. Fee's will have to be discussed before close of auction and approved by seller.
See it run - YouTube at jefferiesbuggy