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Dune Buggy

  • Original year: 1969
  • Company: Revell
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Bill Cushenberry

Dune buggies are everywhere. They come in different colors, sizes and shapes. They are built for "off-the-road" or "on-the-road"/ Some a fast, some are slow. A few a good-looking while others--The dune buggy craze started a few years ago when people started stripping bodies off of cars, putting large tires (sometimes 4 of them) on the rear and taking-off across the dunes. These home-made hybrids created such interest that several people started manufacturing the new type of car. To start with, styling was basically ignored. Then--along came Bill Cushenberry and styling took a giant step forward. Bill's "Gypsy" combines good looks while still keeping the original intent of dune buggies, that of running off-the-road. The "Gypsy" is "at home" whether at the drive-in to on the sand dunes, a truly versatile piece of turned-on machinery.

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Dave's comments:

The poorly-written description from above got one thing right: there are a lot of Dune Buggies but not many have the cool styling of this one.



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