Tom Anderson's 1959 VW Dune Buggy
I purchased the dune buggy body about 30 years ago in Ohio. It is known as a Kellison Sandpiper. The body was in fair condition, but I have modified it inside and out.
Once the frame was finished, the orange, green, silver and yellow metal flake paint was completed by Harmony Don of Jamboozie Customs, Harmony, PA. I then added new parts, tires, wires and lights. The interior was custom fabricated with black leather bucket seats and carpet.
The most unique features include a frameless windshield, frenched headlamps and rear tail lamps, beer keg fuel tank with a 1970's Mopar flip top cap and sight glass on side for fuel gauge. Dune was completed in April 2021.
Since completion, we have taken the buggy to various car cruises/shows where I have won several awards and trophies. I enjoy the looks and comments and am very proud of this project and how it has become a truly one of a kind.
My Mom, who passed in 2020, my brothers Marty and Johnny, my friends, Don Chriest, Danny Cummins, Mike Genser and Cathi Olinger were all very instrumental in getting this project completed. A memorial to my Mom is painted on the passenger side dashboard as my "co-pilot". Without my Mom's help and support, this project would have not been possible.