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Pick of the Day is ready for beach or street

1971 Volkswagen Sand Rail designed for dunes but with street-legal equipment


With beaches, sand dunes and various off-road venues opening back up as the world emerges — at least temporarily — from the coronavirus pandemic, there should be opportunities to enjoy such vehicles as the Pick of the Day, a 1971 Volkswagen Sand Rail. 

Advertised on ClassicCars.com for $10,500 by a dealership group’s showroom in Tampa, Florida, “this sand rail packs a modified VW flat four 1,600cc engine with Dual EMPI Carbs 40 mm, 12-volt ignition system, and even dual exhaust,” the dealer notes.

“The power is sent through a 4-speed manual transmission which makes this car a thrill to drive. Perfect for awesome rooster tails and sling shooting off the dunes or around the beach.”

Sand rail, Pick of the Day is ready for beach or street, ClassicCars.com Journal

The dealer adds that the sand rail has been “built with the essentials for high-speed off-road fun and even the proper necessities for the streets.”

The sand rail is built on a blue metallic frame, has custom blue racing seats with belts, a removable Bikini-style top with rear windows, and 15-inch painted steel wheels.

“It’s also street legal with front and fog lights, plus rear taillights, turn signals, 4-wheel disc brakes, Plexiglass windshield, Garmin GPS, oil breather and so much more,” the dealer adds.

Sand rail, Pick of the Day is ready for beach or street, ClassicCars.com Journal

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Unfortunately with the popularity of Side by Sides nowadays, these older VW dunebuggys are a dime a dozen. I’d honestly give $4k for it.


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