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An Oil Scion Is Giving a ’60s-Era Dune Buggy a New Lease on Life

Meyers Manx, the original beachcomber, aims for a return to relevance.
Old Red, the first Meyers Manx dune buggy

Old Red, the first Meyers Manx dune buggy

Photographer: Evan Klein

The centerpiece of Phillip Sarofim’s Los Angeles home is his garage. The immaculate space holds two of the most collectible cars in the world: his Ruf CTR Yellowbird and Lancia Stratos Zero, a wedge-on-four-wheels in burnt caramelized orange.

It’s fair to say the venture capitalist, oil scion, and former Avril Lavigne paramour has access to pretty much whatever his heart desires. But his recent acquisition of Meyers Manx LLC runs slightly counter to the image of that blue-chip garage.