While many buggies were copied or took strong styling cues from the Manx, the Bounty Hunter was a completely original design.
In late 1970 or early 1971, in his garage at home, Mel Keys worked on a fiberglass dune buggy project for about three months with an assistant, Brian Dries. That dune buggy would later go on to become known as the Bounty Hunter, one of the few dune buggies that didn’t directly knock off Bruce Meyers’ Manx. Unfortunately, the dune buggy business was tapped out, and not many were made, and Mel went onto other things
Similar buggies have auctioned at 4 thou, due to rough use, but this one might auction for 20-30 thou