Chenowth Explorer

This isn’t our normal segment to cover, however sand rails and dune buggies have been a large part of the off roading community for a long time. This Chenowth Explorer has all the makings of a vintage rig with modern upgrades!

I have always had a fascination with sand rails and have the pleasure of owning a Berrien framed sand rail. It was given to me as a present, and I was able to rebuild it from the ground up with lots of help when I was just out of highschool. Needless to say the obsession has only gotten worse.

This Explorer isn’t helping the addiction either. This Explorer is still sporting a heavily modified Type 4 VW engine, mated to a bus transaxle. That running gear is met with brand new parts scattered everywhere. It looks like the builder of this Chenowth got a hold of a JC Whitney or Pacific Customs catalog.  With parts from groups like CNC, Scat, Crow Enterprizes, and Fox racing Shox, you can rest easy knowing that this is a no expense spared build.

Some other noticeable upgrades include electronic ignition, a remote oil cooler and filter, and extended suspension arms front and back.


I can’t promise that you will be able to work a deal lower than the already reduced price of $10,500, however I can promise you that you will be hard pressed to find a more fun off roader than this Chenowth Explorer. You would even be surprised how it does in the mud, take it from me!

Chenowth Explorer exterior
Fun for the whole family, and how can they say no to this kind of an adventure.
Chenowth Explorer Interior
The Spartan interior is all you need and nothing else. Minimal switches and guages meshed with a steering brake and shifter.
Chenowth Explorer engine
A direct quote from the man who taught me how to work on Volkswagens. “These engines are stupid simple, think of it as a big Briggs and Stratton”.

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