Future Supercar Manta Mirage?

This Manta Mirage was being sold at Carlisle 2006. I actually think that the guy in the light blue shirt may have bought it, he was right on the line when I left. Given that it was a gorgeous custom chassis (being sold it because the guy wanted to focus on his rock climbing chassis projects), with a great air ride setup (I think he said it could rise eight or nine inches or something crazy), and headers and engine/tranny mounts for a Porsche G50 and 400 cubic inch V8, I hope he did! He’s also snubbed off the rear to show off the suspension gear, and I think if this car is finished right it could end up as one of the wildest Manta Mirages on the road.

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PS. If you’re the person who bought it, and you’re reading this, drop me a line and keep me updated!

5 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    Well, first of all, since it was cut to pieces it’s not really a Manta anymore, is it? Sometimes one has to ask “why”.
    It may do (mechanically) what the builder intended, but the reason the Manta Cult builds or buys a Manta is because of its direct cousin the McLaren Can Am counterpart. I think any true Manta person would cringe to still call this a Manta. Hey, but if it does what it was intended to do then, “wonderful” as Brad Lovette would say with smirk on his face when someone would cannibalize a classic. He created the Manta.
    I once turned a wrecked Alfa Romeo into a dune buggy for the beach, and one morning an old Italian guy weeped and petted the fenders before I started a up to leave.
    Gary, Sales Manager for original Manta Cars, Costa Mesa

  2. So… is a Manta Montage a Manta if you run it on a VW chassis?

  3. HarryCaine says:

    Super freaky lookin´car,I´m from germany and if I could drive a car like this here…I would 😉
    Is it very expensive to get one?

    with compliments

    HarryCaine

  4. rafael jimenez says:

    I want to know if you are seling the car :The future Supercar Manta Mirage? if you are, i olso want to know of how much does and olso send me pictures of the car and tell me of how much it coast thats all i want to know. Thank You…..

  5. manfred says:

    i wonder if she was sold?if not anybody has more info ? like just study the frame- construction

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