Another day, another Manta? Wait…what? You might remember Manta as the Costa Mesa based builder who put together the insane Mirage kit that was designed to be fitted with a small block V8 engine — we featured one a few days ago. Apparently Manta didn’t stop producing kit cars when the pot haze of the ’70s cleared and they built a cocaine fueled car in the ’80s called the Montage. Find this 1986 Manta Montage here on eBay bidding for $4,995 reserve-not-met in Utica, MI with 5 days to go.
A red Montage was a feature of season one of the TV action/drama Hardcastle and McCormick (1983-1986) where it was called the Coyote X and did lots of jumps and hooning around the street. This one has been off the street for at least 5 years, but the seller has owned it for 20 years.
The Montage was VW based, but powering this one is a Chrysler 2.2 liter Series III turbocharged 4-banger from a Shelby Daytona that has been modified to produce 300 horsepower according to the seller. It should be a complete handful on the street, but you’ll need to finish a few things first.
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