1. Matt Cramer
    October 25, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

    It's not pretty – but this one seems to go a bit beyond your typical '70s kit car and looks more like a Can Am racer.

  2. Anonymous
    October 25, 2017 @ 4:29 pm

    Can Am racer with VW beetle suspension and Drum brakes? more like a "widow maker"

    • doctordel
      October 26, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

      Yeah…I thought the juxtaposition of "VW drums" with "mid engined V8 sports car" represented a sort of cognitive dissonance that only seems to manifest in optimistic purveyors of future regret.

  3. Unknown
    October 25, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

    Good grief.

  4. Al
    October 25, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    Those turbine wheels are FANTASTIC!!!
    I assume with the Pinto spindles it is easy to set up with disc brakes in the front and because of the transaxle w/halfshaft set up in the rear you can probably fabricate some inboard brakes for the rear without having to source new rear uprights… Hmmm… Could be fun. Good thing I don't have a garage.

  5. Scot
    October 25, 2017 @ 11:58 pm

    When I lived in Costa Mesa where these were made it was fun to see them and more fun to hear them. The challenge was for them to go up a driveway, any driveway.

  6. Unknown
    October 26, 2017 @ 3:45 am

    The first time I saw one of these in a magazine, I fell in love. Now I am a little older and understand my mother's response, "Wow, that's not practical." However I can still picture this one in red and looking the part. One day, one day….

  7. Stan Beyerman
    October 30, 2017 @ 6:16 am

    Original body measurements were taken straight from a Mclaren M8. Then, the LoVette brothers added the top (their own design).

    Manta Mirage

    -Stan (the *other* Stan, who loves these things)

  8. Unknown
    February 13, 2018 @ 11:52 pm

    Still availible?

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