Expensive, But Orange: 1985 Manta Mirage

If you don’t know what a Manta is then you are a terrible waste of carbon based life and I don’t want to be your friend…whoa, whoa, whoa…wait up. That’s not right. Let’s start over, if you don’t know what a Manta is, then you need to get up to speed and learn about the Costa Mesa California based brothers Bran and Tim LoVette who built kit cars that started as Beetle-based kits with styling evocing the vintage McLaren M6GT racers and evolved into mid-engine Corvette powered things with a custom space frame that had sub 2000 lb curb weights and horsepower to spare. Today’s Mirage is one of the later cars where you’ll want up-to-date life insurance policy and strong desire to have your picture taken by every yahoo with a camera phone in the state. Find this 1985 Manta Mirage offered for $32,800 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1985 Manta Mirage
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 2000
paint color: orange
size: mid-size
title status: rebuilt
transmission: manual
type: convertible
1985 Manta Mirage. Freshened from long-term storage from a museum in MO. STRONG 400 C.I. Chevy with Smokey Yunick intake manifold. Full MSD ignition system. Holley 800 just rebuilt. Corvair 4-Speed. Shifts great. Insulated headers. Aluminum Radiator and 16″ fan. Airbag Mustang II front end with 5-lug Chevy S-10 rotors and new disc brake calipers. Excellent Lamborghiini Orange Pearl paint with very few imperfections. Really nice interior. 4-point harnesses. Brand new AC/Heat unit. All new componants. Rearview/Back-up Camera. All gauges and electrics function as they should. 19″ and 20″ Prowler wheels with new tires. Upper doors included. Perfect glass. New, updated front clip. Very nice driver. Solid throughout. Located in Phoenix, Az. Az title will be provided. Priced at $32,800 (pretty firm). Not another one equipped like this, and ready to enjoy. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you..

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