Racecar Backwards Is Mirage: 1970ish Manta Mirage

There are only a handful of cars out there that’ll make a Porsche 356 look “tall” in a photo, but a Manta Mirage is one of them. Never heard of it? Yeah, you are certainly in the majority of people, but don’t fret, because here at DT we are obsessed with everything Manta and will post each one that we find. Why? Because they are all questionably built kit cars with styling based on a McLaren race car and are almost all powered by big V8s and hit the scales around 1900 lbs. The Mirage is as close as you’ll come to racing a 70s Can-Am car for the street, do I need to say any more? Find this 1970ish Manta Mirage offered for $21,000 in Morgan Hill, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2000 Manta mirage
fuel: gas
odometer: 1100
title status: clean
transmission: manual

I have a mirage built by a Indy/formula race car builder. She’s been very sorted out and rips down the road. She’s running a built Lt1 Chevy 350 backed by a rebuilt corvair rearend. Body is ready for your paint work. But looks killer the way she is. Interior is carpet and vinyl seats. Doors open great. Removable steering wheel for easier entry of the cockpit. All lights work as designed. Headlights are on a lift system. She’s a badass little replica. Titled and registered. To many projects to keep her around.

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