There are only a handful of cars out there that’ll make a Porsche 356 look “large” 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.
Another day…another kit car. But this is a Manta Montage — and we’ve had a history of posting these things and then getting random emails from people looking for one for sale. It usually comes in all caps and says something like “IM LOOKING FOR A MONTAGE. MY UNCLE HAD ONE AND ONCE GAVE BRUCE MCLAREN A HIGH FIVE AT THE POUGHKEEPSIE REGIONAL AIRPORT. IS YOUR MANTA STILL AVAILABLE?” Well…here is one for you guys. Find this 1980 Manta Montage bidding for $5000 reserve-not-met in Topsham, ME via eBay.
This next car is an interesting pile of semi-built parts. It is a kit car that was born in 1980, but has been sitting in storage for the past 40 years. Perhaps the next owner will finish the dirty work and turn it into the pavement pounding beast that it should be…or let it sit […]
The ’90s was an awesome time if you were a Pontiac fan who loved to cruise to his local dealer and check out the GM badge engineered junk that was covered in Pontiac specific plastic body cladding. If that wasn’t rad enough, you could dig deeper into your pocketbook and buy a Pontiac that had […]
I would seriously drive this next car every single day if I could fit a few car seats into the back…because it combines the basic practicality of a Chevy V8 that’ll get you to the grocery store and back with the menacing looks of a McLaren M6 racer. This is the car that’ll get your […]
This is Kimi Raikkonen’s 2003 McLaren Mercedes-Benz MP4-15 Formula 1 Car here on eBay with starting bid of $270,000 located in North Miami Beach, FL with auction ending on Monday.
The Manta Mirage was a strange low volume car kit car built from 1974-1986 out of a small garage in Costa Mesa, CA. It was styled to look like a McLaren M8 CanAm race car and was featured prominently in low budget Hollywood films in the day, first as one of the 48 cars stolen […]
The fifth generation Pontiac Grand Prix was available from 1988 through 1996 as Pontiac’s mid-sized personal luxury coupe. The fastest Grand Prix in 1989/1990 was the ASC/McLaren version that added a turbocharger to GM’s 3.1 liter V6 engine for a total output of 205 horsepower — plus ASC added enough plastic glue-on body cladding to […]
Out of all the things to wear a McLaren name, we can’t imagine anything more strange than the Pontiac Grand Prix. Pontiac created a limited run of 2000 special edition of the Grand Prix using the ASC (American Sunroof Corporation) / McLaren (as in famed racing legend turned race-car builder Bruce McLaren). Find this 1990 […]