My advice for selecting a mid-engine kit car to buy is the same advice I give for people considering a mohawk for their hairstyle. Always go bigger, flashier, spikier, and bluer. And never go half way in, with some kind of stupid fauxhawk, you need to commit to the full experience and rock that Chevy V8 powered Manta symbol of your inner 6 year old and make it loud and proud. Find this 1983 Manta Montage offered for $14,500 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
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.
Manta was a custom car company based out of Southern California (run by brothers Brad and Tim LoVette) in the 1970s/1980s that built speedy looking fiberglass superkits using donor parts from Vettes and Beetles. The Montage was one of their later offerings and used a Volkswagen Type 1 donor engine/transmission to underpin a fancy looking […]
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 […]
Manta was a custom car company based out of Southern Calfornia (run by brothers Brad and Tim LoVette) in the 1970s/1980s that built swoopy looking fiberglass supercars using donor parts from Vettes and Beetles. The Montage was one of their later offerings and used a Volkswagen Type 1 donor engine/transmission to underpin a fancy looking […]
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 […]