1985 Replica/Kit Makes Manta Mirage Can-Am McLaren M8 Mirage Can-Am For Sale






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Last update: 
24.11.2014
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Model: 
Manta Mirage Can-Am McLaren M8
Sub Model: 
Mirage Can-Am
Item Location: 
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Type: 
2 seat Can-Am
Exterior Color: 
Red - (Guards Red)
Trim: 
2 seat
Interior Color: 
Grey and Red
Engine: 
350
Number of Cylinders: 
8
Transmission: 
Manual
Drive Type: 
Mid-Engine
Fuel: 
Gasoline
Warranty: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
For Sale By: 
Private Seller
Mileage: 
4,822
Year: 
1985










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Description 1985 Replica/Kit Makes Manta Mirage Can-Am McLaren M8 Mirage Can-Am

1985 Manta
Mirage Can-Am McLaren M8
#2 0f #9 -
1985
Vin# CT33077
I’ve been told I am going to regret selling this car.  In almost 30 years the car including
myself has only had 3 owners.  They
are rare and hard to find.  If you
do not like attention, this is not the car for you.  It draws a crowd every time I drive it.  This car has been featured in automotive magazines over it's history.
What is it: 
The Manta Mirage
was a mid-engined vehicle produced by Manta Cars, owned by brothers Brad and
Tim LoVette, in Costa Mesa, California from 1974 to 1986. The Mirage,
originally referred to as just the 'Manta', or the 'Manta Can-Am', was a
lightweight road-legal car, based on the McLaren M8 Can-Am racing car. The
Mirage's steel space frame chassis was fitted with a high-output V8 engine and
4-speed transaxle. Most Mirages were equipped with 327 in³ (5.4 L) or
350 in³ (5.7 L) Chevrolet small block V8 engines, though some used
454 in³ (7.4 L) or 460 in³ (7.5 L) V8 engines. The original
Mirage design mated the Chevy V8 to a Corvair transaxle via a Kelmark adapter
and remote shifter. The bodywork was all hand-laid fiberglass, pre-colored in a
range of gel-coat colors. Gull-wing doors were fitted to a removable top
section, while the doors flip forward for entry. With curb weights as light as
1,900 lbs (680 kg), the cars could be built by the factory or their
owners to be extremely fast.
Specs: 
Length – 160”
Width – 75”
Height – 39” w/5” ride height
Weight – 1,900 lbs dry
Chassis – Truss type tube construction of 2” and 1 ½” sqare
mild steel tubing of .065 to .093 wall thickness.
Body – Hand laminated fiberglass with color impregnated in
fiberglass.
Details: 
New Chevy 350 four bolt main engine built by a Jet Engine
Machinist
Machine drive
Edelbrock Performance cam package
Ported and polished 202 valves
Aluminum fuel tank
850 Double Pumper Carburetor
Custom 3 ½ inches headers
Rear 15/10 GM 5 bolt pattern P295/50R15
Front 15/8 Mustang 4 bolt pattern P265/50R15
Front Suspension – Mustang II independent with 300lb coil
over adjustable shocks disc brakes
Rear Suspension – Corvette Axles and Corvair trailing arms
drum brakes
Muncie 4 speed transmission
Full Dakota Digital Dash
Pneumatic side doors
Pneumatic engine cover
Upgraded stereo with DVD/Bluetooth/6.5” Touch screen
Vacuum operated headlights
Windshield wipers (blades removed in picture for better visibility)
Neal pedal assembly
Originally had a/c – some pieces remain
Custom rear wing
Custom tail light system
Guards Red Exterior
Red and Grey interior with black carpet
Enki wheels
Painless wiring harness
Service: 
New clutch master and slave cylinders
5/2013 New $432 Optima battery
New oil pan seals
New valve cover seals
New gearbox seals
New radiator hoses
Professionally flushed and reconditioned radiator
New aluminum radiator fill
Fresh oil change
New overflow container
$1,700 Kenwood monitor/receiver with amp and speakers
$2,674 complete pneumatic system overhaul and new compressor
New rear coil braided brake lines
Recent front end alignment
Additional Comments: 
This car has been registered in CA/CT/AZ/GA, it has a VIN #.  I have a file full of documents and
information on the car that will be included in the sale.  This vehicle is sold as is.  No warranties.  If you are not familiar with this type
of car then please come look at it in person before you bid or send someone to
look at it for you.  This is a used vehicle hand built.  It does not have the finish of a manufactured vehicle.  There are blemishes and imperfections with the vehicle and all serious buyers should view the vehicle in person for themselves or have a qualified individual evaluate for them.  I prefer not to answer ‘condition’ questions, as that is all subjective.  One person’s 10 is another’s 1 and one
person’s 1 is another person’s 10. 
Come and see the car.
The custom made car cover is also included in the sale.  The car does come with the canopy doors.  I never have them on but they are included and in working condition. Also here is a link to a video on YouTube of the car.  http://youtu.be/SOcW4eB-bYU  This video was taken by the prior owner when he owned it.  It does not represent the car as it is today.  I have made changes so look at the pictures as those were taken this week.  The video is so you can hear the engine.   
No trades.  I don’t want to sell the car at heart
and will only sell it if the reserve is met.  If it doesn’t sell I will keep it so this is a one-time
opportunity to obtain a rare car like this. There is not a buy it now price.  I want to see what the market is for
the car and if it hits my reserve I’ll let it go.  I have the right to end the auction at any time if I decide not to sell the car.  If there is a winning bidder they will receive the car.
 I have over 200 Ebay transactions with a 100% positive
feedback rating.  Bid with
confidence. 







Reviews and comments for 1985 Replica/Kit Makes Manta Mirage Can-Am McLaren M8 Mirage Can-Am

vidal christian
2016-08-12

Hello.

Can you say me the date of registration on the title, please ?

Thank you very much.

Christian.

 

 

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