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    Those are awesome Neil! I notice the 4 bolt front rims and from the pics the body components seem to line up pretty well. To me the Manta was really ahead of it's time from a visual perspective.

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    Thanks, Sully.

    Yes it had 4- bolt Jongbloed wheels then. MANTA2 was originally built with a VW trailing arm front suspension but they had started to covert it to a Mustang II when the company went out of business. When I bought the car (in pieces) I finished the conversion. It now has 5-bolt hubs.

    If you look at the "Manta Detail At Sears Point" group of photos you can see that the Mirage started off with much smoother fiberglass than the ones produced later. The fiberglass was thicker as well.
    Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manta22 View Post
    When I bought the original Manta Mirage factory demonstrator, I also received a box of photos, slides, and negatives that had been taken by someone (Tim LoVette?" at Manta Cars. These cover details of the factory, staff, advertising photos, and pictures that were used in their manuals. Please don't re-distribute these pictures without permission.

    i thing these are the most classic car showrom i never see before.

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    WOW Neil i do not know how i missed this thread love the photos!

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    Here are a few I have had since long ago.
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