1975 Manta Montage T
V8 Can Am Monster!

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Back in the early 1970s, when CAN AM dominated the racing circuits, brothers Brad and Tim LoVette founded Manta Cars, located in sunny Southern California.

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Their initial creation was the Manta Mirage, a very low, very wide supercar, sporting a rather unusual rear. Shortly after Brad died in a racing accident, but Tim pressed on and released the company's second offering, the Montage-T, intended to be a close replica of the McLaren M6GT, one of the most successful CAN AM race cars in history.

The example shown here is one of these Montage-T cars, the T standing for Tube frame.

And it's a good one, incorporating lower aluminum panels like the monocoque-based McLarens. It also has hide-away headlights, arguably the most elegant solution. And then there's the power train . . .

Montage-T's space frame is a piece of art. A combination of square and round tubing, as solid and safe as any purpose built race car frame.

More to come . . . .


You are most welcome to inspect this fine automobile at our location in Ventura, by appointment, or have someone inspect it for you.
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