I've been cutting back my shite collection and I've finally got the total number of clunkers down to zero (unless you count our Multipla and 12 yr old Volvo S40 as shite)
Anyway, my shiteless days are over for the time being at least. A mate of mine is having a massive cull of his collection of rare and unusual motors and after a bit of negotiation I've ended up with this- a Mantaray kit car based on a 1958 VW Beetle.
I honestly don't know much about this thing. I do know it's been off the road for at least 20 years or so, and stored in a succession of barns. I'm not even sure if it's been on the road after being built as a buggy. It looks in pretty good shape, no obvious rust in the floors, the fibreglass body has the odd graze from storage but it's generally OK. Haven't had it running yet but apparently it's a good runner, 1600cc too.
Doe's anyone have any info on these Mantaray kits? I think it's a MK1 and I've read that 250 bodies were made in 1967. No idea how true that is. This is a SWB model on a shortened Beetle floorpan.
The logbook says 1958 VOLKSWAGEN UNKNOWN or something similar so hopefully there won't be any funny business with Q plates or anything. Presumably MOT and TAX exempt too.
It's getting delivered on Saturday... I've been waiting for this day since I was 5.