Manta Ray RTR
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Manta Ray RTR

This extraordinary machine was modeled after a Dean Jeffries custom car built from an old Maserati Grand Prix chassis fitted with a modified Ford 289 c.i. engine. Issued in 1967, the model used a Fred Rannalli chassis made of two pieces of hinged aluminum, a motor bracket for the MPC "High Rise" motor and a new MPC guide flag.
The front wheels were the usual MPC narrow jobs with finned drum "brakes" fitted with the ribbed "O-Ring" tires, but the rear wheels were now fitted with white sponge tires coated with white silicone. Some had their sidewalls painted black for more "realism", a curious term when the tread was obviously white.
The wheels first received the usual MPC sunburst hubcaps with separate 3-prong knock-offs, but later 1968 issues had a one-piece "Halibrand" kidney-bean insert. The bodies were blow-molded styrene painted in gold or metallic red, with a silver lower part. The blow molding technique allowed the use of separate injected and plated accessories such as engine detail and driver head. An injected clear-plastic canopy is also fitted.
The model was quite successful but while many have survived, few have retained their original box that also contained a spare set of rear sponge tires mounted on aluminum wheels. only one is known to have survived in sealed condition, the clear cellophane box covering hanging over a paint brush that formed the top edge of the box.

  • Model: MP134
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: MPC

Manta Ray RTR
Manta Ray RTR
Manta Ray RTR
Manta Ray RTR

Manta Ray RTR
Manta Ray RTR


This item was added to the museum on Monday 28 June, 2010.

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