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Username Post: 1969 Manta Ray Concept        (Topic#333102)
Tony 
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02-15-16 10:02 AM - Post#2608922    

The 1965 Mako Shark II was sent back to the GM Design Studio for changes and was renamed the 1969 Manta Ray. William Mitchell, the head of GM Design Staff enjoyed deep sea fishing and had a profound love of nature. While on a fishing excursion, Mitchell was inspired by the manta Ray powerfully moving through the ocean, which inspired the Corvette Mako Shark II/Manta Ray “Stingray” styling “Dream Cars”. The Manta Ray sported more production realistic side pipes and twin rear-deck-mounted doors that popped up during hard braking to become reflective auxiliary brake lights.

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TAT_2 
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02-15-16 04:48 PM - Post#2609027    
    In response to Tony

THE 1ST CLAM SHELL DESIGN ?



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02-16-16 12:25 PM - Post#2609256    
    In response to TAT_2

...those were exciting times back then.. I think the C3 is the style that most assosiate with when you say Corvette.

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TAT_2 
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02-16-16 04:14 PM - Post#2609314    
    In response to 49_Purple

& THE MOST CUSTOMIZED

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Keith Seymore 
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11-21-17 12:15 PM - Post#2715210    
    In response to TAT_2

  • TAT_2 Said:
THE 1ST CLAM SHELL DESIGN ?




Nope.

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TAT_2 
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11-21-17 01:52 PM - Post#2715218    
    In response to Keith Seymore

YOUR RIGHT



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