Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery

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  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The Manta-Ray is a GM concept from 1965 that preceded the C3 Corvette.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The 1967 C3 Corvette, also known as, the Coca-Cola Corvette, was heavily inspired by the 1965 concept car. Just like it, it had the pop-up headlights.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    While the production car had pop-up headlights, the concept also featured pop-up taillights.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    To be more specific, the taillights were fixed. It was the covers that opened and closed.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The covers actually had mirrors that reflected the red light. Definitely style over function, which is why it never made it on the C3 Corvette.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The Manta-Ray name is shared with another C3 Corvette.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    It's a very limited version, modified by Baldwin Motion. Only 3 exist and one was recently listed for sale.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    However, the original 1965 Manta-Ray is a pre-production car.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    Whereas the Baldwin Motion model is based on the production C3 Corvette.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The 1965 Manta-Ray is also known as the Mako Shark II. There was another Mako Shark concept before it, which inspired the C2.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    Typical for a concept car, the interior looks much more futuristic than the production C3 model.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The Manta-Ray was powered by a 427 cubic-inch V-8, rated at 430 hp.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    The car proudly sits at the GM Heritage museum, to this day.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
    Swipe up to learn more about the beautiful Manta-Ray that inspired the C3 Corvette.
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
  • Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta Ray's Pop-Up Taillights? - gallery
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