What’s your take on kit/replica cars? Thankfully (sort of) we’re past the 70s-80s heyday of terrible fake Bugattis, Fieraris and the like, having moved on to actually well engineered Cobra, Shelby Daytona and GT4o Replicas worth a damn on a racetrack. Personally, the only kits that interest me are Miata-based Locosts and other “Se7en” ilk. These are already about as minimalist of a car as you can get, so there’s not much to “copy”. Meanwhile, driving a replica GT40 makes as much sense as walking around in a Batman outfit, expecting people to take you seriously.
Anyway, the arguable genesis of the “hey, let’s make a different car out of this car” movement was the Meyers Manx. As the knockoffs of Mr Manx’s Manx spread, he tried to evolve and differentiate my making the “Street Roadster” Manx SR. Unfortunately, the SR is a more complicated operation than the original Manx. In the end people still preferred the iconic dune buggy look, though not enough to buy the an original over a copy kit. Meyers sold everything and got out of the business, so the SR rights passed through a few different manufacturers, this one being made by Heartland sometime in the early 80s.
As a general suggestion, leading with your car on a flatbed isn’t the best way to open an eBay ad. The seller gets points for honesty, pointing out that this is a total project that’s partially disassembled. Most interestingly, it’s never even seen the road. The kit was partially assembled, but never completed. Ever the optimist and bad influence, I’ll point out it’s a pretty simple collection of parts to be resurfaced, replaced and reassembled…not sure how that translates to the current $3,000 price tag, though.
Meyers Manx SR Kit for sale – eBay Motors