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Mako Shark 2

The Mako Shark II concept car designed by Bill Mitchell, Zora Duntov, and Larry Shinoda is the prototype for the 1968-1982 body style. In April 1965, the original non-running "clay" (which cost nearly $3 million to create) of the Mako Shark II is shown at the New York International Auto Show.


In October 1965, a running version, powered by a Mark IV 427, is shown at the Paris Auto Salon.


In 1969 the Mako Shark II is remodeled and renamed the Manta Ray.



The Mako Shark II replica was designed by John Silva of Ipswich, MA. Starting in 71, it was marketed with the name Maco jointly with Joel Rosen of Motion Performance (of Baldwin/Motion fame) Baldwin, NY.


From 1969 until 1979 John built 125 Maco's.


John built 3 cars for Motion Performance. Motion Performance then made new molds off the John Silva parts and began offering them for sale (under 100 sets) as well as building 3 turnkey cars. A simplified version of the kit is still available today from Motion Performance.

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