Manta Ray
Debut Series Rod & Custom 2-Car Sets
Produced 2001 - 2002
Designer Dean Jeffries (1:1)
Number 27836
Mantaray (1)


The Manta Ray is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the collector-aimed (100% Hot Wheels) Rod & Custom 2-Car Sets. It features an opening bubble canopy. It was used twice before being discontinued.

The real-life Manta Ray is a custom car built by Dean Jeffries in 1963. It was built on a 1950's Maserati Formula 1 chassis with a 289 Cobra Small-Block V8 which Jeffries acquired from Carroll Shelby as a gift for his work on the first Shelby Cobra. After winning the Tournament of Fame at the 1964 Oakland Roadster Show and appearing at various other shows around the USA, the car sat in Dean's shop disassembled until it was restored in the early 2000's.


The Manta Ray has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2001 Rod & Custom 2-Car Set White Headlights, Taillights, Badges Black / Metal Clear Black RR 27836 China Mantaray (1)
30/32 2002 100% Hot Wheels Orange / Yellow Pink Flames Black / Metal Clear Black RR 54536 China Named Dean Jeffries' Mantaray Image Not Available



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