Baldwin Motion Manta Ray

1973 Chevrolet Baldwin Motion Corvette Manta Ray GT

Offered by Mecum | Indianapolis, Indiana | May 19, 2012

The Baldwin-Motion Performance Group came together in 1967 and was active in its original form until 1974. It was a partnership between Baldwin Chevrolet and Motion Performance – both located in Baldwin, Long Island in New York. They took standard Chevrolets of the day and turned them into monsters – drag strip terrors that would eat up competitors.

Well, the muscle car era began to fade rather abruptly in the early-70s and the partnership tried something different: this 1973 Manta Ray GT Corvette. It was one of three built and the only one known to exist. It has the 350 small block V8 putting out 425 horsepower. It was also given a makeover – the attractiveness of which depends on your taste. But it is certainly distinctive.

Baldwin-Motion cars are very desirable today. The name carries similar gravitas as “Yenko” or “Nickey.” And this one is far rarer than a Baldwin-Motion Camaro from the late 60s. Better buy it now.

There is no pre-sale estimate available for this car. For the complete catalog description, click here and for more on Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis, click here.

Update: not sold.

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  2. I have the first made 1973 corvette manta ray motion made by Baldwin motors and fully documented by Joel Rosen Mr. Motion Himself there were only 3 made one is in Missouri and in featured in magazines and the other one was totaled. 4 speed original motion button seats. A/C. The color was orange ps I have had the car for about 25-30 years more info and pic if your interested needs restoration this is the best of the best…they made 2- 4 speeds and one automatic the on still around is automatic and the other totaled.. if your interested please leave me a contact number and good time for you and ill get back to you.

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