Once gracing the cover of Road & Track (remember that period publication?) the Momo Mirage is a car not often seen in public, to put it mildly. The result of Peter Kalikow’s collaboration with Alfred Momo and Gene Garfinkel, the Mirage was designed by Stanguellini and built by Frua. The production was planned for 25 cars per year, but only 5 ended up being assembled. Peter Kalikow still retains “majority ownership” of all existing Mirages, keeping 3 out of the 5 cars built, including this example finished in 1973. Power in the Mirage came courtesy of a Chevrolet 350 V8 engine, mated to a ZF transmission. The design seems a bit heavy heavy visually, with sharper angles than one would have expected from an Italian-American collaboration of the time, and while there are faint hints of Iso Rivolta and De Tomaso design cues here and there, it’s distinct enough not to be confused with either.
Even though there were quite a few concept cars at Greenwich this year, this is probably going to be the car that I’ll remember most from 2012.
Full gallery from Greenwich Concours 2012 after the jump