If you're familiar with the name Matra, it's probably thanks to the company's Formula One and endurance racing efforts in the 1960s and 1970s. But the French technology company also produced a handful of road cars, of which almost none were sold in the United States. If you've always wanted an obscure, oddball car in your life, this may be the one for you.
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It’s a Matra Murena, a mid-engine two-door coupe produced from 1980 to 1983. Just over 1000 examples of the fiberglass-bodied sports car were built. The Murena was never sold in the US, and , only four examples reside in the country today. Perhaps the coolest feature on the car isn't its sweet graphics or wedge shape, but rather, the three-seat layout, a Matra signature carried over from .
This Murena is painted in a lovely shade of yellow, with the bigger 2.2-liter transverse four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. With 133,206 km (82,770 miles) on the clock, it's no showroom-quality garage queen, but it does seem to be in good running, driving condition. Plus, you'd probably have a hard time finding another one for sale this side of the Atlantic. with a starting bid of $15,000 and four days remaining in the auction.