The Momo Mirage was the brainchild of New York’s Peter Kalikow and his friend Albert Momo. Kalikow was a wealthy car enthusiast and Momo was a Jaguar dealer, so the two developed a close friendship around cars. In the late ‘70s, they had an idea to build their own car company. They would produce exclusive coupes with Italian styling and bodies but with Chevrolet`s V8 engines.
They contacted the famous Italian designer, PietroFrua who agreed to design and build the Momo Mirage. Unfortunately, the Momo car company started in the early ‘70s just before the economic recession, which greatly affected the car market. They never completed their plan for 25 Mirages per year. In fact, Frua only completed five cars, three of which are still in the possession of Peter Kalikow.