1972 opel manta




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    The first generation Opel Manta, the Opel Manta A, was in production from to It was a two-door coupe with four seats and an ample boot.

    1972 opel manta

    1972 opel manta

    Only of these were made and fewer than thirty are believed to survive as of The Turbomanta is the rarer of the two. A total of 79 cars were made and sold through Steinmetz in Germany, branded not as Opels but as TEs. The Opel Manta is a small sports car that was produced from to by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors. Create a search request.

    1972 opel manta

    1972 opel manta

    1972 opel manta

    1972 opel manta

    1972 opel manta

    Opel Manta specifications & stats

    The Manta A was released in September , two months ahead of the then new Opel Ascona on which it was based. It took its name, and a few minor styling cues, from the Manta Ray concept car , which also famously influenced the Chevrolet Corvette C3 both Chevrolet and Opel have General Motors as their parent company. In the UK market, the first Manta was sold only as an Opel: The sales approach for the Opel line in the U. The Manta A was one of only a few Opel models sold in the U. Opels were imported by GM and sold through Buick dealerships and not their own dealership network, so they were limited in what makes and models they could sell there.

    Other Opel models sold in the U. The only difference between the Ascona and Manta was exterior sheet metal, glass and trim. The frame, mechanics, dash, front seats, and many other parts were shared between the cars.

    1972 opel manta

    In , the Manta nameplate was added to U. In that year the only Opels imported were the Manta and Ascona A. The Manta was normally equipped with a 1. All Mantas sold in the U. It came with either a four-speed manual or a three-speed TH automatic. The Manta was known to be one of the best-handling cars in its class and went on to win a large number of rallies in Europe and the United States.

    The Rallye model was, overall, an appearance and gauge package, the most noticeable difference being the addition of a black hood, and on — models, fog lamps.

    1972 opel manta

    Mechanically, the only difference was the gear ratios in the models with manual transmissions, and the Rallye model came with standard stiffer suspension, a tighter turning radius, and very aggressive front caster adjustments. Both had dual rear sway bars, providing exceptional handling.

    In and there was also the "Luxus" model, which included refinements like corduroy seats, colour-coded interiors blue or burgundy , and faux wood panelling. The only special edition Manta ever produced for the U. This amounted to a blue Luxus model, with a unique dark blue vinyl roof, mechanical sunroof, and automatic transmission.

    In , all Manta and models were equipped with the Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection in the United States due to emission regulations. With the Deutsche mark becoming stronger, and with other costs also rising, U. The Opel name was last used in the U. The European market had a number of different versions.

    1972 opel manta

    Most were basic trim packages, the most popular being the "Berlinetta", which was similar to the Luxus but included rubber trim on the bumpers standard on all U. Opel Mantas , vinyl roof, and other miscellaneous features. There were two different special models made of the Manta A. The primary objective was to increase the power of the car. Both projects started approximately at the same time around or There was the Turbomanta and the TE The Turbomanta is the rarer of the two. Production was a total of 33 cars, with five of them being prototypes and the ones used for public relations.

    The Turbomanta was actually a SR with a 1. The British company Broadspeed was chosen to build the turbo cars, and eventually started building five left-hand drive cars for the German Opel AG. These cars were meant only as prototypes. Broadspeed came up with a somewhat special solution, and used a combination of a Holset 3LDG turbocharger, and a carburettor mounted inside a big plenum chamber.

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