Only two shots of the interior are provided and the rear seats look great. Here you can find such useful information as the fuel capacity, weight, driven wheels, transmission type, and others data according to all known model trims. Apparently, the original Solex unit died, so it was more economically viable to replace the standard unit with a Webber downdraught carburetor. All 28 cars were black with vinyl roofing. The engine itself was fitted with a thicker copper head gasket, and as such the compression ratio was lowered to 7. Other Opel models sold in the U. On this page we have collected some information and photos of all specifications 1973 Opel Manta.
Having his and hers Rallye Mantas in the garage was pure Opel Heaven for Rieckmann until the yellow car became the casualty of a collision. Buick showrooms had always been crowded with full-size sedans and wagons, and the Manta Rallye certainly seemed to be the odd duck of the family. Some made it across the 300 bhp 220 kW mark and even today, engines can be tuned to deliver just over 340 bhp 254 kW still naturally aspirated. The glass appears clear and the panel fit looks good as well. Both the Ascona B and the Manta B were used for this. One of the few modifications Rieckmann has made to his Manta was a carburetor swap.
It turns out she was a wealthy philanthropist and wrote a couple of books; one being her personal memoir. The engine looks rather untidy and neglected. Astor, would you rather spread your money around buying multiple classic cars, or throw your entire pension lump toward this one? Production was a total of 33 cars, with five of them being prototypes and the ones used for public relations. The matte-black hoods were accompanied by horizontal black stripes down the body sides — obvious attempts to give the little Opels some performance car styling. Beyond that, the flashy little coupe is largely original.
There is also some rust beginning to appear under the battery, but most of this should be able to be addressed fairly easily. The seller provides one shot of the 1. In 1975, all Manta and 1900 models were equipped with the Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection in the United States due to emission regulations. The original owner traded it to a dealer in Iowa who retained the car for an extended period without ever driving it, and the current owner purchased it off that dealer. If the marker light is missing, could the front fender have been repainted and the housing lost. However they did produce 28 specimens with the 2. On the face of it the price of this particular example is probably a little higher than it should be, but for me the work required to rectify that rust under the car, along with bringing the interior up to scratch just seems to me to be a bit more than I would want to take on with this car.
The Rallye model was, overall, an appearance and gauge package, the most noticeable difference being the addition of a black hood, and on 1970—1973 models, fog lamps. The tuning consisted of porting and flowing the head, a higher compression ratio, a race spec camshaft, and triple carburettors, giving the car up to 230 bhp 172 kW. A friend of mine bought the car and broke it up so the condition is unknown but they did come out of a running car. Standard Catalog of Imported Cars, 1946—1990. I was an aircraft engine mechanic and they sent me to Munich, Germany. It has again become popular, because of its good looks and well-respected handling.
The front seats will need new covers and the dash has several cracks in the pad. Price reflects condition, rarity and spares listed below For sale ad only as not interested in swaps or trades. The sales approach for the Opel line in the U. Now it has no holes in the exhaust system and it purrs like a kitten. To solve this quickly, Transeurop Engineering tried to get Opel to join the project using Opel's earlier experiences with the transformation, but with no success.
Phase 3 which is also a term used when talking about the i400s was not a factory tune-up. . I would say it could be cleaned up with a good detail and driven as is. Therefore Opel closed the project, leaving the five cars as the total production number. The results were not bad. Just another nail in the coffin but these engines especially if its the 1.
Damit hatte Opel mit der Namenswahl und der ausführlichen Werbearbeit gleichzeitig Volksbildung betrieben: Der Rochen war populär geworden. A Belgian company called Transeurop Engineering also wanted to increase the engine power of the Manta A. In den Eigenschaften dieses Meerestieres sah man eine Verdeutlichung der Aufgabe dieses Opel-Modells im Automobilmarkt. The Astor family was quite rich and famous. The turbocharger had halved the economy of the car, and building it was also costly. In 1955 I was in the United States Air Force.
The seller states that the car runs and drives well. Very few of these cars still remain today. Man erwartet viel vom Manta, dem Automobil, wie immer, wenn Deutschlands zweitgrößter Automobilproduzent einen neuen Wagen vorstellt! The frame rail rust is a real killer on these Opels. The car looks nice and straight and presents really well. The top of the rear seat is badly sun-rotted, while the headliner is also torn.
Opel however had problems with the engine. The model was the more successful of the two, largely due to better weight distribution. They were a matched set. We made great efforts to collect all of them, but its amount is so immense that we could easily miss something. In that year the only Opels imported were the Manta and Ascona A. The seller claims that he is the second owner of this car, but by my reckoning, he is actually the third owner. They did come pre-rusted from the factory.