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  • Opel Manta Pictures: See 5 pics for Opel Manta. Browse interior and exterior photos for Opel Manta. Get both manufacturer and user submitted.

    Opel Manta Reviews: Read 4 candid owner reviews for the Opel Manta. Get the real truth from owners like you.

    History of the logo. The company's logo has changed several times in the history. When the Nazis came to the government, the emblem looked like a dirigible flying through the letter "O". Since 1964, the famous lightning has been fixed as a logo.

    In Europe, the Opel Manta Berlinetta was a luxury version of the Manta. The Opel Manta Rallye edition was produced for the US market only from to

    71 opel manta

    71 opel manta

    The Opel Manta Luxus model was sold from , with blue or burgundy coloured interiors including corduroy seats and wood style panelling. Brought back memories of a Saab Sonnet…. The successor in Europe took over the good stuff and eliminated most of the bad stuff and combined it with good looks. Irmscher installed the new 3. All 28 cars were black with vinyl roofing.

    71 opel manta

    71 opel manta

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    71 opel manta

    Curbside Classic CA Vacation Edition: Super-Rare Opel Manta - The Truth About Cars

    The pictures of this beautiful Manta are crap. I let myself get carried away. Hanging around with that pugnacious little Fiat infected me with a burning desire to catch an Opel: Chrysler-Fiat-Opel, the new Holy Trinity. Part of me knew better; I had enough on my plate already.

    But my desire was downright Napoleonic. As is the result. The owners put me through their version of the step program. Knock on door six times. Leave note on door four times. By then I felt so familiar there, I just grabbed some shots as I was leaving for the fourteenth time and called it good.

    71 opel manta

    True confession; there, I feel better now. But my experience trying to nab this Opel does not auger well for Fiat. But it was a noble pursuit. When was the last time you saw such a well-preserved original Manta? I may still, if only to fulfill family karma. Both my father and grandfather owned Opels. But then, their experiences with them were also less than fulfilling.

    My grandfather was a collector of doctorates. One of them was in medicine, so for a while he practiced gynecology in Silesia during the twenties. And he bought himself an Opel, like so many other doctors in Germany at the time. But he could never master its unsynchronized transmission and ended up hiring a driver to take him on his rounds. Until he decided to pursue another doctorate and sell the Opel. Eerily similar experience to my own father.

    71 opel manta

    Having never driven until our move to the US in , he initially bought only automatics for the family chariots. But when we moved to Baltimore in he needed a second car for his commute to the hospital yes, another doctor. So he bought a frog-green Opel Kadett A. The tiny, tinny box with a cc engine had a hair-trigger clutch, and he just could never get the hang of it.

    He perpetually made the car hop just like a frog. Well, after only three years, the Opel was showing fatigue from all that hopping, so off it went. And just now it occurs to me: It really is hard to escape family karma. And my endless blathering about it. But except for its sporty skin, it was an Opel Ascona sedan called stateside in every way.

    Which was mostly a good thing. Delightful handling for the times , despite no IRS. Just good attention to details to make a very tossable, controlled and vice-free ride.

    71 opel manta

    And the interior was decent and accommodating, especially for us taller folks. Great for un-Napoleonic folks like me, but it does make the Manta look a little tall and unbalanced, especially on the stock wheels. Slam it an inch or two on some decent rubber, and its GM golden-age styling still looks fresh. In I drove a Manta from the mountains of Wyoming to Iowa, courtesy of a driver who picked me up hitchhiking and needed a break in his non-stop cross-country sojourn.

    I felt like I was making love to his girlfriend while he was sleeping. Finding this Manta was like stumbling across a long-lost girlfriend, still looking nineteen years old. Can you blame me for the illicit photos?

    VRELE GUME - Opel Manta 1971 @ Oldtimer



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