Opel Manta Coupe
1970-1975, 498553 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
In a bid to take on the might of the Ford Capri, Opel launched its own small coupe, the Manta Coupe in 1970. Like the Capri the Manta shared its platform and running gear with a saloon model, in this case the equally new Opel Ascona.
A choice of engines were available for the Manta including 1196cc, 1584cc engines and later, a 1897cc unit. With all-coil suspension and front discs the small coupe came with a good level of equipment and proved to be a pleasant car to drive.
|1196cc||S4 OHV||Opel OHV (Kaddett engine)||79mm x 61mm|
|1897cc||S4 OHC||93mm x 69.8mm||9|
|1584cc||S4 OHC||85mm x 70mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|105 mph||11.2 s||18.2 s||27 mpg||90 bhp 5100||Rallye 1.9S|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|103||Opel Manta 1.9SR Coupe||Barons||28 Oct 2012||-||£2700.00|
|Unknown||Opel Manta 1.9 Auto A Series||Anglia Car Auctions||9 Apr 2011||-||£3255.00|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|185520326X||Opel GT Gold Portfolio 1968-73||Brooklands Books|
|1855203642||Opel Manta Limited Edition 1970-75||Brooklands Books|
Dads v Sons
|Publication||Practical Classics April 2007|
|Dads v Sons - Since Practical Classics was launched more than 25 years ago the range of cars we've come to regard as classics has grown enormously. Some of the more traditional motors seen in our first few issues now have descendants that are classics in their own right - and can provide serious competition for the originals. jaguar S-Type v XJ40, Triumph TR3 v TR7, Alfa Spider v Spider, Opel Manta v Calibra.|
Buyer's Guide Express - Opel Manta
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 21/28 December 2011|
|Buyer's Guide Express - Opel Manta - Inexpensive, rarer that a Capri, and boasting a motorsport heritage to boot, the Opel Manta B/C must rate as one of the classic world's best-kept secrets, says MIKE LE CAPLAIN.|