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Opel Manta Coupe


Produced: 1970-1975, 498553 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
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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.


1196ccS4 OHVOpel OHV (Kaddett engine)79mm x 61mm0
1897ccS4 OHC93mm x 69.8mm9
1584ccS4 OHC85mm x 70mm0

Fuel System

Solex1Twin-choke downdraught


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
105 mph11.2 s18.2 s27 mpg90 bhp 5100Rallye 1.9S


DiscDrumServo assisted


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 0"4' 4"4' 4"14' 2"5' 4" 0 (18)0' 0"

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