Tuesday, January 27, 2015
5k: Most Bitchenest: 1973 Opel Manta
The Opel Manta A was a slim and nimble two-door fastback that shared a chassis and power-train with the Opel Ascona sedan. The Manta is one of the better handling cars of the era and were sold and maintained through GM's domestic Buick dealerships when new. Find this 1973 Opel Manta offered for an undisclosed price near Seattle, WA.
This Manta is a weird hodgepodge of stuff, looks like a '69-70 Mustang hoodscoop, little touches like the grille accents actually look pretty good, paint job is nice, but the wing is ridiculous and through all the add-on it still has a 4 cyl/automatic. With the auto, performance to 60mph can be clocked on a sundial.
You've got to love the seller's language/spelling in this one...but there has to be a better way.
And..in a rare DT double-feature tour de force, we offer up this survivor 4speed for $2500 (located here on craigslist...also near Seattle) which offers the potential to be so much more. The current asking price of only $2500 which is what most of the rust bucket Mantas have been going for. If the link is still there, you better start calling, cause it will not last at that price.
See another fun to drive classic from the '70s that won't break the bank? firstname.lastname@example.org