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  • Original, unmodified Manta A Elegant interior with full factory fittings
  • Rare and elegant 1970s coupé
  • Recently renewed MOT
  • Good history file with regular maintenance

The Appeal

Ford had the Capri, Opel had the Manta, both European coupes influenced by transatlantic concepts. The original Manta A took its name and styling cue from General Motors' Manta Ray concept, which also influenced the C3 Corvette.

That's where the similarities end, because the Manta A has been designed as a light, agile sports car, perfect for Europe's winding roads. Of the choice of engines available, the 1.2-litre engine was the most popular option for many buyers. This 1973 1200 S is a timely reminder of the beauty and elegance of these cars.

Now very rare, it is in beautiful, factory standard, unmodified condition, including such delightful features as the Rostyle wheels - complete with their chrome embellishers - and the vinyl sports seats. It is in good used condition, as certified by a recently renewed MOT.

The History and Paperwork

  • The seller estimates that this car was first registered in 1973.
  • The chassis is colour coded 303, which is factory metallic green
  • The car is now white, presumably following an earlier restoration in which it was repainted
  • Old invoices covering regular maintenance
  • MOT renewed on 20 March 2024

The Condition 

  • Unmodified and original factory car in white with good overall condition
  • Stylish car with neat period details such as Rostyles and rear blind
  • The bodywork is in good condition but buyers should note some deterioration to the lower panels
  • Evidence of previous sill and arch repairs to be noted in photos
  • Stylish Rostyle steel wheels, factory correct with chrome embellishments
  • Matching spare wheel in boot with some tools
  • Underbody looks good with recently renewed technical inspection
  • Well maintained interior with original equipment in slightly weathered condition
  • Vinyl and black cloth seats are well maintained showing slight deterioration to some stitching
  • Dashboard in good condition with good fittings and veneer showing slight wear 80's Tamashi cassette radio and integrated speakers in rear parcel shelf
  • The ceiling is clean and in good condition with no noticeable sagging

The Mechanics

  • GM 4-cylinder 1,196cc 60hp engine
  • 4-speed manual gearbox
  • Well maintained car with regular bills for work
  • Recently renewed technical inspection
  • No running or driving problems recommended

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Opel
  • Model Manta
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 119,645 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1196
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Normandie
  • Location International
  • Country France

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