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1970-1975 OPEL Manta A Coupe specifications


Given Opel’s General Motors heritage, nobody should have been too surprised when the GT popped up in 1968 looking like a shrunken Corvette (although it had been previously seen as a concept car at the 1965 Frankfurt Motor Show). The Kadett provided most of the underpinnings while the body was built by Brissoneau & Lotz in France. The rotating headlamps were manually operated. Most GTs ended up in the US, presumably with owners who couldn’t afford to run the full-sized Corvette. Very nimble, very fun, very distinctive.

Production

  • Production:
    498,553
  • Price at launch:
    £1,475
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,750
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.2secs
  • Top speed:
    105.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    108.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    27.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4340mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2432mm
  • Width:
    1625mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    955kgs

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