I just purchased a '74 Manta as a parts car because it has a good front passenger fender which I need for my '75. After it was delivered, I found the body to be so solid that I am considering it as a project car. It still has the drivetrain in it (4 speed ) but the interior is mostly gutted. The things that lead me to believe it is a Rallye are the stripes and blackout around the hood, screw holes/indent where the rallye gauge pack was on the dash, padded steering wheel, black shift knob, and pedal for windshield washer. What confuses me is the interior, which I thought was all black on Rallye models. This one has blue vinyl on the lower door panels and B pillar post and a white headliner. The gauges and seats are gone, and the car presently has black door panels. The VIN number is OL77ND9097888, and the door tag lists a 10/73 build date. My '74 brochure does not say anything about Rallye's having an all black interior - it just states '74 Mantas could have tan, red, black, or blue interiors (not including the Luxus models). So, is it a Rallye or a regular Manta?
'74 Manta Project Car