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Name
Chris
Year
1974
Make
Opel
Model
Manta
Color
Yellow
History
Unknown
Hi,

I pulled a 1974 Manta from the woods on a neighbor's farm on December 22, 2021. I had been parked there for at least 20 years and is not really stripped, but vandalized (all glass broken). My interest is to restore it to as near factory as possible. The good news is that the rust isn't that bad even though the floor boards were filled with water with a small eco-system and the windshield wipers work! No key or title. I have a large garage behind my house I built just to restore cars for a hobby. I have the tools and experience, just not the parts which as it turns out are hard to come by for this car.

Mostly what I need is glass at this point. I have already begun to restore the rims (missing one) and have all NOS emblems ordered. Also a need seat frames, the ones I have are very rusted.

Can you help me with locating parts? I would even buy a parts car if someone can part with one.

Thank you from a fellow new Opel Manta owner!
Sincerely, Chris




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Modifications

Drivetrain
Standard 1.9
Interior
Standard, weather and time customized
Exterior
yellow
Audio
AM
Lighting
not working
Exhaust
non-existent
Suspension
Likes to jump, but not much rust!
Wheel and Tire
Standard 4 open wheels, missing one

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Just added another 1974 Manta. This one is a maroon colored Luxus. From York PA and rusted in the usual places. My intention was to use this for parts, but now I like both too much to part. Still searching from parts. I normally prefer 1970's GM full size so this is unusual for me but now I have a Manta collection.

Still looking for parts or a parts car for both now!!





 
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