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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Opel
Model
Manta Blue Max
Color
blue
Packages
Blue Max
History
purchased on Ebay in L.I. NY, 2009. Previous documented owners in CA, WA and NY. Restoration completed 08/2014

SOLD VIA EBAY IN 2016, RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA
1973 Opel Manta Blue Max (blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Completely original stock engine with documented 66k original miles. New Manta B brake master cylinder and a Ford Ranger brake fluid reservoir. A new Weber carburetor conversion. Period correct after market coolant overflow tank.
Interior
Totally redone to match original with exception of fake vinyl applique wood trim around the instrument panel which I've deleted for all black, and also lightly staining the plywood pieces on the door trim which originally also had fake vinyl wood applique. The lighter color natural wood hue makes for a nice interior contrast with the blue interior surfaces. Front seat belts are new, with blue webbing and chrome buckles. Instrument head is from a European Manta A with tach, speedometer and odometer now reading in kilometers.
Exterior
Newly applied exterior paint is a very nice match to original strato- blue
(aka, monza blue). Period correct German license plate on front.
Vinyl roof deleted and chrome trim around wheel wells and rocker deleted. Rear bumper re-chromed, missing rubber trim strip. Front bumper OEM original.
Audio
Installed, period correct "Realistic" am-fm w/cassette stereo.
Suspension
Stock
Wheel and Tire
stock steel wheels with Toyo 185R-70-13 tires

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