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Manta year

Scott;
This looks to be the early to mid 80's Manta B. This is the type of Manta that my 5-spds came from.
 

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Gene - I know it's 80's. I need to know the exact year...if anyone can tell me. Thanks. -SD
 

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Manta B

Scott;
I seriously doubt that most anyone here is going to be able to give you the exact year, as we didn't get that model. Yes, I know you know this, but, where you should be asking your questions is a German site. You should also post the pics you took also. The Germans would be able to tell you far more easily than anyone here.
Gene
 

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gene you must also remember that in europe thay dont change a model for each year so this can br any of 4-5 years and all you can do to find the year is the chassis number
 

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Look thru some dealer brochures online or find a Manta B club site. I have a feeling the 2.0 badging and thin shiny blade type bumpers may give a good clue. I would guess late 70's.
 

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It is definitley 75-78 manta but it has not original headlamps. these were taken from later models. There were not 5 speed gearboxes ni such early models. 5speed gears were mounted in 79-88 mantas. I am convinced about it as 79-88 mantas were not equipped with chrome bumpers but it may be a kind of mix of different mantas.
 

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It looks like a very early Manta B, single slot grill, chrome bumpers. Obviously wheels and lights are not original, and I would hazard a guess it would probably be a 1.9 with a varajet carb and a 4 speed, but the engine size and fuel delivery varied with country of sale...sorry I can't be more specific.
The bumpers are the 1 feature which narrows it to '76-'79...In '80 they switched to plastic bumpers, in UK at least....
 
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