Nice car! Congrats on your acquisition.
Congratulations! Looks like you have a solid project to start with.Springfield?
I’d like to go & I was thinking it’d be a fun trip in the 1900SC (Should I call it a Manta?).
But basically Not sure.
And I’m just cynical enough that I’m not sure how much I can trust my new-old car.
I had inquired about this Manta with Mr. Lane. He told me that he had put a 1974 dash into it. The good news is the dash pad from OGTS is designed for the 74-75 dashes with the extra vent openings. I put a 74 dash in my 72 Ascona (it has less cracks than the original one). I'm thinking about putting tweeters into the extra openings.I just obtained my first Opel - this 1900 “Sport Coupe” (aka Manta). I bought it from a gentleman that had owned if for over 22 years and he said he has had over twenty five Mantas over the years. It needs some help from being in long term storage but is really solid and I haven’t been able to find any corrosion on it. It’s a forty footer, the paint isn’t very nice and has cracks all over. For what it’s worth it has a Rallye badge on the trunk. There are a number of unfortunate personal modifications on the car, although some I can understand such as the 14” BMW bottle cap wheels and others that are a matter of taste not to my liking. The interior is very functional but not stock, it has homemade vinyl door panels and Chevy S-10 front seats. The engine is unmodified except for a wacky electronic ignition system. And issues with the gauges. I’ll be checking it out more.
I know everyone likes pictures... and I know it's not a '72 dash cover...
Are they still doing the Woodword Avenue Dream Cruise out there? That used to be quite the event when we were living in Troy. I was the only Opel GT in site but I remember hundreds of classic cars in mint condition from all over the country. It was a good little boost to the economy down that 10 mile stretch or however long it was. Every summer. I’ve never seen anything like it since.Thanks for the encouragement and support.
super cool you figured out the tack!
Yes this car is a bit of a mash-up or a bitsa: a little bit from this car a few bits from that car… but it runs & shifts well and has new tires too.
I’m in Waterford, Michigan.
I hope I can arrange to be away for Springfield, it’s about 475 miles and just not sure how much risk taking the Opel would be.
Good to hear, I actually enjoyed the two weeks prior going up & down Woodward more than the actual event itself. Just a spectacular event! My GT was the beater in the bunch. Okay my intention wasn’t to hijack here but thanks for the update. I hope you can make it down there and spot another Opel !Yes the Woodward Dream Cruise is just a few weeks away. Because of Covid I haven’t gone since I moved back here & for ten years before that I was in Tennessee.
The actual cruise on Saturday is huge and the weekdays before there’s a lot of cars out too.
I have to see if I can spot any other Opel 1900 sport coupes.
X 2Nice looking Manta, and good call on the return to stock hood and trunk lid. It makes a big difference! Yes, I would call it a Manta as I believe the US was the only market that used the 1900 Sport Coupe name for ‘71-‘72, while it was known as a Manta in the rest of the world from the beginning.
Enjoy your Manta!