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picked it up on friday... wasn't running, but a few good wacks with a screwdriver on the carb freed up the float valve and it sprung to life...

It's a 1972 1900-57R, 2dr ralley I guess... original manuals and even shop manual came with it. 1.9 liter motor, the previous owner (and only owner), said he milled the head .050 (i calculate at a new CR of 8.48), re-jetted the carb, and recurved the timing. it won't be for another month or 2 till I have it on the road. Every thing is there and works. I have to take care of a little rust here an there. It's a 4spd too...
It's a pretty cool little car, should be fun fun fun!!!

BTW I'm from Milford CT, I notice a few people on here are in CT.

My other car is a 72 Buick Skylark
 

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So is this a Manta? Cause I can't find ANY references to it being a Manta, except it matches the pictures of mantas online? Was that just the name of the European version?
 

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Yup, it's a Manta. In the first two years of sales in the US, it was referred to as the 1900 Sport Coupe. But any model 57 is a Manta.

Bob
 
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