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It is a 74 with the big bumpers deleted. Last time I saw the car it had a 1.9 CIH with the stock 4 speed. The wheels came from Gil I believe.I'll bet the fire started right after it was rear ended. I lost mine to a very similar collision, but no fire. If it's anything like mine, the doors still worked just fine. I'm amazed at how strong the Manta body is.
So, I have a few questions...was it owned by anyone on the forum? The listing says 74, but the front valance looks more 71-73. The wheels are not to my taste but do not look cheap. So if they swapped sheetmetal and bought nice wheels, what's under the hood?
I found a couple "before" pics on the site. A very nice car indeed. I couldn't tell who the owner was from the thread, but perhaps some others who attended can recall.That's so sad. I know the car and its owner. It was very nice indeed. I hope he's ok. The car won best Manta at The Opel Nationals in Rohnert Park in 2015. It was also in Vegas in 2018.
I couldn't help but notice the dichotomy of the two vehicles parked here in Copart. A McLaren and a John Deere riding mower. Is this the greatest vehicular contrast of all time?Wow! That car is destroyed. I wonder how the engine looks. The wheels also don't look to burnt they could be saved. Copart is a pretty cool website where their are some destroyed super cars on their like this Mclaren GT. I have saw a few Opel gt's on their in the past year too.
And this is what it is supposed to look like.
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