Lot 232 - 1983 Opel Manta

Lot 232 - 1983 Opel Manta

Lot 232 - 1983 Opel Manta

Lot Number 232
Registration YPK 988Y
Chassis Number 55D6057704
Engine Number 14005166
Odometer reading 40,240 miles
Result Sold - £3,248

Opel released the Manta A, back in 1970, as a competitor to the Ford Capri. Equipped with either a 1.6 or 1.9 litre CIH, (Cam In Head built by General Motors), and fitted with either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic, the Manta became known as one of the best handling cars in its class. This also proved well in the world of rallying, where it had great success in both Europe and the United States. In 1975, the Manta B was launched, which was basically a redesigned Opel Ascona, but with more sporty styling, similar to the UK equivalent of the Ascona, the Mk.1 Cavalier sports hatch. The next major update came in 1982 when the Manta received the updated 1.8 litre engine, like the one we have here. This engine was more economical and could also use unleaded fuel. This proved very popular and was used up until the end of the production run of the Manta.

This very nice example is presented in silver with grey interior. The owner carried out some welding to the subframe last year, of which the invoice can be seen in the history file, and the engine was serviced earlier this year. The history file also contains a sale brochure for the model old MoT test certificates and various other invoices. Please note that this car suffered some damage in December 1999 and was deemed a Category D Insurance loss. According to the HPI it states the vehicle was damaged but repairable and the insurer decided not to repair. The car has been taxed and has had an MoT since and is currently insured and taxed and on the road.

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