Lot 145 - 1971 Opel Manta 1.6 S

Lot 145 - 1971 Opel Manta 1.6 S

Lot 145 - 1971 Opel Manta 1.6 S

Lot Number 145
Registration HMT 231J
Chassis Number 599496689
Engine Number 1650065980
Odometer reading 59,850 km
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
  • A very well presented example
  • Desirable colour combination
  • UK Registered

In the UK, the first Manta was sold only as an Opel and was normally equipped with a 1.6 or a 1.9-litre CIH engine. In the United States, only the larger, 1.9-litre, engine option was offered. The Manta came with either a four-speed manual or a three-speed TH-180 automatic transmission and came to be known as one of the best-handling cars in its class, going on to win many rallying events in both Europe and America.

This very well-presented left hand drive Opel Manta 1.6 S was delivered new to Italy and was later imported to the UK in 1996. Since then, it has always been dry stored and as such it still presents in very good condition throughout. The interior, exterior and mechanical condition all support the indicated mileage, and the bodywork is in excellent condition. The paintwork is showing some minor signs of age but is largely very good and we are informed by the vendor that the Manta drives beautifully. Offered with a history file including an extensive MoT history since 1996 which supports the very low mileage of 59,850 km (37,189 miles), the UK registration document, two sets of original keys and a fitted immobiliser. Also included in the sale are the original steel wheels with hubcaps and bright trim rings. Rarely do you find a Manta in this condition and this example is an opportunity not to be missed. Consignor Daniel Godin


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