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Opel Manta B

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Opel Manta B. 1975–88 (prod. 557,883 approx.). 2- and 3-door coupé. F/R, 1196 cm³ (I4 OHV), 1297, 1796 cm³ (I4 OHC), 1584, 1897, 1979 cm³ (I4 CIH), 2410 cm³ (I4 DOHC). Modern, crisp styling for second-generation Manta, with addition of fastback (CC, for Combi Coupé) model from 1977. Styling aped that of Chevrolet Monza (1975–80). Also sold as Vauxhall Cavalier Coupé, with different front end (see separate entry). Last Opel sold in UK before Vauxhall badge supplanted whole range. Facelift in 1982. Formed basis of Manta 400 Group B rally car (240 made with 2410 cm³ engine), and lessons learned on handling were incorporated into road cars, especially second-phase models after 1982.

Manufacturing location: Antwerpen, Belgium

Marque: Opel | Model: Opel Manta | Predecessor: Opel Manta A | Successor: Opel Calibra

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