Young_olds
Young_olds New Reader
7/24/21 11:28 a.m.

I've decided to sell the Opel, Idk what it's worth so, if interested get in touch and we can work on the price. Will need to be towed.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/mount-vernon-1975-opel-manta-v8/7355397989.html

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
7/25/21 6:25 a.m.

I neeeedd those Vegas. Good luck with the sale I think it will go fast

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
7/25/21 7:27 a.m.

Not in a place to buy, myself, but I remember this car, and it is sooo awesome. Pic:

GLWS

Young_olds
Young_olds New Reader
7/28/21 7:55 a.m.

Willing to sell car only if you don't want the parts stash.

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
8/3/21 7:52 a.m.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
8/3/21 8:18 a.m.

So beautiful 

DylanWelch
DylanWelch
8/4/21 5:58 a.m.

If I have it, I will modify it!

jgrewe
jgrewe HalfDork
8/18/21 8:06 p.m.

I just found an NOS nose panel (valance? fills hood to grill area) in my parents attic if someone buys this.

 

....maybe I should buy this....lol

no stop stop, too many projects, wrong side of the country

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
11/4/21 12:25 p.m.

I removed the Oz wheels, steering wheel and will be removing the moroso vacuum pump. It has rollers on it and I've been selling the extra engine parts separately. Willing to sell for $2500, pretty firm here as I have more money in the fiberglass and suspension then that( basically getting body and drivetrain free at this price). Willing to trade for 81-88 gbody cutlass. 

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
11/4/21 12:29 p.m.

This thread is the best collection of info and pictures of what was done.

https://www.opelgt.com/threads/75-manta-build.92866/page-8#post-1456424

iansane
iansane HalfDork
11/4/21 2:04 p.m.

Still need to be towed or does it drive?

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
11/4/21 2:18 p.m.

It does run and drive, the current issue is that the fan clutch is not locking up so it heats up when not moving also it does not have a steering wheel anymore. I am willing to deliver up to a few hours away.

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
11/4/21 2:23 p.m.

Aside from the fan and steering wheel I really would recommend going through the suspension and drivetrain fasteners before a longer trip( I did a 15-20min drive not too long ago). I torqued everything down during the rebuild/upgrade but I get paranoid about that kind of stuff.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/4/21 6:41 p.m.

Orginal CL ad link is bad now.  Want to refresh our memories about the specs on the car?

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
11/4/21 6:45 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

The Opelgt link will be best source for info and pictures. 
 

here is the current Craigslist add

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/mount-vernon-1975-opel-manta-v8/7400080791.html

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/4/21 8:02 p.m.
iansane
iansane HalfDork
11/5/21 9:08 a.m.

I'm really glad I don't have the time to go get this. It looks really, really fun.

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
11/16/21 10:52 p.m.

She has a steering wheel again. Sparco with nrg quick releases.


 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/mount-vernon-1975-opel-manta-v8/7406900108.html

Young_olds
Young_olds Reader
12/1/21 9:28 p.m.

Sold

CharlieFoxtrot
CharlieFoxtrot New Reader
12/22/21 8:33 p.m.

I drew a picture of that car when I was about 14!  (40 years ago)  Flares and all!  Love it!

Wildman78
Wildman78 New Reader
3/27/22 12:26 a.m.

Hey How Are you? Love the Opal looking good man. I've been looking for a set of Oz Vega wheels and i seen you had bought a few diffrent sets about a year ago when i was looking just now. Wanted to ask if you still have any of the wheel parts your not gonna use looking for the  4 lug 4X108s if you still have any of that stuff would be intrested in buying from you.evenif its just the centers to build off of. Thanks For your time and hope to hear from you. 

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