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Opel Manta B Combi Coupé (CC) 1979 (3319)

Manufacturer: Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim - Germany / General Motors Company, Detroit - USA

Type: Manta B Combi Coupé (CC) / Hatchback 1.9N

Production time: October 1978 - mid-year 1982

Production outlet: unknown

Production outlet: 557,940 (all Manta B Series August 1975-August 1988)

Engine: 1897cc straight-4 GM CIH Opel 1900 SOHC

Power: 75 bhp / 4.800 rpm

Torque: 135 Nm / 3.000 rpm

Drivetrain: rear wheels

Speed: 155 km/h

Curb weight: 1016 kg

Wheelbase: 99.1 inch

Chassis: self-supporting and all-steel body

Steering: steamed rack & pinion with helical teeth

Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / floor shift

Clutch: single dry plate disc

Carburettor: Opel 35/40 INAT

Fuel tank: 50 liter

Electric system: Bosch 12 Volts 36 Ah

Ignition system: distributor and coil

Brakes front: hydraulic discs

Brakes rear: hydraulic drums

Suspension front: independent upper double wishbones, unequal length arm, lower simple wishbones, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers

Suspension rear: central joint rigid axle with drawbar (central hinge axis), two trailing arms, wishbones, track bar, Panhard rod, sway bar, longitudinal coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers

Rear axle: live

Differential: hypoid 3,67:1

Wheels: 5J x 13 steel discs

Tires: 165 SR 13

Options: five-speed manual, Ople three-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock braking system (ABS)



- The Manta B Series is a “sporty styled” Ascona B (Department N11, George Gallion and Erhard Schnell) with a droop-snoot nose, introduced in 1975.

- The Combi Coupé (CC) or Hatchback had a large tailgate, very similar to the Monza.

- The Manta B was built by General Motors in Antwerp (Belgium) with many engine variants.

- The Vauxhall equivalent of the Manta was the Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch and Cavalier Mk1 Coupe: in total 238,980 units built between 1975 and 1981.

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Taken on June 19, 2016