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hi there all. i see theres a lack there of in the opel section. we should have a go to thread for all opel owners.

mine is a 1973 opel manta that i bought in 2011 with 24,995 miles on the clock! and last month i rolled it over to 30,000 on a fall color cruise. still has 2 original tires. i'm the second owner. have all the original paperwork.

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Nice original car! You are fortunate to have found a Manta, and in such nice condition. GTs seem to be all around, but not the Manta body style. I bought a '73 Rallye new and loved that car. Earlier in the year I tried to find another one, but to no avail. I gave up and bought a '64 Skylark instead.

Jim

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Great idea for a thread, hopefully it will take off. Oh and nice Manta also. Where are you? would love to see some pics from the fall color cruise.

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My second car was a Kadette station wagon, I took the picture in 1973 but forgot the car 🚘 year. 1966?

high school friends!

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the Opel was bought in Miami in 1973 and taken to school in Texas. During the trip the alternator failed when I went through a tunnel in Mississippi. It was even hard to get parts for these cars back then so I installed a fresh battery and made it all the way to Kerville, TX where a Chevy alternator was adapted. I drove this car all the way down to Mexico 🇲🇽 City and then back to Miami where I got sideswiped few blocks from the house. The Opel saw its final days and it was later turned in for salvage. Take a look at the curtains.....this was my Motel back then

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On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 9:47 AM, Elpad said:

My second car was a Kadette station wagon, I took the picture in 1973 but forgot the car 🚘 year. 1966?

high school friends!

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Looks like a '68.  I had one except it was dark blue.  Great car.  Drove it over 150,000 miles.

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Here are a few pics of my 74 Manta Luxus, which I've owned since 1979 and is affectionately known as "Hooptie". We've made  at least 8 trips across country from  California to Washington,  DC along with numerous trips between DC and Connecticut, DC and Detroit, and DC and Alabama. Always has been a trusty road companion! I've recently completed its restoration (if you're ever really complete), with much help from Todd, Tammy and Debbie at Opels Unlimited - those guys are fantastic. 

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Beautiful car! It brings back memories of my own Opel, a 1973 Manta Rallye that I had while at college. Mine was the same color as yours, except that mine had the flat black hood. It was a blast to drive. I wish there were more of them around.

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Just found this pic on FB, might as well posted here to se if someone can ID model & year.... looks60’s

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On ‎5‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 3:51 PM, mp67riv said:

Here are a few pics of my 74 Manta Luxus, which I've owned since 1979 and is affectionately known as "Hooptie". We've made  at least 8 trips across country from  California to Washington,  DC along with numerous trips between DC and Connecticut, DC and Detroit, and DC and Alabama. Always has been a trusty road companion! I've recently completed its restoration (if you're ever really complete), with much help from Todd, Tammy and Debbie at Opels Unlimited - those guys are fantastic. 

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Very nice looking car.

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