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  • Opel Manta A series SR & Rallye





    Designed to appeal to the 'sporting' driver with options chosen to give the car a racier look; in the 70's this meant copious amounts of black trim and extra gauges.

    Early examples (1970 & 1971) are sometimes referred to as "Rallye" and have a special "Rallye" badge on the boot lid.

    Often these Rallyes had optional matt black paint over the bonnet & front wing tops the racing theme was completed by thick black side stripes running the length of the vehicle and even over the boot lid. Furthermore, instead of Rostyle type wheels, Rallyes had hub type sports wheels very similar to that on the Opel GT.

    Few genuine examples of the Rallye model remain.

    The SR model is relatively plentiful and is a highly desirable model because of the higher specification: full instruments, sports wheels, 1.9 engine, etc.


    1900cc engine as standard (1600cc engine optional)

    Black vinyl interior

    Black headlining & sun visors

    Black carpet

    Optional black vinyl roof

    Optional matt black paint over bonnet & front wing tops

    Optional extra thick black side stripes running the length of the vehicle and over the boot lid

    Sports steering wheel

    Dashboard tachometer (rev counter)

    Pod above centre console with oil pressure, clock and ammeter gauges

    H1 Halogen headlamps

    Uprated front & rear springs

    13 x 5.5J Sports wheels (rostyle except on early examples)

    185/70HR 13 tyres

    Twin tailpipe extension on rear silencer

    "Stingray" badge on front wings

    "1900" badge on front wings

    3.67 - 1.00 rear axle with manual transmission

    3.44 - 1.00 rear axle with automatic transmission



    Photo: note the all-black interior considered "sporty" in the 70's


    Optional Black bonnet and wing tops.

    Edited by mantaray


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