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Opel Manta CC series (Hatchback) Fact File by Paul Brennecker
Produced From: 1978 - 1982, 1982 - 1988 (Facelift model)
Total Number Produced: within the Manta B figures.
"Now our thriller has two exciting endings", October 1978 saw the introduction of the new Manta hatchback, launched the same time as the Vauxhall Cavalier Sportshatch.
The hatch was Berlinetta spec with the 2.0 litre engine (the Cavalier was 1.6 litre or 2.0 litre). There was a wide opening tailgate with folding rear seats, and a fully carpeted load space where the spare wheel was stored flat.
The Manta hatch (or CC, CombiCoupe, as it was known by Opel) had a price tag of £4,971.33, while the coupe was £4,256.67.
1978 options were:
The range remained unchanged until October 1979.
That was from the October 1979 Opel catalogue and it marked the introduction of a face lift for the Manta range. On the outside, new black plastic covered bumpers (similar to the Mk1 Astra), with integral indicators, replaced the chrome ones.
The interior saw a change with redesigned headrests and front seats which gave more rear legroom. There were new carpets and new velour material for the seats and door pads, which also had the wood insert deleted. A front spoiler was a dealer fitted option.
"Stylish, quick and highly affordable - The 1.8S Hatch", 1982 saw the final incarnation of the Manta hatchback, when the facelifted model was launched at the same time as the updated Manta Coupe.
The 1982 Hatchback model featured integral bumpers and a new front air dam design - the same as for the Coupe models. The hatchback was offered with the same levels of trim as the Coupe, being offered in standard 1.8S, Berlinetta and GT/E models
As many of the options were the same as the coupe, follow the following link Manta B 81-88
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