Ascona 400 rally car. 1984 Opel Manta 400 Group B Rally Car

OPEL ASCONA 400 GR.4

ascona 400 rally car

August marks the end of production for the Ascona C, replaced by the. Driving under immense pressure, she crashed twice; her co-driver, Fabrizia Pons lost her itinerary in the first accident, therefore they made the second mistake, which ruined the Audi. This is a restoration project. The cars were all based on the '74 Berlinetta model, which was a luxury model, with a full gauge pack, alloy wheels and automatic transmission. The Group B Opel Manta 400 carries over the same front-mounted 16-valve engine and coil sprung, Panhard rod, live rear axle as featured on the of 1979. Inject the stiffly sprung chassis and sporting Bilstein damping and you have a car that is very hard to catch cross-country, whether the going be A or B-class.

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Opel Ascona B 400 (Group 4 / B)

ascona 400 rally car

If featured Recaro seats with red cloth, a sleek gray leather-like interior and the full bodypack from the i200 models. Fed by 48mm Weber carburetors, this setup was capable of around 240 horsepower, with later versions reaching up to 280. A great deal was carried over from the old car including the 2. The Engineering company turned instead to Opel's number one tuner of the time; Steinmetz. It took 27 another years before its successor model, the , won 2009 European Car of the Year by only 1 point from the Second placed. Another interesting project was started at Opel around the same time that the Manta B 400 was being finalised: the. To keep his visit as short as possible, and due to other official duties, Geistdörfer and Berglund did the reconnaissance runs of the 5,000 grueling kilometers alone and made the pace notes without Röhrl.

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Opel Ascona

ascona 400 rally car

As of May, the five-speed transmission was available in all models. In the United Kingdom market, the original Manta was sold only as an Opel, with no Vauxhall-branded Manta or Ascona until following the launch in 1975 of the Manta B1 and Ascona B. Requires at least partial restoration. Bad Points:- Needs Seats, harnesses and cage. The Opel alloy-headed four measures 2410 cc 95 mm by 85 mm and carries Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection to feed its 9. The five-speed transmission was now also made available in the 1.

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Opel Ascona B 400 (Group 4 / B)

ascona 400 rally car

Kevlar bonnet, boot lid, front and rear wings with wheel arch extensions, side skirts, doors and rear spoiler Front suspension double unequal wishbones with coil springs, Bilstein telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar Rear suspension live axle with 4 longitudinal links, panhard rod, coil springs and Bilstein telescopic gas shock absorbers. These are both very, very different cars, albeit cars linked by a shared motorsport heritage and cult, near rabid followings. The power output was now 110 bhp. Following the success of the Manta 40 the rare i200 and i240 were produced in 1983. Although I enjoyed the Manta and was very impressed with its handling, seating comfort and mpg performance balance, there is no way I could ever see myself parting with that sort of money for this car unless I either lived in Ireland, or the Isle of Man, where it would be most enjoyable in everyday use or I was a keen road rally competitor who wanted an interesting dual purpose vehicle. The Opel Ascona A launched in 1970 and sold across Europe was, however, the first mainstream Opel model to carry the name.

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Team Blitz

ascona 400 rally car

The Manta B model the Exclusive was debuted in 1986 by Opel and it featured all of the best in equipment. However, many privateers would continue to rally the car and achieved much success in national events. Someone has kindly smashed the headlight units, and chip out of rear drivers light too, all easy to find. The vehicle was considered to expensive to construct, and at the time the market was inundated with big engine cars, but Transeurop Engineering didn't agree. There were no longer sheet metal differences between Opel and Vauxhall models after 1982. This was the most popular engine used by Opel at the time and was also found in several Opel Rekord cars.

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Opel Manta B 400 (Group B)

ascona 400 rally car

The two Opels are now a mainstay of historic rallies across Europe, also participating in exhibition events such as the. The Ascona 400s were built at General Motors' plant in Antwerp. Data is for the German market. The Ascona C was launched in August 1981 as part of. The output was 142 bhp and could reach 0-60 mph in just 7. Overall an appearance and gauge package, the most obvious difference was the addition of a black hood and on 70-73 models and new fog lamps.

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Opel Ascona B 400 group 4 (1980)

ascona 400 rally car

Do not send money by bank, if your not 100% certain or if the ad looks to good to be true. A three-door hatchback model was introduced in 1977 alongside the existing two-door booted car. The Ascona C was also assembled in , where it was sold by , replacing the Chevrolet Ascona which was based on the Ascona B. The car was developed by Opel alongside the which consisted of the same changes. The Mantra, unlike the Ascona 400, made full use of Kevlar body panels. Other elements are more obviously 400-inspired, most notably the bodykit and wheels.

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