Car Show Spotlights

Manta Rallye

1974 Opel Manta Rallye

1974 Opel Manta

This is a throwback to the Cache Valley Cruise-In I attended a few years back (2014). I hadn’t gotten to this spotlight before getting a new set of candids from the following car shows. I fondly remember this car as one of the few entries I’ve seen where the owner brings a model of their vehicle for display (matching colors even!)

More uniquely, this is a European sports car. A GM brand granted, but this vehicle was developed in direct response to the European Ford Capri. It’s nimbleness and price range are often associated with what BMW would have developed in the seventies if they were developing a $3,000 coupe. The 3 series introduced in the early eighties eerily has a lot of design similarities as this car.

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