• The Firenza was a slightly different body style but packed a punch for sure! Either the Buick 215 (Rover) or the DZ302 would be a nice way to go. Several youtube videos of wrong-side drive Opel Manta A series V8s.

    • Rod,
      Yeah, the blue one looks like a lot of car for the money. Swap on some slim bumpers, clean it up, drive it for a few years, and easily double your money on fleabay. Send us some pictures after you buy it!

  • Gots to catch up on my DT comments…

    These things were just gorgeous in their time, the big bumpers can FOAD but the rest of it…just another perfect shape from the trailing end of an era when GM Corporate Design could do no (or at least very little) wrong.

    Design-wise this was a baby Holden Monaro of the day, halfway between a '69 and a '70.5 Camaro. One of the last bits of GM beauty before everything went in the mid '70s shitter.

    They were decent cars to drive, certainly not fast and nothing particularly special about the bits underneath, but somewhere between a Ford Escort and a 2-liter Ford Capri.

    The Ascona/Manta/1900 family has seen some swaps, some of the XB and Ecotec fours, maybe even a late Saab B234, think the later LNF and similar turbo direct-injection motors have some high-pressure fuel pump hardware on the end of the head that makes it a tough fit in something like this…

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