The Manta was an innovative step for Opel. It wasn't just an old model that disappeared; a completely new model came onto the market. The Opel Manta was new, elegant and sporty. An attractive compartment in which four people could sit comfortably. There was a growing market for coupes, and the Manta quickly became popular for its looks and power, reminiscent of a sports car.
Love for vintage cars
Frits' passion for vintage cars runs deep. His warehouse almost resembles a museum in the making, including a beautiful VW Panorama bus and an Opel Kadett A coupe, both in excellent condition. In his youth, Opel Mantas were everyday cars that you often saw on the road. Perhaps for Frits it is a kind of nostalgia for that time; his love for the Opel Manta appears to be undiminished. Today it is a popular collector's item. Frits visits events to meet old acquaintances and talk about their shared hobby. It shows how important childhood memories can be, and how they can influence current preferences for certain brands and types.
The full story
Frits himself can tell the whole story about his impressive Opel Manta: “My search took several years. I wanted the more luxurious version of the Opel Manta, the Berlinetta with a 1900 cc engine. The appearance has also always appealed to me. The luxurious vinyl roof fits perfectly with the seventies.”
Frits: “Although the car already looks beautiful, I am still going to give it a new beauty treatment. I want to optimize the technical aspects as a winter project. When I'm working on my classics, I'm completely focused on this hobby. The hours fly by unnoticed, and those are the happiest moments for me. At those moments, the world revolves solely around the Opel Manta Berlinetta. I think I have retained the child within myself and am throwing myself into this adventure with enthusiasm, my belated boyhood dream.”