Well known in the club , I bought this from Neil in Yorkshire over 2 years ago. Unfortunately last year,due to loss of job I had to sell it but a previous owner bought it back and it returned to Scotland.
The new owner had a change of heart and sold the car on , to an uncommitted new owner who decided to "under seal" the car, then offer it up for sale.
Its months away from my warm garage and cosseted care has seen a fair bit of deterioration on the body condition which I am temporarily treating - it reminded me how much first Manta literally disintegrated being outside over a Glasgow winter.
Jobs done in the last few weeks:
full wash and wax
full day taking the underseal overspray off the paintwork
oil and filter change
coolant flush and change
superglue the drivers door pocket that someone had carelessly "booted"
fixed both the door speakers (loose connections)
ordered a full new exhaust !
changed the fuel filter
Plan is to use it for the next couple of months then put it in dehumidified storage until it can be stripped and fully restored to original spec with a 5 speed and PAS conversion.
if anyone has any NOS parts for this they want to sell then let me know as I will be collecting them gradually as I can afford prior to restoration.
I'll be losing the boot spoiler!