Dimpas

New Manta fan from Athens Greece

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Hi All

I just joined in the Club and i hope to help and to be helped.

I know many about cars as i have owned for 13 years an Opel Kadett D and writing in mk1oc.com.

Now i have bought an Opel Manta B 1.3S GT  240.000 km with sunroof . The car is totally unsprayed and in original condition. There are no holes no previous accidents no . The seller was first owner and gave me the receipt of purchase in Deutsche Marks ...

I will upload pictures so you can see the car and i guess that if i need your advice i can ask for it !

Thank you for accepting me as a member of the  manta club forum.

My best wishes from Sunny Greece.

 

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Welcome to the club!

I am looking foward to seeing photos of your cars :)

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Thank you all for the welcome... I am in Saloniki right now and all day I and  2 good friends were working on the Manta....I have many to show to you boys  but today i will share with you the purchase receipt of the original owner. 6

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Welcome! 

Is Saloniki the same town called Thessaloniki?

Been there , was just wondering...

Waiting for pictures!

Grts, Herman.

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Yes ! The first owner is located in Sidirokastro near Thessaloniki. I came here to pick it up load it on a train and have it in Athens so to make all things needed to be in A1 condition.

Saloniki is sortcut to tell Thessaloniki....

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Hello and welcome.

Interested to see pictures of your car, the 1.3 was not available in the UK.

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Here you are...

All original ! Rotor arm is from 1984...

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Nice! Looks like you have found yourself an unusual (1.3 GT Coupe) and solid looking Manta! 

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The car looks to be in good condition. 

Thanks of the nice weather over there... The 1.3GT was also available in Belgium, but not very common.

I was once stationed in the harbour of Thessaloniki to transport Leopard battle tanks via Macedonia to Kosovo 

with my heavy tank transporter.

Keep up the good work!

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Today i drove it for about 30 kms... It has a very short gearbox and final ratio. With 4th gear and 100 kms per hour i have 3600 rpms.

The bad stuff: The carburator need cleaning , a good complete engine overhaul as it has 280.000 kms on it. I will keep it original. I am thinking of clange the stock contact ingnition system to electronic one. I must find a geniue piece of cloth like the one it has so to fix the 2 front seats.

The good points: No noise bang or rattles. The engine gear box is nice and all gears are smooth to engage. All locks lights and all work as it should be.

I will make a good restoration  plan so to have a nice result.

Thank you all for the welcome and I feel comfortable enough to ask your help. 

Oh,   Thesaloniki is a great city to live and it is the capital city of Macedonia a North Greek territory.

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That's strage,  my brother in law has just come back from Veles in Macedonia!

Anyway keep a project diary in the forum. It would be good to see your progress with you 1.3 coupe

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I will keep a full diary and photos of all progress made.As i am not in a hurry so I will collect all parts first and then make all repairs. 

To be honnest I study my Msc in Quality Assurance so i have not as much time i like to have....

The topic about what is called  Macedonia is HUGE.(and off topic). Just ask yourself, can French people claim  H.M. Queen Elisabeth being a  famous French queen??? (!!!!)

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Great to welcome you to the forum Dimpas. There are a few Mantas in Greece so keep looking out for them. There is an i200 for sale on the island I believe at the moment. 

It will be nice to see your car as it progresses. A rare one so we are glad to hear you are Saving it. 

 

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Kalosorises. Nice looking car.

I am surprised to see the hand brake warning light charged as on the receipt!

 

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