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Irmscher Man

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    Opel / VX / HSV cars, Good Ale and proper music.
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    Paul Brennecker

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  1. He's been to a few meetings in the past I believe, so you never know. It would be nice to see the road car again. I've not seen it for a few years now and I'm getting withdrawal symptoms.
  2. I believe so..... (I tend not to name folks on the forum however, at least not without their permission.) Personally, I think having 3 400's is possibly a bit greedy and he needs to let the road car go to a new loving home. Im quite prepared to stump up the asking price quoted in the summer '94 edition of Manta Magic!!!!
  3. Replacing the Door Window Seals

    Glad there are a few of us on the same wavelength Sam!
  4. This is a really excellent 400 and I'd be amazed if it doesn't smash its rather conservative estimate. This particular car was converted to RHD in Ireland by Pentlands Vauxhall dealers when it was virtually new. Original parts were used for the conversion and even under close inspection is is very hard to tell that it is anything other than totally standard, such is the quality of the conversion. On the topic of RHD Manta 400's, there was never really an "official" RHD version. Tony Fall had a RHD Manta 400 commissioned for Vauxhall to evaluate in 1982, with a view to it becoming a road production version. It was a special "one off" order from the Opel factory and when it arrived in the UK it was registered as DPP 117Y. From what I gather, there was little appetite for this to enter the Vauxhall model line up and the car ended up in the storage area of W Grose Vauxhall in Northampton, where it stayed for a number of years covered in dust (they were one of the original DOT dealerships). In 1990, DPP 117Y was purchased by Thurlby Motors in Lincolnshire who bought it along with all the associated paperwork and notes relating to the meetings that were held with GM executives about the project. It was professionally restored and spent the rest of its life in the Dealership showroom, as possibly the most awesome exhibit ever. Richard Walsh (the owner and still very active boss of Thurlby Motors) is a petrolhead through and through and has had various interesting cars and projects come through the doors over the years. When the dealership decided that they needed to free up This car was for sale via the OMOC magazine in 1994 for an amazing £12k (Oh hindsight etc etc). It was sold to another dealership up in Scotland I believe and sometime later, into private ownership. Being a 1982 car, it is a "pre Facelift" shell with a two slot front end and 2 air intakes on the scuttle panel. If I recall, it also has the earlier Blitz Interior, which makes it a very interesting and very rare beast indeed! If I could pick a favourite Manta from any that I have seen in the 29 years of being a member of this club, it would without a doubt be DPP 117Y and I am always slightly eaten away knowing that I could have bought this car 23 years ago.
  5. Replacing the Door Window Seals

    Glad it helped. I've reproduced this article to go into the next edition of Manta Magic, for the benefit of (and I'm wanting to type "Mr Kite" here)....non web members. :-)
  6. Hi there

    Hi Clive, great to have you back on here mate and as a paid up member too. Its interesting to see your custom solutions plants crop up from time to time.......they have reached legendary status in much the same way as Trevor Lewis bonnets! Hope you find a nice white GTE hatch as I can see you making a real nice job of that. I agree that they were once the epitome of what a Manta is all about and hatches don’t tend to get the same attention as coupes anymore. Hope to catch up some time soon. Get your butt over to a midlands pub meet one Friday and chew the cud. Cheers for now, Paul.
  7. Mike's Manta.

    Enjoying seeing your work Mike. Keep it up and let us know how it’s going. Great to see such attention to detail.
  8. Personally, I really like the Ice Blue, really suits the coupe and is a bit different. Not surprised it attracts attention as it really stands out. Like Monaco Blue says, I don’t think it will detract from the value, especially if it is a nice paint job and you certainly sound like the man to get that sorted properly. If it were me, I’d keep it that colour and that is coming from someone that usually loves originality! be great to see you at a meeting at some stage in the future. Love to see the car in the flesh too. Regards, Paul.
  9. Hi Cordell and welcome to the forum. There are a few members in the area and one of our active forum members lives in Woburn Sands. I'm sure Ian will pop along and say hello at some stage. I'm only up in Northants, so a short trip up the A5. If that's your Manta, it's a great colour. Looks fantastic. Cheers, Paul.
  10. Manta 400 for sale by auction

    Me thinks this will exceed the rather conservative auction estimate
  11. Coupe V8 Ireland

    I've always been a fan of Costume Exhaust Piles myself.......
  12. Manta B HT Leads - what do you recommend?

    I have a set of Magnecor leads Ben, and they are superb quality. They are £75 a set mind so they should be. They still make them to order: http://www.sparkplugs.co.uk/magnecor-ht-ignition-lead-set-45355
  13. Ebay: 84B GTE Hatch for sale

    Once again.......food for thought for those that reckon Mantas don't fetch good money.
  14. Not a manta

    That is a serious bit of kit.
  15. 88E White GTE Coupe for sale

    Now moved.