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  1. Manta with Saab turbo engine

    It's an interesting one! As you say it looks like it's all be done well and it's crying out for a 400 kit, but it doesn't float my boat, however, each to their own. I suspect it will struggle to get more than the £5K starting price.
  2. Excellent news! Sounds like it's going to be a cracker once completed! You are spot-on about bodged repairs but in most cases said repairs aren't expected to last 20 plus years. Most people just want a quick fix to get an MOT. However, cars such as this deserve better. My own GT/E succumbed to rot when 12 years old when the repairs needed were going to cost more than the car was worth at that time (probably around £500). It went to meet its maker shortly after. I doubt you will be selling this one for £4995!
  3. It does look nice. I notice the service book is still in-situ too. Silver GT/E's with the Chicago interior are quite rare.
  4. This looks a very tidy example. Offers around £5000: https://www.gumtree.com/p/opel/opel-manta-2.0-gt-e/1283765747 No MOT history so presumably as he says, been stored for many years.
  5. 84A GT/E Hatch Anthracite

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  7. https://www.brightwells.com/classic-motoring/leominster-classic-vintage/leominster-classic-vintage-march-2018/catalogue-7th-march/ "....First registered in October 1986, this particular GTE hatchback has had just two owners since 1990 and five in total. The previous owner bought the car in March 1990 with 28,833 miles on the clock and kept it until 2005. During those 15 years he racked up another 84,600 miles, keeping a detailed maintenance log which included no fewer than 24 oil and filter changes, an average service interval of just 3,500 miles. The Manta never once let him down and he concludes his log by saying it was the best car he had ever owned in 36 years of driving. By the time the current keeper acquired the car in January 2005 it had covered 113,400 miles and he only added another 400 miles to this tally before putting the car into storage, the last MOT having expired in October 2006. Recently taken out of hibernation and recommissioned (including four new tyres and a new fuel pump), it remains in highly original condition throughout and is due to have a new MOT in time for the sale. Documentation includes the aforementioned service log, 13 old MOTs back to 1994 and all the original handbooks in the original wallet....."
  8. Fare play. I'd imagine that might take a while being an Exclusive. I'll take your word for it being Monaco Blue! It looks darker in the photo.
  9. Any more details? It looks like Starmist Black in the photo.
  10. Seems this has sold. The Ebay ad now states they have acquired an Exclusive Coupe for which can be reserved with a deposit. An interesting idea. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-GT-1984-Now-Sold-but-we-have-just-taken-delivery-of-a-Coupe-Exclusive/263476892070?hash=item3d587251a6:g:px8AAOSw86JafwQe
  11. Now relisted with photos: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-manta-gte-coupe/183065053378?hash=item2a9f8708c2:g:OH8AAOSwEW9affJz
  12. Very true, I wouldn't disagree but the 16V was only introduced to the Astra in late 98 by which time it was too late for the Manta. It would have been a giant killer if it had been fitted.
  13. Agreed on both counts. Some decent photos and a better description would make all the difference. The sun must shine up there occasionally! One thing's for sure, that's the engine that Opel should have fitted to the run-out batch of Exclusives. It would have made all the difference, as it did for the Cavalier SRi.
  14. I doubt this car needs any introduction: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/opel-manta-sri-130-engine/183063194172?hash=item2a9f6aaa3c:g:jgQAAOSwgsxafK5H
  15. Despite the surface rust this looks like it could be a nice car after some TLC: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-manta-srb-sh-sports-hatch-auto-super-solid-only-82000-miles-full-mot/323062188213?hash=item4b3801c8b5:g:cC4AAOSwtfRae0yp