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    Martin Stephen

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  1. It was registered in March 2007. The 'EL' suffix was Bournemouth, so a local car. It could be one of the original Exclusives, but suspect Dan is right. Who'd fit the bump strips to an Exclusive! I've tracked it down on Google maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.6597059,-2.5965817,3a,75y,243.23h,80.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1qJE5CVA1w1Ycs2UncIgpg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 It was uncovered when this was taken (July 2016).
  2. Ebay: 83A GTE Hatch in white

    Relisted: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-GTE-/222613253697?hash=item33d4c8ae41:g:z1cAAOSwOMdZXT8C Closed at £850 last time around.
  3. Monaco Blue Exclusive Coupe

    That's a pity. A missed opportunity perhaps but other things have a habit of getting in the way. As you say, it does sound cheap now despite the work required.
  4. Monaco Blue Exclusive Coupe

    Sounds like a second chance for Dan to perform some magic on it again!
  5. Monaco Blue Exclusive Coupe

    I also notice it now says it needs a complete restoration: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-Exclusive-2L-Coupe-GTE-/263142961756?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368 "....This extremely rare Manta coupe does require I have been told a complete restoration, the interior is in very good condition and she also drives very well, If you have the knowledge (or know someone) and take your time I believe she is worth saving and putting back to her former glory, I have owned this vehicle for almost 3 years now but because of work commitments haven't got the time required she needs so has been sorn for 18 months and stored in my garage, the pictures show she is not as bad as a few I have seen being total rust buckets ! To summarise you are buying a complete restoration project and is priced accordingly I have reduced my price dramatically based on what I was told so please no offers as allows several thousands of pounds and would still make a good investment as restored was advised should be worth £10/12k .I shall require a NON REFUNDABLE deposit pay pal of £250 with balance cash on collection , I will try and answer any questions you may have Thanks for looking".
  6. Interesting! It sold for £1250 first time around. No MOT since 2011.
  7. 4-owners and 68K miles. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-OPEL-MANTA-2-0-GTE-AUTO-1987-HATCHBACK-IDEAL-FOR-WINTER-PROJECT-RUNS-GREAT-/222609917438?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368
  8. Despite the protestations, I think it looks rather smart and wouldn't say no. It's certainly streets ahead of all the others we have seen for sale recently. It does look like a good one and spotless inside & out. The re-trimmed Recaro's look lovely. The main reason the Centaur never sold particularly well was basically down to price. It had a 50% mark-up on the donor car. Registered in June 1988. I notice the MOT history goes back to 2006 shows no advisories whatsoever.
  9. It would look better in black. A search of Google Images only unearthed one other with a vinyl roof and it is the same re the rear door. You live and learn!
  10. Yes, I agree. One of the nicest colours! Not so sure about the tan vinyl roof however. Was the hatch door not normally covered in vinyl as well? Looks a bit odd.
  11. Secret project 2, 1800 Exclusive Hatch

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-manta-exclusive-/263127422271?hash=item3d439dd53f:g:5esAAOSwNJ5Zhk90 Terrific looking car!
  12. Only 47K miles! Looks very nice: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1980-Vauxhall-Cavalier-Sports-Hatch-2000-GLS-Auto-/232436961012?hash=item361e528ef4:g:nqkAAOSwMedZc2XI
  13. Trim under headlights

    Cheers. I suspected as much.
  14. Trim under headlights

    A question re this trim strip. Was it factory fitted to Exclusive's when they were new? As I have seen some restorations with it fitted and some without with varying degrees of success as it does leave a bit of a unsightly gap on some depending on how the front spoiler and grill have been re-attached.
  15. Monaco Blue Exclusive Coupe

    Now advertised on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-Exclusive-2L-Coupe-GTE-/263122552413?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368 and a couple of earlier threads (minus photos now) re the same car on OMOC a couple of years ago: