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    Martin Stephen

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  1. BARN FIND!!

    Don't we all wish we could be so lucky!
  2. Agreed re the colour. Only 4 previous owners and MOT'd up till 2008 with no advisories. Could be a decent prospect for somebody given it was waxoyled from new.
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-cavalier-sports-hatch-2-0gls/162763940003?hash=item25e57ca0a3:g:34YAAOSwCJxaEZ1o
  4. So close, then.....

    That does look very nice, and so does the seat!
  5. http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C931216
  6. 1985 White GTE Hatch

    Now removed.
  7. An interesting history lesson above re DPP117Y. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, whoever owns it today is sitting on a goldmine! It was MOT'd back in March with 20K miles recorded, and has been MOT'd every year (with no advisories whatsoever) since 2006 by the same garage in Weston-Super-Mare. Registered in Luton on 9/9/82 and it changed hands in 1996 and again in 2003. Currently on its 4th owner.
  8. Haha! That doesn't help! I did wonder if I was getting it all wrong.
  9. I see the listing on Ebay has now ended. You might be right about 'alarm bells ringing'. Anyway, Cazana quote it is as being an 'Opel Manta Exclusive' and the DVLA have it listed as an 'Opel Manta'. The rear bumper/spoiler look like the correct ones to me. I thought the Exclusives (Coupes at least) were fitted with the smaller washer bottle as they didn't have the headlamp washers, however I'm open to correction. He say's he has the original wheels. Of course whether they are silver or anthracite is an uknown. I've taken the liberty of adding some of the photos after some enhancing in photoshop.
  10. It's registered as a GTE Exclusive, Danny. Also has an Exclusive decal on the rear, not that that's conclusive in itself.
  11. I'd go along with your thoughts above. It struck me, that whoever is selling it is may not be particularly Manta savvy. It's advertised as a Manta GTE rather than a GTE Exclusive which anybody in the know would do. Also, no mention of the desirable Monaco Blue. I'd have refitted the original wheels as well. However, the asking price makes me think otherwise perhaps!
  12. QandA

    Zooming in on the photo, it looks like GTE on the seat. I read somewhere else that RHD GTE's ordered through local Opel dealers by forces personnel based in Germany were usually delivered badged as GSi's. Not sure if Manta's ordered/bought in Eire were badged as GSi or GTE. I'm sure someone will be along shortly to answer that one though.
  13. I suspect it's been stored for quite a while as there's no MOT history apart from in July this year.
  14. Mentioned in another thread but worth a separate topic: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122799030895?ul_noapp=true Registered Nov 87 with 4 previous owners.
  15. I'd say so. Nice looking car! Listed under Camoervans & Motorhomes. Still doesn't explain why it doesn't show up using searches.