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  1. Manta 400R

    Cracking looking car! That's definitely one to drool over! Liking the all white paintwork.
  2. Lock Surround needed ASAP

    As a temporary repair, try some superglue. If the breaks are clean, you will hardly notice.
  3. Ah! That one! http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C868397 It was down on the South coast if I recall correctly. It didn't get much attention on here at the time, probably as there were no photos posted. Would have been a snip at £4500!
  4. Coupe V8 Ireland

    Yes, you do wonder! It's a nice looking car however. Was up for sale just over a year ago for £12K. 300BHP according to the previous for sale ad. 11 previous owners so would suspect the quoted mileage.
  5. The wheels might be of interest if not the car: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-RARE-OPEL-MONZA-3-0E-PROJECT-SILVER-WITH-RED-INTERIOR-ONLY-66K-MILES-/182758707849?hash=item2a8d449289:g:5xwAAOSwmhJZtnHM
  6. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1972-Opel-Manta-A-Series-Running-Project-/172861385980?hash=item283f576cfc:g:ABQAAOSwqSVZqaqY "....This Manta was originally a 1600 but is now fitted with a 2.0 litre engine. The car runs, has MOT until May 2018 and is tax exempt. Since the test it has now developed a bad oil leak in the propshaft tourque tube so I stopped driving it. A new pinion seal will be supplied with the vehicle.The brakes are now a bit long in the pedal since I parked it up so they will require bleeding again. The Car has had a new master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders. All the brake pipes are new as is the full exhaust system, rear Springs and Shocks. It has no carpets but on the upside you can see the the condition of the floor which is good. Various bits of trim etc will come with car but you will need to fit new carpets The car will also need a voltage stabiliser (Supplied) as the temperature and fuel gauges are not working properly.The paint looks ok in the pictures but really does need attention, the car would benefit from a respray at some point.The good news is that the car is structurally solid so no need to grab the welder! This vehicle is being sold as seen as a running project car with absolutely no guarantees so don't come expecting a show winner - it does need work to finish and I do not have the time to do this. I would recommend, instead of asking me a load of questions, it would be better to view the car as there are too many good and bad points to list here and I don't want to start writing war and peace! :-)....."
  7. Not sure what it's worth, but it does make that Dolphin Grey GTE Exclusive Hatch look like a bargain at £7500! Given it's apparent mint condition, 1-owner from new up till this year (has changed hands twice this year), and almost advisory free MOT's for the last 10 years plus, I'd have thought it could make £10K. When you look at what mint Mk.1 Astra GTE 's have been retailing at (£15-20K) and Mk.2 16V GTE's (up to £15K) Manta's are still relatively undervalued. In reality, as has been said before, it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay out, and as Mantadoc says, it is a Berlinetta and a hatch, so who knows! The burnt orange and brown interior is also a bit of an acquired taste IMHO. Never liked them when new and 35 years on my opinion hasn't changed!
  8. Registered Aug 01 1984. Looks mint throughout, but £15999 is a big ask! http://borderreivers.co/portfolio/opal-manta-berlinetta-1-8s/
  9. my two manta`s

    Nice one. As I recall it was a 1-owner car and in very nice condition. I think it will look better with the Exclusive Ronals fitted. You will find this thread an interesting read:
  10. my two manta`s

    I thought the same re the cabriolet. Or didn't it sell? I still like the look of it.
  11. 1987 berlinetta hatch 16v

  12. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Here's No.75: LPN212W http://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=53940 From Google photos: https://goo.gl/images/DSUK1J This one lived on Jersey: and another :
  13. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    Well there's a question! Unfortunately, my memory has let me down, too long ago now. Good to hear it survives if it is the same one.
  14. Centaur pics, info, owners etc

    In the early 90's I used to see a Sapphire Blue Centaur running around Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire on a regular basis. Looked to be in very nice condition back then, however, no idea if it still survives.
  15. Manta GT/E (Exclusive spec)

    OLW403W is a converted Manta. It was registered in August 1980.