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Ebay: 84A Manta 1.8 GT Hatch in red £4995

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Yep I am just testing the water with it.. But by the looks of it it going to be getting a full resto and better than ever :-D 

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19 minutes ago, Beno said:

Yep I am just testing the water with it.. But by the looks of it it going to be getting a full resto and better than ever :-D 

Any more details? It looks like Starmist Black in the photo.

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2 minutes ago, Monaco Blue said:

Any more details? It looks like Starmist Black in the photo.

Not at the minute, Just arrived and need to asses the full car. It is defiantly Monaco Blue though.

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2 hours ago, Beno said:

Not at the minute, Just arrived and need to asses the full car. It is defiantly Monaco Blue though.

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. 

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It’s monaco blue as I am pretty sure this was rescued by us a good few years ago. 

Soon see once the reg is revealed 

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9 hours ago, Danny D114BCW said:

It’s monaco blue as I am pretty sure this was rescued by us a good few years ago. 

Soon see once the reg is revealed 

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Yep thats the same one, needs a bit of love in a few places but Jon will work his way through it all and get it perfect again.

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Well after day one of stripping the front end there is some nasty patching up done so I must have this rectified to bring it back too its former glory ... Onwards and upwards :thumbup

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I remember that car had a cracking interior. 

No welding done by us, it originated from the NorthWest. Glad it’s being done properly 

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This standard of work is why I got sacked from a job as I refused to put such patches on a vehicle ... Always got moaned at for taking too long and cutting out the rot rather than putting scabby plates over the top of rot .. It only comes back and bites you on the arse in the long run ..Do not worry Danny this is one exclusive that is going to be worth every penny when its done I will put a stamp on it people will remember and by that I mean in a good way :thumbup 

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13 minutes ago, Beno said:

This standard of work is why I got sacked from a job as I refused to put such patches on a vehicle ... Always got moaned at for taking too long and cutting out the rot rather than putting scabby plates over the top of rot .. It only comes back and bites you on the arse in the long run ..Do not worry Danny this is one exclusive that is going to be worth every penny when its done I will put a stamp on it people will remember and by that I mean in a good way :thumbup 

Great save! Will be a real good car when it’s done. It just needs some love 

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1 hour ago, Beno said:

this is one exclusive that is going to be worth every penny when its done I will put a stamp on it people will remember and by that I mean in a good way 

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! ;)

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These 'bodge' repairs still kept these cars from being scrapped which mean they can now be repaired properly.

Looking forward to seeing this when it's done.

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