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Hi there you might remember me posting a message on hear before Christmas about a manta gte hatch barn find! Well we have finally got the stuff cleared around the car and doors off the garage to get the car out. I will put some pics on shortly. We are looking to sell the car.

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I’ll be interested if it’s a non sunroof let me know peter

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Send me some pictures I am interested. 

Thanks 

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FPMSL even the sideskirts have rotted away :lol:

Mind you those drivers seats in that condition are worth a fortune though B) I'm sure all Manta owners will be tearing his arms off to get to them ;)

 

 

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Oh boy, thats fecked, 

Yeh, nice seats, are some skirts fibreglass? If so it does become porus, as does aluminium, which causes micro fracturing, 

Guess some barns are better than others! And finds! 

Why does someone leave it that long, surely in rhe early 90s it was worth 500 quid, is it worth anymore now? 

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17 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

Oh boy, thats fecked, 

Yeh, nice seats, are some skirts fibreglass? If so it does become porus, as does aluminium, which causes micro fracturing, 

Guess some barns are better than others! And finds! 

Why does someone leave it that long, surely in rhe early 90s it was worth 500 quid, is it worth anymore now? 

There is a Renault 21 locked up in a garage just over the road from me, it has been there since 1986, only done just 2,000 miles, and the owner is running around in a £70.000 Discovery, the house where the car is is his but is rented out.  and he won't let anyone near the car, and will not put it up for sale. Now I don't understand that.. It is a perfectly dry garage, built just for that car, some strange people about!!

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1 hour ago, Julian said:

There is a Renault 21 locked up in a garage just over the road from me, it has been there since 1986, only done just 2,000 miles, and the owner is running around in a £70.000 Discovery, the house where the car is is his but is rented out.  and he won't let anyone near the car, and will not put it up for sale. Now I don't understand that.. It is a perfectly dry garage, built just for that car, some strange people about!!

What an interesting story, i do wonder myself about when people jut leave cars and then wont sell them, it is quite common though.

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Two that I know of round here,one being a lovely 635csi, the old fella has even put planters around it now.

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Must be sentimental, or maybe too many memories held with them, i would love a manta ornament, just to show people what these cars could be really like, and to prove that its more than luck with a mint 40ish year old car is a bit more than......luck! 

Ive a perfect specimen, and its complete, my fear i would turn it into another project, would be better making a planter out of it! Perfect sized engine bay, for a flower bed. 

Knew of a mk1 escort with a tree in the boot, floor was gone, boot was open, 20 footer grew, well it was a bit of security for it, think the tree still stands, escort was pulled and broken with a tractor sorry site, 2 door too! 

Know of a mint allegro, bone dry, inch of dust, 30 years! 

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The is a audi a 3 ,in one house,and a Volvo and a Fiat in a front garden by me .Dont unstated it

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