paulmanta Posted July 16, 2007 Share Posted July 16, 2007 I have just bought another Manta, I have known of this car for about ten years as it was owned by a very good friend of mine, It was built over a few years and i lent a hand where i could, I learnt a lot of my Manta knowledge on this car and Its previous owner taught me a lot of trade tricks and workshop practise. He is off to France to live now and for various reasons decided he needed to sell the car, at first i tried to persuade him to keep it as it really was his love but due to Frances laws on changing engines he was sort of stuck. He very kindly gave me first offer which i then took after a few days thinking and fund raising (loan basically) and I picked the car up this evening. I am going to treat it as one of my "keeper" cars (the Ascona and my white coupe are the same category) as it has a lot of history with me and its builder, many a long weekend was spent in the garage building and finishing this car. Any modifications i do to try and improve or update the car will be strictly to the original spirit of its build and general theme. The Car needs very little except a good clean and a few little bits sorted. I will get a report going once i have had a good look around it and prepped it for MoT, which given my excitement levels is going to be VERY soon. Meanwhile, Thanks Graham, you are a good mate and i WILL bring the car to see you in France, I am really going to miss you when I know you are not just up the road !! meanwhile a pic : Edit: just wrote what i wanted to write last night but couldnt get it to read how i wanted !! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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