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Early B Series Coupe 76'

Paul Barrett

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Righty guys I'm probably going to HAVE to let her go for definite now as really need funds, I have been pretty rubbish in advertising as I didn't really want to let her go but I think it is definite now. So more pics will be added, also taking requests on any particular areas people want to see

to add:- this what dave had done prior to my ownershi in february last year

'She is a 1976 P reg Opel Manta Berlinetta. I bought here from an Opel Manta/Ascona specialist Drew in January last year, the car had been bought off Fleabay by him after being in storage for 17 years.
She was in a sorry state but was a sound car with a possible low mileage of 57,000 miles.
I bought her for £1000 then have spent a further £1600 on her to get her to the condition shown in the pictures.
The following work has been carried out.
Swan neck chassis legs replaced, Jacking points repaired/rewelded, small patch welded in rear of offside sill, all of underside of the car rustproofed,both doors replaced,bonnet boot lid, roof, doors, rear offside wing resprayed due to paint defects.
Front brakes refurbished, rear brake shoes replaced, nearside rear wheel cylinder replaced, brake master cylinder replaced, rear shockers replaced, Radiator replaced, front & rear crankshaft oil seals replaced,door seals replaced, new leads plugs dizzy cap etc. replaced the carpeted rear shelf, replaced the rear lights. New Manta SR boot transfer fitted, replaced the steering wheel with a Manta SR wheel, 4 brand new tyres with refurbished Rostyle wheels, new centre console, repaired the sunroof mechanism & fitted new sunroof seal, new chrome inserts around the front & rear screen seals, new offside steering rack gaitor, washer bottle replaced.'

and this information is true of the car as it stands now-

The rear archs are excellent, front wings & valance rust free.

The interior is in good condition but the original wood effect has been removed from the door cards.

What are the bad points I here you ask,
well the front wings, nosecone, & nearside rear wing are a slight shade difference & have some paint defects (micro blistering) due to a reaction to the base primer when the car must have been sprayed some twenty years ago.
There is a very small rust blister on the nearside rear wing
The headlight wash wipe dosn't work.
There is a slightly noisy what is thought to be a propshaft centre bearing, spare auto box (44,000 miles) supplied with the car.
There is some bubbling around the sunroof aperture.
The car originally had a black vinyl roof which for originallity should be replaced.

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5 speed i hope as, its main runs are to south coast, so want it more driveable on motorway

hi , my mate john barton , has all bits to convert to 5 speed inc tunel , ,, not silly money , but he will swap for parts , after a axel , & other parts ,,, his mob is 07511070334 ,,,

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