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ONGOING MANTA A PROJECT

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Hello fellow members

Thought I'd just write a quick article & show a few pictures of my Opel Manta A.

She's an ongoing project. She's not the prettiest or fastest of the other Manta's out there, but she's mine!

I've her now since November 2017, so just a little over 9 months.

The pictures were took when she arrived on our drive last November.

She was MOT'd when I bought her, but I wanted to go over the car, prior taking it on the road.

After taking most of the interior out, I came across quite a few holes! But I took it to a friend with a workshop who came across more holes in the floor than I had found. But he patched her up, waxoiled her underneath & hammerited inside for quite a tidy sum of £900. OUCH! :huh: But a least she is safer to drive now.

I serviced her a few weeks ago, with all genuine Bosch parts, fresh oil & antifreeze. But she's not quite running right. So she's going back to the same workshop in a the next few days for a little tune up.

I removed the two spotlights a few months ago because I felt she didn't need them with her twin headlights. A previous owner had fitted a set of racing harnesses instead of the standard seatbelts. So I had to buy some of those (a Christmas present from my Wife). I added a few decals on the outside to add a little sportiness to her.

Myself & my Wife have took her to a few local shows of late. Cars in the park (Lichfield) Moira (Donisthorpe) & The Barber B5000 classic car meet in Polesworth (Staffordshire)

She gets quite a few looks because there isn't many Manta's left around our local area apart from an immaculate red Manta B that goes to all the local shows.  

She's requiring a few parts to finish off her interior. But as I said she's an ongoing project. I'm hoping to own her for a least 5 years or maybe longer. And I am toying with the idea of changing her colour, but I haven't decided yet. She's due another MOT in September, lets hope she passes.

I hope to add a few more photos in the next coming months after we've been to a few more shows.

Thanks for reading & looking. 

Ian

 

 

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She’s a little cracker matey, enjoy!

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Looks like a nice solid A. :thumbup

I quite like that colour. If you do change it, don't go black. Yes it looks cool but its unbearable to drive in summer! :D

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3 hours ago, Shug said:

don't go black. Yes it looks cool but its unbearable to drive in summer! :D

I thought, "do they have summer in Scotland ?" but of course they do or where would all the midges come from !!

 

17 hours ago, twigsr2.0 said:

I am toying with the idea of changing her colour, but I haven't decided yet.

That's a heck of an undertaking, to do it properly the car has to be stripped down to almost a rolling shell, Then involves a lot of very expensive work, unless your feeling flush for money keep it as it is, it looks great now.

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I definitely wasn't thinking black anyway.

Black is one of my favourite colours but not to paint my Manta!

Thanks for all the kind comments for my Manta from all you fellow members. 

Ian

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Looks nice and tidy. Colour looks good and unless you know someone that can paint it cheap i would leave as is and spend the money one some upgrades :-)

If you need any A series parts i have a few links on my blog that might help.

http://www.theopelproject.com/?page_id=219

Good to see another A series :-)

Andy

 

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