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Can anyone shed any light on some of my old cars, if you scrapped one of them maybe or wrote one off, lots have succumbed over the years, would be nice to know what happened to them.



CYX 882V Silver B hatch.

A431 BRX Gold 1.8 hatch.

LNM 723V Blue B coupe.

DMH 208V Blue B coupe.

D69 LJO White GTE Coupe.

A665 OKM Silver 1.8 coupe.

D878 YRS Dolphin grey Exclusive hatch.

B462 VOW White GTE hatch.

XPP 340X Hazel brown B hatch. (owned twice)

FKL 451Y Red 1.8 coupe.

D600 OGS Steel grey GTE coupe.

E427 UBO Starmist black Exclusive coupe.

E395 TFD Starmist black Exclusive coupe. (owned twice)

XRY 133Y Bronze B coupe.

D563 SBM White GTE coupe. 

E132 YJO Red Exclusive coupe.

BUD 909R Blue B coupe.

A190 CBL Grey GTE hatch.

C368 VNR White GTE coupe.


The ones i know that have been written off .


F910 DGO Red Exclusive coupe.

E852 EJB / A200 EX Starmist black Exclusive coupe. (Owned twice)

E555 KAJ Steel grey GTE coupe. 

F132 MCF White Exclusive coupe.

BGH 902X Carnelian red B coupe.


And the ones ive owned that still survive today.


A12 OOB White i200.  Owned by Geoff Twist.

JRD 243W Bronze B coupe  Owned by Ben Williamson.

VPP 938S Linden green B now in Ireland.

A666 MFC Red GTE hatch, currently on ebay.

SGH 71V Bronze B coupe.

F560 HGS Starmist black Courtney Turbo owned by Ian Martin.

E100 OMM, Blue Exclusive coupe,  owned by Simon Powell. (owned twice)

C696 FNO White GTE coupe believed to be 3.0 ltr now.

UUW 158S Blue B coupe owned by Fraser Andrew

D118 BDP Platinum 1.8 hatch, Currently owned by myself.

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sure is! if anyone knows what happened to NAD 357P  I'd be grateful also. I can see it was last taxed in 1992 but that's it and that is when I'd taxed it until

I'd done all the welding and the body was decent, it's only fault was it would jump out of 1st now and again and I was too skint to fix it at the time.... It went to a trader so I'd have thought he'd have sold it on rather than broken it, but who knows!


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13 hours ago, Berlinetta said:

Wow, that is some list of Mantas for one man?! 🙂

Had my first one at 18, im 54 now so a lifetime of Mantas and i had an 8 year break in that time too.

43 minutes ago, Monaco Blue said:

Now that was a rare one! Not many around in Carnelian Red, especially Coupes. They did some lovely metallic colours on the 81/82MY cars.

Its the only one ive ever seen, ive seen 1 hatch in Carnelian red, Mainly it seemed to be a Monza colour.

Unfortunately due to a very careless driver in a Cortina who found himself on my side of the road one night it ended up like this.


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3 hours ago, chrisb said:

Its the only one ive ever seen, ive seen 1 hatch in Carnelian red

I can only recall having seen a few myself, mainly hatches as I recall. I think UK sales had slowed to a trickle around that time which probably accounts for their rarity. What a way for it to end up. Not a pretty sight!

The co-owner of my local Vauxhall/Opel dealer at that time ran an X plate SRB hatch in a pale blue metallic (Helios Blue?). It was fully loaded (ATS alloys, spotlights, sunroof etc. which I always thought looked lovely and rare. 

Aquamarine, Hazel Brown, Anthracite, Carnelian Red and Sapphire Blue were the other metallic colours available around 1982.

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47 minutes ago, biffy1984 said:

I remember BUD909R was on eBay a few years ago, sure it was matt black with quad headlights, maybe no bumpers??

Yes it was, i printed the advert off and still have it somewhere,  It was a completely standard B series SR coupe in sapphire blue when i owned it.

3 hours ago, 1900SR said:

I believe this was Carnelian Red.


Yes that is carnelian red, its exactly the same as the one i had, as Steve says im pretty sure this is in Ireland now, Stunning car, this is one i would absolutely love to add to the list of ones i own.

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Hi, I have just joined the club, I had 200 odd Hillman Imps back in the day, probably something one should keep quiet about lol.  I now have a hankering for an A series Manta, have loved the shape since they were new. Almost purchased   one once but a house got in on the act instead :(

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