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HI everyone,

 

My name is Haydn, I grew up in Halifax, West Yorkshire but now live in Detroit, MI, USA.

I recently picked up this very rare in the US 1972 Opel Manta A race car.  I will be restoring it/ rebuilding it as a vintage race car over the coming winter.

Nice to meet you all and I look forward to picking your brains on technical/performance stuff on this thing.

 

Thanks

 

Haydn

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14 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

Pics are essential ?

Working on it. Unless I am wrong this forum requires a URL to pics online, so putting pics online :)

 

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Welcome. Interesting car! Looks like it has the TE2800 style body kit!

As you are in the US Gil over at Opel GT Source will be a handy contact as they do a bit of stuff for the A series and lots of nice CIH stuff.

Andy

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32 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

Viva headlights? Nice car, shame about the lost history.  

Yeah, I am digging to see if I can find an y of the missing history.  As for the headlights, I hate them and already have a dual round headlight grill coming :)

 

 

 

Andy: Yeah I think it is the TE2800 body kit.

Once I get the car running and driving I will be tearing it down to the bare shell to put in a new cage and do bodywork.

Once the body is good I will one pulling molds from the body so I can reproduce the fenders and rear end stuff. The car will get vintage raced so it will get dinged up LOL.

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1 hour ago, 611 said:

Don't forget to add the bonnet bulge for the real authentic look 🙂

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I did some more research and looked more at the car, The flares and front valance are like the TE2800, Stienmart parts I believe. The rear end has a bigger lip on the trunk that blends down the back of the rear 1/4's.  I have yet to find this on any other Manta A's. Anyone seen this anywhere else?

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0zGKQPy6GcUVrq;38C6D961-5D8F-4887-9098-853248B0A73A

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0zGKQPy6GcUVrq;BAA77B2D-66E1-45C2-ACCE-EEEB94FB535B

 

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4 hours ago, Timmmy said:

I did some more research and looked more at the car, The flares and front valance are like the TE2800, Stienmart parts I believe. The rear end has a bigger lip on the trunk that blends down the back of the rear 1/4's.  I have yet to find this on any other Manta A's. Anyone seen this anywhere else?

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0zGKQPy6GcUVrq;38C6D961-5D8F-4887-9098-853248B0A73A

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0zGKQPy6GcUVrq;BAA77B2D-66E1-45C2-ACCE-EEEB94FB535B

 

Never seem that on the boot lid on an A series before. Might be a one off.

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Copied your image! Lets the horse see the cart!

I do like the headlights, unique, are they viva units? Headlight make the car very mad max, last of the interceptors! 

 

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