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Manta GTE 1984 Silver Hatch


Glyn H
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Posting here for true interest, tried eBay and no one was serious! Have to part with it to make way for a learner car

The car is very tidy and clean inside and out with:

Four new tyres

New decals

New headlining professionally installed

Reupholstered front seats

Reupholstered front headrests

New fuel tank and sender

New brake discs and pads

New battery

5 speed manual gearbox

Sunroof

All dashboard gauges and lights working

Slight wear on gearstick gaitor

Original radio/cassette player

27k miles.

The last MOT was on 20/07/2022, passed straight away with no warnings or advisories

I bought this car in 2019 and had one of the foremost classic car restorers in the UK working on it to return it to full glory.  It had been off the road for close to 25 years.  Since then it's been garaged, covered and very well looked after, starts first time and runs great.

Only a few things not working which are easily fixed; the rear wiper doesn't work and the cassette player doesn't play cassettes but the radio is working.  There isn't an aerial on the vehicle so whilst the radio works you can only hear static (I haven't tested it with an aerial)

Looking for serious interest only for £11k asking price.  DM me if you want any specific pictures or have any questions

 

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Nice example, had many messers over the years on Fleabay, my kid bid, idiots turning up with a so called mechanic telling me the car had a certain fault when said part was brand new 🙄 he had even pulled a wire and then claimed the towing electrics didn't work 🤣 good luck with the sale, I'm promised my Project will be finally painted in the next two to three weeks then it will be up for sale and eventually I will be on the hunt for another Manta .

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Interested. Is the mileage backed up with old MOTs or service history, or is it likely to be 127k miles? Thanks.

Who restored it? The rear wiper is parked in the wrong position--it's supposed to be up--so they may have just reassembled it incorrectly.

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Nice Manta, like the job done on the seats. Did the seats need repaired. 

Is it Matt finish, or Suede finish? 

Great price for a very low mileage car, would be harder to find a year old car now with less mileage.

Why not get a EPS steering fitted, and Learner ready! Then they get to sell it in ten years for profit, opposed to .......u know.

Best of luck with sale. They do make a great useable car, especially with the back seats down, that lay flat. 

Manta van 🤨

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13 hours ago, Rick-Manta said:

Interested. Is the mileage backed up with old MOTs or service history, or is it likely to be 127k miles? Thanks.

Who restored it? The rear wiper is parked in the wrong position--it's supposed to be up--so they may have just reassembled it incorrectly.

Rear wiper isn't working, needs a new motor so likely to be in the wrong position. Mileage has been recorded since I took it for the mot when I got it, it was off the road for a good 25 years before that so not 127k.  Happy to send any pics if you DM me

6 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

Nice Manta, like the job done on the seats. Did the seats need repaired. 

Is it Matt finish, or Suede finish? 

Great price for a very low mileage car, would be harder to find a year old car now with less mileage.

Why not get a EPS steering fitted, and Learner ready! Then they get to sell it in ten years for profit, opposed to .......u know.

Best of luck with sale. They do make a great useable car, especially with the back seats down, that lay flat. 

Manta van 🤨

Learner would never drive again after trying without power steering!  Seats are matt finish, they needed reupholstering and bolsters redoing

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Thanks, Glyn. Is there no paperwork or service history at all from before it was stored for 25 years? I appreciate it's a probability, but from a buyers' perspective, between 1984 and 1997 and given the need to reupholster the seat bolsters, it's still very possible to have done over 100k. As far as low mileage classics go--at least as low as 27k in 38 years--some degree of history is desirable.

I'd love to see a few extra pics though. If you've got any close ups of the pedals, steering wheel and gear stick would be handy please. I'll message you with my email if easier.

Was there any welding done during the resto or for the previous MOTs? Thanks again.

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