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Manta GT/E 16v, New Quay, Wales. £17,500 ono


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It's time for the Manta to find a new home. It looks great from a distance but close up you'll see it needs a respray, which is the reason I'm selling it.  The Manta was built up from a shell 11 years ago   There's a video of it on the HubNUt You Tube channel which was made 2 years ago.

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White 1985 GT/E Coupe C29JRN


Trevor Lewis / Rallytech 400 Road Kit (i240 kit)

Trevor Lewis / Rallytech 400 Bonnet with locking Aero catches

Trevor Lewis / Rallytech nosecone

Early Irmscher Manta 400 light units with H4 outers and KC Daylighter inners

Heated windscreen – wire broken drivers’ side

Non-opening rear quarter windows

Solid roof conversion

Exclusive rear spoiler, bumper and infill panel

3x Hella Led number plate lights (fitted 2016)

Revolution RFX alloys, 7x15 front and 9x15 rear

Custom solutions alloy triangles with blitz behind rear quarter windows

Doors and boot de-locked



Standard GT/E Daytona check interior, drivers side bolster fabric worn

Momo Steering Wheel with Snap Off quick release boss

Switch panel instead of cassette holder in centre console

New black roof lining fitted 2014

Omex rev limiter fitted below clocks


Steering and suspension

New Superflex bushes throughout fitted 2013

Bilstein Yellow dampers

Gravel spec springs (+1")

Adjustable Panhard rod

Quick Rack

Mantasport Corsa B EPAS conversion (fitted 2015)

2x Stainless needle bearing steering U/J's



Wilwood Midilite Front Calipers

Vented Discs

Manta B large rear drums

Mk2 Polo Servo

Golf GTI 16v master cylinder.

Brake Bias valve fitted by centre console

Stainless Braided Flexi hoses

All brake lines run inside car



Early C20XE with Coscast head & HH4 block

Engine rebuilt in 2014 with new bearings, piston rings, etc.

Standard oil pump housing with new standard outer gear, SBD steel inner gear and nylon relief valve fitted 2014

ARP bolts fitted to flywheel and bearing caps

New Distributor, cap and rotor arm fitted 2016

New Magnecor KV85 leads fitted 2015

New ICV fitted 2016

Irmscher power cap

K&N cone filter

Retro Power Silicone water hoses

JS Performance Silicone Breather hoses

Lepo5 XE Breather mod

Custom Solutions Exhaust Manifold Heatshield

Ashley 4 branch manifold and exhaust with Poly X exhaust mounts

Standard Manta rad with Astra GT/E 16v electric fan

Fuel pump fitted inside boot with re-usable alloy fuel filters either side of pump

All fuel lines running inside car

Cambelt & water pump changed 22/5/21



Standard 1.8 gearbox – reconditioned 2023

Retro Power Quick Shift Kit

New propshaft fitted 2023



Fitted with ZF LSD

New bearings fitted 2013

Steel Torque tube



Toad Ai606 alarm/immobiliser with additional tilt sensor

Central locking solenoids fitted to doors

Solenoid fitted for boot release

Separate relays for each main, dip and kc light

Push button start

Fuel pump cut off switch in boot for added security

Wiring in place for second fuel pump


Bad Bits

Interior heater works but needs re-doing

A couple of water leaks - possibly coming through lower door rubbers

Wheels could do with refurbishment

Car could do with a re-spray due to the following:

There is paint blistering on the rear quarters/arches and roof

There are some surface rust spots in the gutters either side of the roof, don't think it was sealed properly after the solid roof conversion, also some surface rust on the lower c-pillar seams.

The sealant where the rear arches join the body has cracked in a couple of places leading to water getting under the paint – it has been sanded down and hand painted for protection

The side skirts, front wings and nosecone need to be fitted properly

Paint peeling on rear spoiler.

The Irmscher headlight bezels need work to make them fit properly


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Sorry to see hear that you have decided to sell Emyr, I know it isn't a decision that you have taken lightly.
I have attached the link to Ian's video below, as this is probably the best advert for the car!


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Thank you for the link Paul, I think it will be better for the car long term if it went somewhere with a garage or to someone who could paint it. 

If it doesn't sell it won't be a problem as I still enjoy driving the car.

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