Guest Posted April 4, 2006 Share Posted April 4, 2006 Hi all, I've always been a lover of the Manta, having been a Vauxhall mechanic for 11 years, (that was a few years ago now), but ever since a guy came in one day with a red Exclusive Coupe, with the Blitz interior, 400 mirros etc, i've been hooked. I mean, just look at them, what a stunning looking piece of workmanship!  Anyway, its finally taken me this long to get my arse in gear, (and a house with a garage), to get myself one. I picked her up just over 2 months ago and ain't stop smiling yet. Just can't help but smile everytime i take her out (which hasn't been very often. Thank you British weather!). This sometimes turns into laughter when i see these plastic jelly moulds that they call cars these days!!! Some of you may remember this car on Ebay, and when the guy said he had spent around £20k on it, he wasn't joking. Went through it with a fine toothcomb as you do, and apart from small little niggly things, she really was in tip-top condition. She's been kitted out with a full leather re-trim with red pipeing and Opel Motorsport badges on the headrests, electric windows, remote central locking, and most importantly, a full strip down and enough waxoyle to make 1 million candles! [^] I still have few jobs to do to 'make her my own'. I've just fitted a pair of 400 mirrors, fitted clear front indicator lenses, and removed the slightly naff 'i200' and 'GTE' stickers from the front and rear. Next on the list is to fit a standard rear bumper, as i think Manta's look so much better with one. (Any takers on the one thats on there?) The biggest job however, and most important, is converting her from auto to manual. Thats all from me for now. Hope to be at Billing this year and get a chance to meet some of you fine people. TTFN. All feedback is welcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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