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  1. Don't mean to be rude, but he obviously doesn't want to sell it if that's the price he's after.
    4 points
  2. Well the market has shifted for definitely with collectors now looking at the coupes. My point is a 3.0s Capri at such a standard would be considered cheap at 30K and someone would snap their arm off. It's also not uncommon to find show condition coupes on the continent for well over €20K. I am sure Ford owners went through this pain years ago when the prices started to ramp up quickly, leaving many enthusiasts open jawed.
    3 points
  3. Is this what you require. You obviously require four to be made. Simon powell is selling them on ebay
    3 points
  4. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/147307350560421/
    2 points
  5. £50k for a capri is ridiculous, no matter how nice. When I got back into Manta's in 2018 after 10 years out, it took alot of persuading to accept that a nice exclusive could be worth £7500...now look where we are 3 years later, discussing £20k+ GTE's and B's
    2 points
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  7. Never had aluminium ones, but i use solid top mounts on all my cars. I get plates laser cut and weld them to the original ones to make them solid https://mantaclub.org/forums/topic/41621
    2 points
  8. Yeah, bring it to the U.K. and it's cheap, but don't forget VAT and the duty. So back to £20K mate
    1 point
  9. Car enthusiasts, or people with a good set of hands are a dying breed, so paying others to do it for them is the only option, this can be very costly. Which in turn affects value. Its not only mantas, opel, fords or some classic cars, its anything that is desirable to the buyer. Is there any classics that are depreciating right now? Mantas have a great competition history, which helps.
    1 point
  10. I'm well aware of Ford prices and I totally agree that even at current Manta prices, they make an excellent, affordable and very rare modern classic.
    1 point
  11. It's not just Capri, Cosworth 3Doors are north of 60K(RS500 100K), Sapphires starting at £30K, mk1 Mexico's circa 50K, MK2 RS2000 unrestored £36K. Makes a Manta, that is arguably rarer, at 20K seem an entry point classic 😬 As I said, market has shifted. Maybe not sustainable and a bit if bubble for bored fingers with people having too much time to dream, but we are where we are atm.
    1 point
  12. I'd agree...£12k tops
    1 point
  13. I think both sides of the argument are right. If you compare it to the black auction coupe then the sale figure isn’t implausible, but I think if we are all realistic, how many of us would pay the sale price for this or the black coupe. The gtj is a beautiful car (in my opinion) and has won at shows , I would value it higher than the black coupe but nowhere near the asking price , maybe £12k , but that’s me , others would say different .
    1 point
  14. I see where you guys are coming from, however, If an unrestored 84GTE can fetch 20K, this is probably about right for initial asking to enable some haggle room. Selling around £27K. let's break it down a little at professional (collectors) prices for that GTE to put it to a similar condition. Car - £20K, Swan kneck ps and Panels replacement - £1K Respray (with extensive prep and small panel repairs to roof etc) - £4K Interior re-trim - £500 Engine refresh(partial rebuild) - £500 Obvisouly the GT/j has the boar anchor wit triple Webber's fitted, so that's around £900 of carbs + engine cost. Had this been a Capri 3.0s with triple Webber's in such a condition, no one would bat an eyelid at 30K asking, probably consider it cheap. Obviously something is only worth what the man is willing to pay for it, but in my experience you don't ask you don't get, as my Mrs reminds me very frequently 😁
    1 point
  15. The steering rack is still on there: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-A-Series-Steering-Rack-Rhd-Rare-Mk1/274668445604?hash=item3ff383dfa4:g:y-YAAOSwkuxf~K7H It looks like it would probably need to be fully overhauled based on the photo as it looks quite rusty on the steel parts
    1 point
  16. yes well worth it to eliminate any play [ its a very common mod on the old minis with rubber mounts on the subframe towers and in between the steel on the floor mounts the movement actually crackes the toeboard from flexing] ive ordered a set of the bushes now will measure them and turn up a few sets need to get the old ones out first dont have a press here but do have a vice so ty that
    1 point
  17. chassis rails ......grrrrrrrrr
    1 point
  18. Bit more done on E45 today. Doors built up, handles locks, door cards etc..... and another hour on engine build. Cable tie tempory forgot to pick up the clips i had zink plated for the dizzy. Car is currently covered in dust from the big move to the new workshop.
    1 point
  19. Dropped onto its wheels and panels getting fitted. Starting to take shape now and looking forwards to getting back on to this.
    1 point
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