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    David Cooper

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  1. Hi there Dave...

    Sorry its taken me so long to contact You, i'm the guy in the wheelchair that's been working with Simon Peckham on this Manta GTE Auto Coupe... I went over to Simon's place last week to finally see the car in the metal, and he said he's spoken to you about whats been going on...

    Been meaning to message you since in we met in November at the NEC, but between the amazement of how things turned out from there, Christmas, New Year and MY General Procrastination I'm finally getting round to Thanking 'YOU'. Thanking You for being the MAJOR catalyst for bringing about the result I've had. If you hadn't messaged back, after me asking about an Auto Manta thing, and being a fan of Auto's you Are, non of this would have happened. I know that was regarding your mate James and his hatch, but it was with the intention of meeting you, putting a face to a name and securing first refusal on 'That Car' that you suggested, knew of, and offered as a solution, Again... Non Of This Would Have Happened... I cant begin to tell you how Over The Moon i am to have landed the Perfect car ... 

    I noticed you'd commented the other day on a requests for the Shelby Walsh Hill climb and that it clashed with the Bristol car Show. Hope to be able to join you there, and see you again at the NEC in March if you there, and be able to thank you in person for your Major part in finding A Dream Car...

    Many Many Thanks.... Dave...

    1. Rapierdave


      Hi Dave

      Nice to meet you at the NEC, thanks for the kind comments & i am very happy for you in getting an automatic GTE coupe. Look forward to seeing it.

      We have a "whats app" group for our SW & Swales area to keep in touch and arrange meets if you want to be added to this group then let me know.

      I hope to go to the NEC in March


      Dave Boulton

    2. DaveyC


      Morning Dave... Just...

      Be great to catch up again in March, very much looking forward to it. We gonna keep the car Exactly as it is till then, as Simon found it dust, cat paw prints and all, and show it as is as a barn find as we thought it be nice to do a before and after. Would very much like to be added to the area WhatsApp group Please, that be good, and any help and support you need in the area i would be more than willing to get involved and help out...

      All the Best...



  2. Oh no Dave I'm not gonna discount the hatch, how soon is it looking to be finished... I'll definately like to have a look and or get 1st refusal if can, I'm in no rush either and a recommendation always good.... Many thanks and let me know as and when up for a look...
  3. Hey Paul... Think you right about most going other way, guess I should put shout out for Manta Auto box and see what's laying around... Also, sounds like You got WAY to many Griffin's to me and think maybe its about time you thought of at the very least move that GTE on.... I know Just the guy who might be up for that.... LMAO.... Just wanted to get some better insider info on whether a red top would take an auto, and whether it Has Actually been done. Guess I'm breaking ground with this one, special circumstances and all, was hoping later engines hadn't got to clever ECU's that need to talk to gearbox's to work, and blocks and bellhousings were a fit.... Rapierdave.... Hi there.... South Wales rep eh, cool and very handy. Do you guys have meets, if so when and where. I went to show on front at Weston and again at Helicopter Museum meet hoping to brain pick this year, should a gone to the one near Yate was it... Yes seen your other post, sorry if I'm everywhere on this one, hence the scatter gun, but wanted to cast net as wide as poss.... Was really looking to replace my long lost Coupe, yes it would be wouldn't it, haven't worked out how to post my old pics but sure I'll get there... So yes a coupe be preferred..... Might have to re think though given limiting options eh....
  4. Hi there All.... Well I know this is a big ask, but am looking for an Auto GTE, to scratch a VERY long standing itch. Unicorns aside, if any one would like to part with one, or knows where one of these Unicorns may be hiding/sleeping and could point me in ANY direction i would be very much appreciate. Why the Auto, well im a permanent wheelchair user and can only drive auto's. Ive seen in other posts that perhaps these mythical beasts are out there and do indeed exist but the ONLY one i saw at all, was on Car&Classic about 4 years ago in Ireland, and missed it while i was sorting out life's crap. im guessing im not gonna be getting much choice on budget but as long as its straight, so am I. As an Ex Engineer id love to build one, but my spannering days are pretty much done, and i never got round to learning how to welding, so turn key would be preferred, although a project would definitely be considered. Talking of projects the another option would be to convert a Manual to Auto and that's fine to, as im sure you'd all know how to walk (ha ha) or talk me through the what's, where's and how's. As any work would have to be outsourced, option 3 would be to have one built, could anyone suggest/recommend a Manta buff that would, or does take on such things so i could investigate.... Many Thanks... Dave...
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