I built it in 2011 for a friend of mine, he ran it for about 3 years before i bought it off him and ran it myself for several years. Then sold it to Shaun in Jan 2017, Ricky bought it in March this year and now has it on eBay
Everything is solid on the car. When i first built it back in 2011 it was a standard rusty 1.8 hatch that hadn't been on the road in a few years and had a seized engine.
All the rust was cut out and new metal welded in to the A panels, chassis rails, floors, battery tray, spare wheel well. It also had full sills both sides and has had rear arches since then. Everything has been treated with bilt hamber and waxed everywhere (although wouldn't hurt another dose of that by now i would think)
Front jacking points were replaced with box section rather than the original style ones. As i have never and would never use a standard jacking point to lift a Manta, plus i think at that point replacements weren't available.
There are a few things on the spec of the car that are not in the advert for it on eBay, this was the listing i did when it was last sold to Ricky:
For sale on behalf of a customer. 1984 Manta hatchback in white, MOT till Jan 2020 105,000 miles on clock This started life as a 1.8s Berlinetta but now has an SRi130 injection engine from a cavalier, along with GTe wheels and sideskirts.
The interior is the original black apart from Astra GTe front seats for more comfort.
Specifications: SRi130 engine, tubular exhaust manifold, stainless exhaust system (standard pipe size so nice and quiet), updated alternator, electric radiator fan + thermo switch, cone filter, hyd bonnet struts, HID headlights, quickshift, electric power steering, updated interior fan, remote central locking, updated front brakes with Astra 16v calipers and Audi discs, bilstein dampers, updated front springs, dealer glass sunroof so no rusty roof issues.
New recon calipers with new pads and discs just fitted. Plus wheels freshly powder coated with matching tyres with good tread.
The engine was freshly rebuilt when fitted around 8 years ago with new rings, bearings and oil pump, new clutch, timing belt, water pump, gaskets etc.
Had a re-spray last year, looks ok but not done to show car standards. But perfect for a useable classic/ weekend car or even daily driver. Could even be improved with some attention from a good detailer/bodyshop.
Owned by an OMOC member (as were the last 3 owners) Very solid car, has had welding done in the past (mostly by me) it's all very solid still and well waxed. Mechanically perfect, great car to drive very reliable and good economy.