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  1. 5 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

    All very nice! Thats not right..... only one picture of each! That white coupe really looks well, offset really suits it, the way opel should have released them, to fill up the arches.  Nice cars good to see em out in the sunshine. 

    those look like compo cx's or copies which is period correct for the i200 as they were an option at the time...they have a very generous dish on them...may be 3 piece🤔...absolute bugger to keep clean though.

  2. 58 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

    Put it this way, depending on the spaceframe, it wont need welded, or dreaded swan necks! 

    Or this way, last evolution kit i seen was removed from a car and €3k, then compomotive twelve inch split rims wheels, have to be £1.5k / or £2k, theres £5k, plus a guaranteed rustless manta for life, thats priceless! 

    Agreed😎....car has alot of potential,i would still go down the motorsport theme/route with this😍

    Of the many times its been up for sale on ebay , it was on at auction and only reached about 7.3k with the engine and reserve not met.

    So bearing that in mind you would think it would be worth less without the engine.🤓


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  3. Top work their mate👍 a credit to the club...i  quess its fair to say this one is a keeper and you won't be selling it on😛

    Have you thought about the value of it once completed for insurance purposes yet...25k maybe🤑

    Will be great to see it on the road and at the shows..maybe a youtube vid of it reunited with its former keeper like you said.

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  4. As it turns out its just aswell A50 SBX will probably never be seen again....well as far as my friend is concerned that is...😕

    You might have a chuckle at this one.........its because his wife hates them and dislikes the shape of them,and was given the classic ultimatum the car or her......🤣each to their own i quess🙄

    I tend to think its more to do with his already large collection of motors.

    Would still be nice to think A50 SBX is still out there in a barn or garage somewhere waiting to be discovered.😉

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  5. I have no respect for the scum sucking pond life that stole the car...whatever their intentions were.....its fair to say if the car does exist still as a whole it would of been replated 

    with all numbers changed,but the chances are back then it would of been broken for parts as the complete cars were not worth as much as they are now😢

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  6. 1 hour ago, ®evo03 said:

    The whole 400 thing is completely different, no door locks and normally no key ignition, probably was ordered for its engine, wouldn't be the hardest thing to change engine number codes.

    Besides from the cars themselves, i was never really interested in a 400, too rare, impossible to get some parts for, the 400 rally cars have a sketchy history, and owners have alot to miss out on..... wasnt there two guys recently trying to prove they had the real mccoy! #25 ac delco manta.

    Ive loads of interest in rally 400s, following rallying as a kid, and watching local rallys, and internationals on TV. Its been ages since i seen a manta rallying. Probably why i got into them! Something different. 

    The car mentioned above was a big star in the Donegal Rally, local man hired it for a few yrs in the 80s and done well with it. 

    Never really understood why so many have NI reg plates, adz 31. I believe one of bertie fishers was built from a green gtj or cavalier shell. There where others built in ROI.  I remember seeing a advert of someone building them in sheffield, 

    Would really like a good informative book on them, the history, and facts, surely the two examples mentioned above where not counted in the offical head count, so there should be more.

    I totally agree on this one..can the club have some clout on this matter😎

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  7. 16 hours ago, Danny D114BCW said:

    I wonder where that went/is. I imagine cut up 

    scum sucking pond life they are Danny whoever it is that took it..my good friend has just informed me his late Bro did have an ex Phil collins ex works mk 2 escort at one point aswell...however he was totally unaware of the history of this particular manta.

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  8. 6 hours ago, simon powell said:

    unfortunately A 50SBX  got stolen from a guy i think in sheffield sadly never heard of again

    Do you know how long ago that was at all👍


    14 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

    Was originally phil collins car?

    Forgot about the Phil Collins car..i shall relay that info to my mate...cheers...just to add his brother owned and raced the car in about 89 to 90

  9. This is was an ex road car build for rally use in full 400 guise ,i have done a quick check on gov sites last registered in 94 and last taxed in 91.

    Just trying to find out for a good friend of mine who's brother built it and raced it,sadly his brother passed away recently.

    Just to add he also built the Russell Brookes Rep you quite often see on internet parked up in what looks like an air craft hanger (5 stud conversion,with the holy grail wheels)

    Hope someone can help👍


  10. Awesomely executed build,its a big fat yes from me👍..i like your trade mark black bonnet like the hatch..incidentally did you sell the v8 4.0  hatch beast in the end🙃

    Also very impressed with that interior..mine is still waiting for this to be done so may have to contact you about that......top stuff mate👍

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  11. This car has been doing the rounds on and off for a while now,was total vaux featured a few years back.

    Outstanding example for sure and love those rims,but agree with the above comments best kept bog standard.

    You would think with that mega low mileage it would still be factory original..buts its not, the total vaux owner went all ocd and completly rebuilt it anyway.

    So probably better than factory in that respect...anyway being a bit of a vaux/opel nut..at 25k can't help but think i could get my hands on a a nice vxr8 for under 20k🤔😮

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