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Rapierdave

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About Rapierdave

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  1. Hi Ian James Coghlan (Stradacab on the forum) fitted a new headliner to his 1980 GT-J & it looks good but i believe it was a balls ache to do & yes the front & rear screens have to come out. I think James has got a new headliner with the small perforations for an early Manta/Cavalier coupe that he is looking to sell if your after one.
  2. I remember when this one was imported from SA back in 2016, looked a nice car then & still does now. Not many nice examples of Manta A's come up for sale very often, would like to think this one could reach £9K + Over 200 pics of the car don't very often see such a good advert. Only downside imo is that its a 1.6 instead of a 1.9
  3. I believe this one is still available for around £8500, not to far from you in Gloucestershire https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-Opel-Manta-Coupe-1-9-/303590378080?item=303590378080&ViewItem=&nma=true&si=yP13QVZaiQ%2Fezj4AdtwJF7Y1cXE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  4. If it has sold to a dealer for £15544 then it they will want £20K minimum as an asking price. If its a private buyer then its top money but try finding another one. Original unrestored timewarp cars always command a premium. Great news for owners of GTE or Exclusive coupes thinking about selling
  5. Its value pre Covid was around £8500, i think its achievable sale price now is around £7500 - £8000. Tough times ahead Values will bounce back once the shows/meets/events return
  6. MOT'd with no advisories, should reach the top end of its estimate. Suspect a few well known classic car dealers will want this one at the right price.
  7. I think around £8K - £8.5K was what he paid Now been relisted as "buy it now" £8995 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-Opel-Manta-Coupe-1-9/303590378080?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200513093315%26meid%3D35699565f17d40f290988b4cf9864b6a%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D303583981856%26itm%3D303590378080%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985
  8. It's the one Carl & Danny sold about 7 or 8 months ago. Guy in Stroud Glos bought it then put it up for sale last week. Didn't make reserve, think he wanted around £9.5K for it got to £7600 on fleabay not a bad price considering the current situation, in normal times it might have got closer to his reserve. Presumably he will relist https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-Opel-Manta-Coupe-1-9-/303583981856?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=VLawlhsMabYYV4mGcwZLj7f6h2w%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
  9. Hi Stumpy Welcome to the OMOC, we have a few active members based in S Wales in the Swansea area one in Tintern & Myself & two others based across the water in Bristol. We normally meet up regularly during the Spring/Summer/Autumn period but obviously with Covid-19 not possible at the moment.
  10. I'm assuming you mean four slot model if you want a GTE/GSi coupe?
  11. Hi Lewis Welcome to the forum, that is a rare & nice looking car you have bought. I know from the facebook page that you have been sorting out some minor problems, did you manage to find/make a new cover for the replacement fuse box ? What are your longer term plans for the car ? Consider joining the OMOC as either a web member for £20 pa or full member £25 pa as this will give you access to all parts of the forum. Several members on here owned your car in the past & would be able to give you any info you need. I too own a 1.6 Ascona but the later B model has the same engine as yours though.
  12. Agreed that the original fuse boxes on "A"s are crap "B"s are only marginally better. If i was the dealer selling i would have at least made a fuse cover up out of black card/plastic before i took the interior picture.
  13. Andy Abbott sold it for around £3.5-£4K about a month or so ago on ebay to a classic car dealer, who has currently got it on the market for £5.5K https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1225221 There is currently a guy on the Manta facebook page that is interested in buying it & has been supplied info on it from previous owners. Don't think the car dealer has done anything to it just wants to flip it
  14. What is going on with the fuse box ?
  15. Didn't realise that "Snowy" bought the car in 2017 presumably he then sold it on again. Its a shame its been left outside for the last three years & the roof has started to rust. Difficult time to achieve good selling prices atm.
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