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  1. The Glass' Check Book won't tell you if it's an SR, Berlinetta or L though. I've not looked at a chassis plate for a while though, do they show type designation? If so 59R will prove it's an SR, 59B a Berlinetta.
  2. Just entered a few early Manta registration numbers into confused and they all come back as Manta L. I wonder if this is because the type 59 designation in the chassis number is for the "Luxus" shell, which I think all UK Manta A and most if not all early Manta B's came with?
  3. Considering the the DVLA's own rules say if the car was registered before the 8th January they will count it as built the previous year then you shouldn't have had to prove a build date.
  4. If you want more information on your cars it may be worth contacting Opel on this email opel.post@de.opel.com , send them the Chassis number of your car and they may be able to supply more detail, including original engine number, colour, trim colour etc. The Glass' Check Book lists the models as L, SR and Berlinetta for the 77 model year, I suspect this info was supplied by Opel UK. I know the logbook for my old 1979 hatch had it listed as a Manta SRB SH. I'm guessing SH stood for Sports Hatch, which of course was a description Opel didn't use. My old 1977 Berlinetta was listed on the V5 as Manta 1900 Auto.
  5. At that age it would have originally been registered with the local authority rather than Swansea, and then the details would have been transferred to the DVLA computer at a later date. My Manta A which is also an SR is on the V5 just as Manta 1900. It is incredibly common, and I'm amazed that DVLA are even willing to change the description on the V5. The insurance database is quite often wrong, maybe because someone has described it as a different model sometime in the past.
  6. The original steels are 13x5 1/2 ET37, but I believe the factory ATS for the B were 13x6 ET30.
  7. You should be able to, as far as I know the early B twin pot calipers are the same as the late A. My 73 car has been retro-fitted with the bigger discs and later calipers, not sure if they were late A or early B though, I think A as the guy I got them from had upgraded the brakes on his N reg A, and I think mine were his original calipers. I see Dr Manta lists a 246mm vented disc for Irmscher braking systems on the A and B, not sure what calipers you'd need for these though http://dr-manta-shop.de/epages/0859c4be-b99b-4b88-8216-6a78b07dc4b5.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/0859c4be-b99b-4b88-8216-6a78b07dc4b5/Products/01340002a
  8. You'll have the 238mm discs as standard then, the later models had 246mm discs, not sure how much difference it really makes to the stopping power though.
  9. The later Manta A had the same larger discs and calipers as the early B. I have a set on my car and they fit, but I have been told that they can sometimes foul the standard wheels, mine are fine though. What age is your car?
  10. As far as I know BHJ is still about, although in Ireland.
  11. I'd guess 4 as he wants a rear door.
  12. Looking for a bonnet for an Ascona A, the early type with the central hole for the washer jets if anyone has one kicking about please.
  13. Having completely forgotten about this last month, it's that time again on Monday. I'm planning to stay late at work Monday but will drive over straight after that if anyone's going?
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