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1900SR last won the day on November 18 2020

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  1. I'm not sure how European specs differed, but both cars pictured without the shrouds have plain silver wheels, which was also a mark of a lower spec car over here. Edit, I've just noticed they don't have the side rubbing strips either.
  2. I'm now doubting myself, so dug out a couple of early brochures, and typically the photo of the DL is from the rear so you can't see the headlights. I am still pretty certain that the base models didn't have the brows, certainly Ben's old car NOOP didn't have. Given that the headlamps themselves to go with the surrounds are like hens teeth to get hold of I don't think I'd fit them. Just before I sold my Blue Berlinetta a few years back it picked up a chip in the headlamp, and to the best of my knowledge it's still chipped as no-one's been able to find a replacement.
  3. I suspect that lot was being sold by a well known former club member, and if it is who I think it is I'll be surprised if there was any shill bidding going on.
  4. Am I being cynical to think that if you buy the "good shell" you'll actually get the ID from the spares car which is Metallic Blue?
  5. Factory sunroof and vinyl roof, not a good combo on a Manta.
  6. The chassis number should be stamped into the scuttle where the bonnet closes on the drivers side, assuming it's the same as European market cars.
  7. Good looking car, but it didn't precede the Manta, just the Manta B. Having had a Viva 1800 HC (albeit an estate) I'd rather have the Manta with it's CIH engine.
  8. Maybe that's why Clive has put it up for sale rather than doing it himself, I assume it's the car he was wanting parts for.
  9. I believe 1978 was the first year that wheel was fitted.
  10. Possibly the best steering wheel ever factory fitted to a Manta, but not period correct for a 1977 car, so I guess it depends if Clive wants to go original or not. If he does then the steering wheel is governed by the spec of the car. This is the Berlinetta one, which I believe was also on the SR. I think the base models had one like the A series SR. Edit, it was similar in style to the A series one, but more basic.
  11. Here you go, it's solid to the best of my knowledge, but tatty. You can see it's a bit bent on the right hand side by the Manta badge.
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