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  1. Folks, Just to let you know , this car is available for sale. Only thing that has changed , I guess is we are all 2 years older ........ The details of the car are still the same , price also. Just so your aware , i am looking to sell all my mantas all be it I am not in a hurry. I have firmed up in my mind that it is time to sell up, as the cars do not get used , and the guilt of keeping them hidden away . One person 3 cars all different styles ,which I have enjoyed building and owning for different reasons. Appreciate that the styles of each of the cars is not to every ones taste, but as i have been fortunate enough to have owned 3 coupes , i liked having the different styles,. So me selling up the cars may well bring 3 new members to a great club. My white 400r sold last week ,although the car is still in my garage, the v8 is advertised on Facebook market place. Please dont frown that i have not put it here as I am the worlds least technical person in computers , phones and all that stuff. My wife has put the red car up for me on facebook in an account that i apparently have. Its been 25 years of manta ownership and i like to think, in my own way that i have been doing my bit for the mark up here in the north east and north of Scotland, and I am delighted to see so many projects up this way being finished to a high standard. There are roughly 10 -12 cars up this way these days when at one point there were only 3 or 4 of us. I say 25 years of ownership ,but that may be longer , if i dont get a buyer for the cars. It would be really nice for the cars to be appreciated and seen. When I can or someone can , I will see if I can get some additional pics of the interior and engine bay, i dont believe you would be disappointed with the condition this car is still in. There have been a few people shown interest in the car , but the price has been a sticking point. Coupes at auction recently have done very well , having more owners and higher miles ,not in exclusive trim . Not having alot to go on to gauge a price except what cars can make at auction and what it would take for me to let it go. On the subject of spares , I would say, i have accumulated quite a few, I will sort something out in the coming weeks in terms of a list . I got 1 of the local lads coming to pick some spares first.
  2. Hey Mike , car looks mighty fine. Top job ! Home straight now! 👍
  3. Lovely car ! Colours painted on impresses me , god knows how much time and effort that would have taken . Price looks fair to me, considering what it costs to restore a standard car without mods .everybit as good as a genuine 400 without the price tag . Not many people are bothered with detail when they see my 400r manta. I imagine it would be the same seeing a pretty unique car like the Ascona. It’s a 2 door ascona in the best livery imo.
  4. Lot of work done by the sounds of it plus respray. On the money I would say !
  5. Cheap car I would say , wheels and body kit if you can get them would be £7k ......... Body kit I priced at £3.5 k about 10 years ago . Not easy to get either wheels or kit . Having something similar myself ,I often find people either love it or hate it. It’s always interesting to hear what people think. The v8 always goes well with this style of car , people expect it to match the looks.. Build one for less than the reserve ............. no chance ! Good luck with the sale.
  6. Best to come and see it in the flesh if your serious and got the money. The overhead shot may be the oldest pic, the rest are last summer or summer before !
  7. Anyone know about “Cazana” I stumbled across this site with my manta advertised for £25000 . It’s not me that’s put it there . Just googled Opel manta as I sometimes do and up came D400VSS for sale . All the description is the wording I used on gumtree ? Any thoughts ? Looks like they are trying to offer finance on it , trying to be the middle man. Appreciate people comments about no pics, I now have my email account going again . I may re advertise in the future with pics . Just interested to hear what people know about this Cazana. Thanks Gerry .
  8. Thanks mike , that would been 2016 pic. I am tempted !! Never late in an eight !,! lad at work said that to me this week ! Hadn’t heard that before!,
  9. I will try and sort something out for pics . If anyone wants To phone for a chat about the car or arrange a viewing feel free to contact me. I have text some people pics from my phone. Please understand I am not a modern person that understand s gadgets , computers. I spend to much time in the garage. I needed help to get pics on this site previously , between my wife and a helpful member , we managed to get them on previously. If you want to contact my wife email , she can send them. Her email is jcantwell@hotmail.co.uk
  10. Thanks for the feedback from you all . The car being painted was a really hard decision to make, I pondered for ages , I can put anybody in touch with the painter in Fraserburgh who I am sure would verify what I am saying. Lacquer peel wasn’t an issue. Each panel had minor blemishes that really were minor. There were 2 stone chips on the front 4 slot that had been touched up by my father in law. The bumper front had a hairline mark passenger side , the lacquer on the boot topside had dulled for some reason, there were a couple of chips on the rear quarters, all said and done when I took advice from my painter , we were afraid that any paint repairs would not match , so the decision was made to go a full respray, as it happened , Scott from Huntly at the time had a complete set of original exclusive decals, which by good fortune Scott gave to me as he knew how much it mattered to me. also I am glad to say I also took the opportunity to remove the 2nd gte decal , so the pics you are seeing are pre paint I.e before 2012 . Scott was a chap on here who started a tread about his restoration and was building a 400r at the time after seeing mine. Incidentally the car was bought from Sandy Thain near Inverurie when he was the main Opel dealer back in the day . The reason I chose to advertise on gumtree was because I have been asked to sell by various people outwith the club who also appreciate what it is. To be fair to everyone who asked me to sell , I decided to advertise somewhere where it would be fair for all to find and you guys have found the add as well . I appreciate that my price may cause a stir in the community of manta owners , but I am very proud and passionate about the marque ,growing up in Ireland is where my love affair with Opel started. I know that letting go this car I won’t be able to get another like it, I also admit that one day we all have to part with our treasures that we cherish, I hope if a new owner comes along this time , they will enjoy it as much as I have. One day when possibly your turn comes to make the decision I am making now "............ I don’t think it will be easy either . The car may not sell now /this time , I will take my chance and enjoy it for however long more I have it. I appreciate the people who have pm,d and supported me here. Rgds Gerry
  11. Gents, The car is my car, I been deliberating a while as to whether to sell this car, once its gone I cant get another like it. I been a member on and off over the years , there are posts somewhere that I have mentioned the mileage and condition of the car are possibly archived. There are pictures there also. The condition of the car is genuine as is the mileage.I been asked many many times to sell it by various people local to me. How much do you ask for ? is a good question , its been a part of my life for so long , that's what it would take for me to part with it. May not be its true value , either way low or high. The car is only worth whats its worth to a person wanting it, its got to be right for me to sell it also. What makes an escort, nova, 205 so valuable, why not a manta? I am based in Aberdeen , I know people like Jock , Craig and Rab , are probably aware of the car, Mike ,Andy, Jim are guys who can vouch for its present condition. Email is a problem for me at the moment , trying to get my account unlocked is proving to be a pain.
  12. On holidays down Yorkshire and took in the Ripon Gathering , spotted the Brown 1600 ascona B , will get a pic up soon and a light green manta B coupe. I did speak to the Ascona owner and his wife, lovely people but didn't get a chance to speak to the manta owner. I will get back with reg number when I get a chance. Anyone on here? After the show ended I spotted the Ascona a few miles away from the show as I was trying to find my way around the road works that were on the A1. I am calling that a spot ! Manta Reg was LEX804P Manta B with chrome bumpers Rostyles Ascona Reg LCP643W Black Bumpers Rostyle wheels
  13. Thanks for the feedback on the v 8, its not everybodys cup of tea, but I enjoy the noise it makes .........a lot ! 400r is on the road this year , kinda wished I put the v 8 on as well, finding time to get out in them as much as I like can be tricky.
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