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Monaco Blue

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  1. Can't recall now, but circa £3500 rings a bell. Sure I read on Faceache that it was sold.
  2. Interesting to see the results of the dipping as opposed to blasting. No surprises about the front grill panel. I had that replaced under the Vauxhall-Opel 6 year anti-rust warranty back in 1992 when my GTE was coming up to its 5th birthday. Was well chuffed!
  3. Seconded! I doubt it looked that good when new! Lovely rich colours. Also liking the wood effect strip. Looks darker than I recall, but suits the dark red fabric and carpet perfectly!
  4. Agreed re most of your thoughts. It's a tidy looking car. As for the burnt orange interior, personally speaking I'd prefer the dark grey that's fitted to the GT that's also currently for sale. At least you get a grey dash! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Manta-GT-1-8s-1983-1-owner/372827305188?hash=item56ce3d34e4:g:yEIAAOSwP3Jdvv0a
  5. That's looking very smart! More so given you are a novice with a sewing machine. Impressive!
  6. Just as an aside, are there any survivors in this colour? It was pretty rare back in the day and was only available in the runout year (X plate cars). Ditto Anthracite and a light metalic blue.
  7. Fair point re the F plate cars. But I was meaning last built rather than registered. Not sure when exactly the last Manta rolled off the production line despite some extensive Google searches. I'm sure somebody will know.
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-manta-400r/184019556800?hash=item2ad86b99c0:g:gEgAAOSwr3BdvWdZ
  9. It's all moving along at quite a pace now! It all looks rather complicated. I'd hate to put this all back together again! Hopefully all the photos and marking will be a big help when the time comes!
  10. Guessing Andy's too busy to post a link. One of the last being registered in May 88. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/opel-manta-gte-exclusive/264514912965?hash=item3d965142c5:g:AcUAAOSwjT9duFDT
  11. This 4-door Ascona is for sale on Facebook.
  12. Looks tidy enough. Nice in Sapphire Blue! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1978-VAUXHALL-CAVALIER-2-0L-COUPE/163920394420?hash=item262a6ab8b4:g:S40AAOSwXq5dtb0Q
  13. Someone was playing them at their own game yesterday. There was a bid of £60K for a Mk.1 Astra GTE!
  14. No problem. The same seats as the Manta except the bolsters are dark grey along with the piping. In some respects nicer than the red/orange piping. Only problem being, the rear seats won't match.
  15. Spot-on Dave. If it were a GTE it would possibly sell at circa £15K given the condition and mileage, but a GT or Berlinetta is a much harder sell. Witness the Anthracite Berlinetta now for sale again at £13500 or whatever. That's dropped £6K from when it was last up for sale.
  16. They look more like those fitted to the Mk1 Astra GTE. Lovely seats back in the day and still are.
  17. A bit pricey indeed, albeit that's for a pair. They do look good brand new!
  18. Can't disagree with re the Daytona interior. That would lift it albeit not OEM. Like you say, best left original. Good to hear your own Coupe is coming along. Not surprised you don't have time to work on it.
  19. Looking at both this one and the pale blue one that's also currently for sale, you realise how good looking those early B's were when new! If it weren't for the headlamp surrounds I'd have thought this was more like a W plate albeit with chrome bumpers. The only thing that takes a bit of getting used to is the questionable colour palette Opel used in the interior. BTW, how's D114BCW coming along?
  20. I've read about this one but never seen it. I'm sure someone can add a bit more info: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F184001167331 Just noticed it's already been posted albeit with a rather vague title.
  21. Unbelievable! Maybe he reckons if it's advertised at £21K, someone might offer him £15K. Deal done!
  22. Ahha! It's resurfaced yet again! There's a few threads on here re this car. It's a cracker! ....and could be worth the asking price or close to it. Loads of photos here: https://borderreivers.co/portfolio/opal-manta-berlinetta-1-8s/
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