1985 Opel Manta Berlinetta 1.8s SOLD

Back to the future for £1750.

In 1997 I parked my Opel in the garage, and there it has rested until this year, when I decided to see if I could bring the ‘Beast’ back to life.

Well, to my surprise, after some gentle coaxing and a little maintenance, it fired up, it moved, all my memories of Maddona, Bowie, Purple Raining Prince came bouffanting back.

So it’s back - now to the future!

It needs an Absolutely Fabulous new home and an owner that will cherish it’s handsome looks.

I won’t pretend that it’s perfect, far from it.

It has no MOT or TAX and has done 123, 000 Total Eclipse Of The Heart warming miles.

Anyone who knows this model will know that the front brake callipers can be as sticky as the last line on a Rubik’s cube.
The body work is hardly perfect, many little dents and scratches from sharing the garage space with the Masters of the Universe bicycles.
But underneath, lies a solid piece of German/ Belgium metal with no major corrosion and, at it’s beating heart, a working 1. 8 OHC engine.

If you have the time to do a little restoration, body building and bestow some care and attention to this classic you could live the Knight Rider memories all over again.


In summary, this is my list of things I know to be true:
• Needs an MOT and Tax
• Needs 4 x new tyres
• Needs a leaky radiator to be fixed
• Needs small dents and scratches to be made good
• Needs some rust around a wheel arch to be made good
• Needs the near side front brake calliper to be overhauled (bit sticky)
• Needs headlight reflectors cleaned
• Sunroof has some scratches on paintwork
• Tailgate piston struts are weak
• Brake master cylinder seals needs replacing

This is not a definitive list, a person in the know will have a better idea of the true extent of repair/ restoration. The car will have to be sold as seen and viewing is highly recommended!

The things I’ve done:
Changed the Oil and filter
Changed the spark plugs
Changed the brake fluid
Replaced fuel lines
Freed front brakes callipers
Flushed radiator and cooling system

You can have this slice of the 1980’s for offers in the region of £1750. It is currently SORN’ed, so it will need to be trailered away to it’s happy new home.

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