Following in the wake of the recent sale of radiator shrouds for the Opel Manta B GT/e, here is another item for this particular vehicle. It is the centre console, complete with 4 C-Box cassette storage holders for that truly classic vibe. If cassettes aren't your thing, they can be easily removed to reveal a generous storage cubby hole.

For sale - Opel Manta B GT/e centre console with C-Box cassette storage

The unit was quite dusty when I pulled it out of the loft, but it cleaned up very nicely and I am favourably impressed with the overall result. This would make a good addition for an everyday classic, perhaps where the original unit has been lost, damaged or clumsily modified, as often happens with unloved older vehicles before they reach classic status.

For sale - Opel Manta B GT/e centre console for your every day classic

It is priced it at just £25, a fair price as it includes delivery costs within the UK, which could be expensive, owing to the console's length.
I can send to some European / North American locations too, but please ask for a quote first as sending large items so far can be costly.

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, stocks are limited and I will not be replacing it, so don't hang about if this is what you need to finish off your project.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries.



UPDATES:

None so far

I don't keep much in the way of Opel Manta B series parts in stock, so I was surprised to see that someone needed just what I have available. I spotted on the Opel Manta Owners Club forum that Paul, an old acquaintance, was looking for the plastic shroud to fit on the radiator of his Opel Manta B series GT/e, I knew I had not one but two of these items sitting in a dusty recess of my loft. They responded very well to a quick bath and looked to be very presentable by the time I had finished.

A deal was quickly struck for both and they are now en route to sunny Cornwall. This made me think about putting some effort in to listing all the remaining Opel Manta B series parts I have; starting with the radiator for this model.

Sold - two Opel Manta GT/e radiator shrouds

UPDATES:

08/06/15 - Both sold

On offer is the plastic chrome moulding trim used on the front and rear windscreens of the Opel Manta and Ascona A series; I have read that it is also suitable for the respective B series models too but can't confirm this.
This is new old stock and is the correct Opel/GM branded part, not a cheap substitute pulled from the Ford parts bin, the part number is 8983284.

For sale - Opel Manta & Ascona Front & Rear Screen Plastic Chrome Trim

There are two pieces included; one is 7 metres long, the other is 3 metres long, this would be plenty enough to do both front and rear screens, as approximately 4 metres per screen are needed. Note that the front screen trim would need to be one continuous section, so you would need to cut this out of the longer piece first!

8983284 - the correct Opel/GM branded part, not a cheap substitute

In spite of the rarity and desirability of this hard to find item, I have priced it at just £22, which is below the price of the cheap pattern part items currently advertised on eBay and delivery costs within the UK are included in the price.
I can send to some European / North American locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

If you are looking for a perfect condition brand new stock to finish off your concours restoration before the show season gets going, this is the right item for you. Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, stocks are limited and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries.


UPDATES:

06/06/15 - Sold

Here's a mystery part that has sat on the same shelf for a couple of decades waiting to be identified. It is a new old stock Bosch distributor cap for a 6 cylinder engine GM/Opel/Vauxhall engine. The Opel catalogue number is 1212138 and the part number is 2894694. The number 1235522060 is embossed on the distributor cap itself in raised lettering.

My guess is that it is a late Opel Commodore, Opel Monza or Vauxhall Royale item, but the chances are that if you have got this far you will know more about this Vauxhall or Opel distributor cap than I.

For sale - distributor cap for Opel 6 cylinder engine

I have been lucky to have only experienced a cracked distributor cap once in my driving career and it killed the car instantly. So it is always good to keep a spare cap handy in case of failure or to restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, with no further stock, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.

For sale - Opel Monza or Vauxhall Senator perhaps?

The asking price is just £10 which even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.


It's unusual for me to have non-GM items in my collection, especially anything as weird as these early 70s Mini Clubman wing trim panels that I came across whilst clearing out my loft.

For sale - Mini Clubman "Woody" trim

To the best of my knowledge they were for the rare early 70s Mini Clubman "woody" estate model.
There was a metal section with the Fablon style faux wood finish, it had sun fading and flaking of the finish on the outer side and some light rust visible on the inner side. There were also two brightwork trim pieces which were in quite good condition, all bright and shiny with no dents, etc.

Mini Clubman trim - bright and shiny with no dents

Given the scarcity of such parts, I wanted these items to go to an enthusiast, rather than the scrap bin. I posted on a few Mini enthusiasts' FaceBook groups and found a buyer in under a week. This has proved to be a much easier process than finding new homes for classic Opel spares, hmm, I'm in the wrong business.

Mini clubman woody estate

On offer is a set of new old stock rear brake shoes, they are manufactured by CBS auto parts and marked up as Box 108. They are listed as suitable for; the Opel Manta A, Opel Ascona A, Opel Kadett B, Opel Rekord C, Opel Commodore A and even the Opel Olympia. Although not listed, I can see no reason why the Opel GT isn't included, as it used the same rear axle as the other cars shown above.

For sale - nos cbs brake shoes for Opel Manta and others

Here is a full list of potential applications as shown on the label:

Opel Kadett 1700  1967-71
Opel Kadett Rallye 1900S  1967-
Opel Olympia 1500, 1700, 1900 1967-
Opel Rekord 1500, 1700, 1900, 2200  1965-71
Opel Rekord Sprint  1964-69
Opel Ascona 1200, 16-19, S, SR  1971-
Opel Manta  1971-
Opel Commodore 2200, 2500, GS, GSE  1967-

For sale - a variety of Opel applications are listed

It is important to note that these parts have a folded section to mate with the handbrake cable and not the hook used on many of the later models. Do make sure that your vehicle has the correct hand brake cable to match, which I believe has ball ends.

Opel brake shoes - note the folded fitting

Unlike the modern equivalents these vintage items normally have a softer compound, which provides great stopping power and doesn't wear your brake drums out so rapidly. Avoid costly MOT failures and restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, with just a handful of sets left in stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.
The asking price is just £20 which even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.



On offer is a set of front brake pads suitable for; Opel Manta A, Opel Kadett C, Vauxhall Chevette and many other GM vehicles, some of which use them as rear brake pads.

Here is a list of potential applications:

  • Opel Kadett B  1965/09 - 1973/08
  • Opel Kadett B Coupe  1965/09 - 1973/08
  • Opel Kadett B Estate  1965/09 - 1973/08
  • Opel Kadett C City  1973/08 - 1979/07
  • Opel Kadett C  1973/08 - 1979/07
  • Opel Kadett C Coupe  1973/08 - 1979/07
  • Opel Kadett C Estate  1973/08 - 1979/07
  • Opel Ascona A (81,86,87,88)  1970/10 - 1975/08
  • Opel Rekord C  1966/08 - 1971/12
  • Opel Rekord C Coupe  1966/08 - 1971/12
  • Opel Rekord C Estate  1966/08 - 1971/12
  • Opel Rekord D  1972/01 - 1977/08
  • Opel Rekord D Coupe  1972/01 - 1977/08
  • Opel Rekord D Estate  1972/01 - 1977/08
  • Opel Commodore B  1972/01 - 1978/07
  • Opel Commodore B Coupe  1972/01 - 1978/07
  • Opel Senator A (29)  1978/02 - 1987/08
  • Opel GT  1968/09 - 1973/08
  • Opel Manta A (58, 59)  1970/09 - 1975/08
  • Opel Monza A (22)  1978/02 - 1986/08
  • Opel Admiral A  1964/04 - 1969/03
  • Opel Admiral B  1969/03 - 1978/01
  • Opel Diplomat A  1964/10 - 1969/03
  • Opel Diplomat A Coupe  1965/03 - 1967/10
  • Opel Diplomat B  1969/03 - 1978/08
  • Opel Ascona A Voyage (84, 89)  1970/10 - 1975/08
  • Opel Kapitan  1958/05 - 1963/12
  • Opel Rekord A  1963/01 - 1965/12
  • Opel Rekord B  1965/01 - 1966/12
  • Opel Rekord A Coupe  1963/01 - 1965/12
  • Opel Olympia A  1967/08 - 1971/08
  • Opel Olympia A Coupe  1967/08 - 1971/08
  • Opel Rekord B Estate  1965/08 - 1967/03
  • Opel Rekord B Coupe  1965/08 - 1967/02

These have quite a number of other applications for other manufacturers too, a full list can be found here.

For sale - brake pads for the Opel Manta and others

The Opel catalogue number is 1 171 1051 and the part number is 2797962. These are genuine OEM quality AC Delco parts; unlike the modern equivalents these pads have a softer compound, which provides great stopping power and dosen't wear your brake discs out so rapidly. After many miles of testing, I can confirm that their average lifespan will be around 25,000 miles for a manual transmission car, when used for regular cross country driving.

Avoid costly MOT failures and restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, with just a handful of sets left in stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.
The asking price is just £15 which even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.


On offer are two front brake disks for the Opel Manta A series, they are the original ATE components which were removed from my own car and skimmed on a lathe. Since then they have remained in dry storage for more than two decades.

For sale - Opel Manta A series front discs

One disc has some rust pitting on the outer edge, its thickness is 9.8 mm.

Manta A series front disc - some pitting on the outside edge

The other disc is slightly better and its thickness is 10.4 mm.

Manta A series brake disc - stored for over two decades

I have checked to see if similar items can be purchased on-line through eBay, etc. but it would appear that Opel Manta A series brake discs like these are no longer available from stockist.

Manta A series brake discs - no longer available in the UK

This pair of discs are in good usable condition, perfect for an every day vehicle; being original equipment specification the steel is likely to be more durable than the equivalent pattern parts.

The asking price is £25 for the pair, which includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

These are now hard to find items, stock is extremely limited and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.

Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.


On offer is one new old stock Lucas Girling brand rear brake hose. It is for the Opel Manta & Ascona A series models.

For sale - Opel Ascona A series rear brake hose

The part number is GHP 414, the overall length is 30cm, with female connectors fitted at both ends. The rear of the package states compatibility with the following vehicles:

  • Opel Ascona 1.6 (Rear) 1971-72
  • Opel Ascona 1.9 (Rear) 1970-75

  • For some reason certain variants including the Opel Manta A series are not listed, I can't think of a reason for this; but do check the fittings and length if you have any doubts about suitability.
    Being new old stock, it is in mint condition, the asking price is £15 which includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

    For sale - Opel Ascona A series rear brake hose

    Avoid costly MOT failures and restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, stock is limited and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.

    Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.


    On offer is one new old stock Moprod brand rear brake hose. It is for the early Opel Manta B series, Ascona B series, as well as the other cars based on the same platform, such as; the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 models.

    For sale - front brake hose for Opel Manta, Ascona & Vauxhall Cavalier

    The part number is BH248, the overall length is 40cm, with female connectors fitted at both ends. The rear of the package states compatibility with the following vehicles:
    • Opel Ascona, Manta, 1.6S, 1.9, 2.0 - 8/1976-81
    • Vauxhall Cavalier 1976-81
    Being new old stock, it is in mint condition, the asking price is £15 which includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

    For sale - front brake hose for Opel Manta, Ascona & Vauxhall Cavalier

    Avoid costly MOT failures and restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, stock is limited and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.

    Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.


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