This Opel Manta A series front grille has seen a few miles and not with the most sympathetic of owners judging by its appearance. On the plus side the plastic body is free from cracks or other damage, it was quite dirty but responded well to gentle cleaning. In the past I have been able to achieve quite stunning results with a generous application of T-Cut and copious elbow grease to grilles in the same condition.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series radiator grille

The upper brightwork is too far gone to be worth saving, but the lower brightwork is not too bad and I was surprised how just a few minutes spent with some Autosol really transformed its appearance.

I was going to scrap this item, but as this could be a useful part for restoring an everyday vehicle or track day car I have priced at £15 for a quick sale, the price includes delivery within the UK.

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.


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Updates:

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For a change I have something new to list for sale. This is new old stock Opel Manta A series lower front grille trim. As you would expect of a brand new part it is in excellent condition, however at some point during storage it has acquired a slight twist at one end.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series front grille trim

I am sure that once clipped into place on a front grille the twist will be removed, either way this lower grille trim would still make an excellent replacement part for a show car.

This type of spare part is in the "Hen's Teeth or Rocking Horse Manure" range of scarcity in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. It is priced at £20 for a quick sale, the price includes delivery within the UK.

The twist should go once it is installed on the radiator grille

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.

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


Updates:

01/12/2015 - Now Sold

Continuing on the theme of Opel Manta A series rear light units, this the first pair of Opel Manta A series rear indicator units that I have prepared. They are in very good condition, the plastic body is free from cracks and damage. Although they were quite dirty initially, they responded well to a polish with T-cut and cleaning. There are a couple of patches of paint over-spray on the rear of the body and a small "bald" spot, should you want you could blow over it with a smidgen of grey primer and no-one would ever be the wiser.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series rear indicators

The bright chrome like trim trim looks fine at a distance, but close up scrutiny will reveal some areas around the perimeter where the surface has become milky. Unfortunately I don't think that you can do much to restore this this style of brightwork, but please feel free to correct me if you know better.

Opel Manta A series rear indicators - very clean

The lenses were in equally good shape, T-cut has removed all the dirt and given them a lovely shine. There is some light fading of the red on what will be the top surface when they are installed in a car. They all do this to a certain extent and should be remembered that these are 40 year old spares now.

Opel Manta A series rear indicators - lovely shine after T-cut

I believe this first pair are quite simply the best units you will find for sale without forking out big money for brand new old stock items. Either way this pair of Manta A reversing lights will still make an excellent replacement part for an everyday classic or track day car. Plus there is also the option of repainting the silver trim in silk black, just like the Manta A GT/e, or alternatively in body colour for a custom finish.

Opel Manta a series rear indicators - some over spray on the back

This sort of repair part is difficult to find in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. They are priced at £20 a pair for a quick sale, the price includes delivery within the UK.

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.

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


Updates:

25/11/15 - First pair sold
26/11/15 - Second pair sold - No further stock of complete rear indicator units

Recently I have had a lot of requests for Opel Manta A series rear light units consequently I have been busy sorting through units and preparing them for sale. As usual this took far longer than I anticipated, as is often the case.

This the first pair of Opel Manta A series reversing lights that I have prepared. They are in very good condition, the plastic body is free from cracks and damage. Although they were quite dirty initially, they responded well to a polish with T-cut and cleaning. There were a couple of patches of paint over-spray on the rear of the body; should you want you could blow over it with a smidgen of grey primer and no-one would ever be the wiser.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series reversing lights

The bright chrome like trim trim looks fine at a distance, but close up scrutiny will reveal some areas around the perimeter where the surface has become milky. Unfortunately I don't think that you can do much to restore this this style of brightwork, but please feel free to correct me if you know better.

Opel Manta A series reversing lights - responded well to cleaning

The lenses were in equally good shape, T-cut has removed all the dirt and given them a lovely shine. There is some light fading of the red on what will be the top surface when they are installed in a car. They all do this to a certain extent and should be remembered that these are 40 year old spares now.

Opel Manta reversing lights - lenses in good shape

I believe this first pair are quite simply the best units you will find for sale without forking out big money for brand new old stock items. Either way this pair of Manta A reversing lights will still make an excellent replacement part for an everyday classic or track day car. Plus there is also the option of repainting the silver trim in silk black, just like the Manta A GT/e, or alternatively in body colour for a custom finish.

A couple of patches of paint over spray on the rear of this unit

This sort of repair part is difficult to find in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. They are priced at £20 a pair for a quick sale, the price includes delivery within the UK.

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.


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


Updates:

25/11/15 - First pair sold
27/11/15 - Second pair sold
28/01/16 - Third pair sold

Apparently you would be hard pressed to find a new car today with manual windows, oh how the World has changed. Back in the 70s, electric windows were the sole reserve of executive cars and limousines, for regular cars the hand crank or "window winder" was king.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series window winders

On many Opel Manta A series cars the plastic knob on the end of the winder is prone to wear and breaking off, worst of all it isn't a repairable part either.

Fortunately I have a few reasonable salvaged examples available for the Opel Manta A series and these should also be suitable for the Opel Ascona A series too. They have all been used, so expect to see some light scratching on the surface and a little wear too.
They are priced at £10 each or £15 for the pair, the price includes delivery within the UK.

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.

Opel Manta A window winder: (single)
Opel Manta A window winder (pair):

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Updates:

22/11/15 - First pair sold, plenty left

Tying in neatly with my recent post about Opel Manta A series door trims, is this new old stock rubber strip for the passenger side door. As it is new and has never been used it is in perfect condition, although there is a little dust from many years of storage.
This rubber trim would make an excellent replacement part for a Sunday driver or concours competition car.

It is reasonably priced at £20, the price includes delivery within the UK.

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.

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


Updates:

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I now need to clear out this selection of salvaged Opel Manta A series door trims; as some pieces have good rubber inserts and some have reasonable brightwork, they will be sold per side as a batch; then you can mix and match the best bits and keep, discard or sell on anything left over. Swapping over the rubber insert is fiddly but not especially tricky or difficult.

Passenger Side

On these passenger side pieces the brightwork looks fine at a distance, but close up inspection will reveal some surface scratching, dinks and dents. One has the better cosmetic appearance, but the rubber has perished and the other a near perfect rubber but more scratches and damage.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series door trim

These door trims would still make an excellent replacement part for an everyday classic or track day car. Plus there is also the option of repainting the trim in silk black, just like the Manta A GT/e, or alternatively in body colour for a custom finish.

One of these trims would be perfect for an everyday classic

Check the images closely to make sure these parts are precisely what you want, as you will be sent just the items shown.

Opel Manta A series door trim - good rubber on this one

These door trims will be sold by the side and are priced at £15 to clear, the price includes delivery within the UK.

I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.


Updates:

02/12/15 - The passenger side pieces have now been sold. Driver's side still in stock, see below.



Driver's Side

There are three pieces for the driver's side, one of them is very clean and shiny, the other has a good rubber insert with no cracks or damage. Once again a nice piece of trim could be made by using the best bits from each.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series driver's side door trim

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 for your car.

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


Updates:

08/12/15 - Driver's side sold

I have a nice hoard of dashboard instruments salvaged from various Opel Manta A series, the majority are from the base model deLuxe "S" specification Opel Manta A series with the large clock and not the tachometer or rev counter fitted to the higher specification SR and Berlinetta models.

Needless to say they all have different odometer readings, for the one shown below I constructed a nifty winder mechanism to spin the odometer back round to zero. If you have a broken speedometer and want to match a specific mileage, do let me know and I'll find the closest match.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series Instrument Cluster base model type

It is ridiculous keeping so many in stock when they could still be useful to others for stripping down for parts. As they are all salvaged, I can't guarantee that they will be complete or working, but if you have any gripes, I will send a replacement. As far as I'm aware exactly the same cluster was used in the Opel Ascona A series too.

Opel Manta A series - Instrument Cluster Rear View

If you are wondering about Opel Manta A series Rallye, SR or Berlinetta instruments with the tachometer or rev counters fitted, then you have come to the right place; this is the first of two rev counters and is the better of the two I have for sale.

For Sale - Opel Manta A rev counter for SR model

As can be seen in the images it is not perfect with some scratches present on the black sections. I suppose these could be touched in with a little paint or a marker pen and a very steady hand.

Rear view - Opel Manta A series rev counter

The rear view shows that this particular design of rev counter has three terminals for; the live power feed, a neutral feed and the signal from the distributor.

For sale - Opel Manta A SR instrument console

Here you can see the same rev counter when mounted in an instrument cluster, the odometer on the speedometer reads 42000 miles.

Rear view - Opel Manta A SR instrument console

Check the images closely to make sure these parts are precisely what you want, as you will be sent just the items shown.

Given that these parts are not perfect the standard instrument clusters are priced at £25 to clear and the SR/Rallye/Berlinetta instrument clusters are priced at £35 to clear.
These prices include delivery within the UK, I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

STANDARD INSTRUMENTS - £25

SR INSTRUMENTS - £35

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 for your car.

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


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When I bought my first Opel Manta A series in 1987 it had exactly the same design of gauge pod installed above the transmission tunnel. At first I thought it was something that some "Kev the rev" enthusiast had installed over a weekend; later I discovered that they were only fitted to all the "sporty" models in the range branded as Rallye or SR models. Even the top of the range Berlinetta model didn't get these gauges.
Furthermore, in the UK, this particular style of pod was only installed in the early models and is  identified by the white lettering on the instruments; later cars received red paint and had a more angled pod which admittedly was much easier to read from the driving seat.

For sale - Opel Manta SR/Rallye gauges

This particular pod is not in the best of condition, close inspection of the mounting points will reveal that it has a section missing, I don't know whether this is repairable.

SR/Rallye gauges - not in the best condition

The ammeter and oil pressure gauges are present, I wasn't able to test the oil pressure gauge, but I tested the ammeter and it works OK. There was no clock present with this set of gauges, but I can supply a very nice Kienzle brand clock from the same era and it will probably be far more reliable than the original electro-mechanical one which were never up to much.

Kienzle period clock - more accurate than the Opel electro-mechanical design

Please check all of the images closely to make sure these parts are precisely what you want, as what is shown will be precisely what you receive. Given that these parts are not in the best of shape they are priced at £15 to clear, the price includes delivery within the UK.
I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Manta SR/Rallye gauges - priced low to sell

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 for your car.

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

UPDATES:

18/10/15 - Now sold.

Here are a couple of Opel Manta A series headlamp surrounds that a lot of people have been making enquiries about. The first of these is still in fair condition, the plastic body is free from cracks or other damage, it was quite dirty but responded well to gentle cleaning. It would seem that there are some areas of paint over-spray, nothing that an hour or so with T-Cut or similar abrasive polish wouldn't sort out though.

For sale - Opel Manta A series headlamp surround #1

The brightwork looks fine at a distance, but close up inspection reveals some surface scratching; it looks like someone did some D.I.Y. bodywork on the adjacent front wing and inadvertently sanded over the bright-work with a low grade of paper.
Unfortunately I don't think that you can polish out the scratches with this style of brightwork, but please feel free to correct me if you know better.

Looks like someone did some D.I.Y. bodywork on the adjacent front wing

Either way this headlamp surround would still make an excellent replacement part for an everyday classic or track day car. Plus there is also the option of repainting the trim in silk black, just like the Manta A GT/e, or alternatively in body colour for a custom finish.

The second of these Manta A headlamp surrounds is also in fair condition and the plastic body is free from cracks or other damage, a little more elbow grease with T-Cut or similar abrasive polish would no doubt yield a high gloss finish.

For sale - Opel Manta A series headlamp surround #2

The brightwork would be quite good if it wasn't for six or so dents in the finish, it is possible that if removed and placed on a suitable surface, you might still be able to knock these imperfections out.


The brightwork would be quite good if it wasn't for six or so dents in the finish

Either of the headlamp surrounds are priced at £15 each to clear, the price includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

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 for your car.

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


UPDATES:

12/10/15 - Both items under offer, awaiting payment
15/10/15 - Now sold.

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