This is a pair of window winder handles for the Opel Manta & Ascona A series. They are used Opel parts with the part number 8959158. They are suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Ascona A series (1970-75)
  • Opel Manta A series (1970-75)
They have good chrome, with just a few very light scratches near the knob and they are blister and pock mark free. The plastic components are also clean and presentable, the hard to find (and all too easy to lose) securing clips are included.

For sale - Opel Manta A series window winders - £17.50

The plastic cups and pigtail springs that mount behind the winding handles are also available for additional cost.
The items shown in the pictures are what you will receive.

For sale - Opel Manta A series window winders, securing clips included

They are priced at £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.

For sale - Opel Manta A series window winders, with good chrome and plastic

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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22/05/20 - Now sold

This Sykes Pickavant tool with the part number is 045400 is designed to facilitate the removal and re-fitting of the hollow door hinge pins fitted to many classic GM Opel and Vauxhall vehicles. This particular tool was used on an Opel Manta A series, but the list of other vehicles it could be used on is extensive.

For sale - Syke Pikavant hinge pin removal tool - £20

It has signs of use but is still functional, 3 extractor pins are included, one has lost its knurled nut, I have vague recollections that it ended up lost inside a rusty door pin, additional ones are still available here if required. The items shown in the pictures are what you will receive.

For sale - Sykes Pickavant tool 045400 - £20

It is priced at £20 which I believe is the lowest price in the UK currently, the price also 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.

This is the only item in stock and I will not be replacing it, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic GM Opel or Vauxhall restoration.

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


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11/05/20 - Sold

This is a special anti-tamper castellated mixture adjustment tool for use with Stromberg 150 carburettors manufactured after October 1976. This particular tool was used on a 1979 Vauxhall Chevette, but may well be compatible with other vehicles.

For sale - Vauxhall Chevette Stromberg carburettor tool - £10

It has little signs of use and has probably only been used once or twice in the last 40 years. The item shown in the pictures is what you will receive.

For sale - Stromberg adjustment tool, little signs of use - £10

It is priced at £10 which I believe is the lowest price in the UK currently, the price also 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.

This is the only item in stock and I will not be replacing it, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your Vauxhall Chevette maintenance.

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


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13/05/20 - Now sold

This is the battery clamp from an Opel Manta A series, it is a genuine salvaged Opel part. It would be suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series - '70-'75
  • Opel Ascona A series - '70-'75
Due to design oversight and the action of lead acid battery chemistry makes the battery tray area highly prone to corrosion. This clamp is often lost from cars during battery replacement; without it there is the real risk that riding over a bump could cause the battery terminals to touch the bonnet and create sparks, a short circuit, voltage surges or even a fire.

For sale - Opel Manta A series battery clamp - £17.50

This clamping piece has been sand blasted and powder coated in a highly durable silk black finish. These measures should ensure that this component will provide many more decades of service and be a handsome addition to a show car engine bay.

For sale - Opel Manta A series battery clamp, easily lost during maintenance

It is priced at £17.50, 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, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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This is the special fascia from an Opel Manta A series SR fitted with the tachometer a.k.a. rev counter. It would be suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series - '70-'75
  • Opel Ascona A series - '70-'75
The rev counter was only fitted to the higher specification models of the Opel Manta A series; viz. the Rallye / SR, Berlinetta, GT/e (left hand drive only) and ultra rare Broadspeed Turbo conversion. The rev counter unit was also available as a dealer installed aftermarket option as detailed in the original factory manual here.

For sale - Opel Manta A series rev counter fascia - £15

The lower specification models of the Opel Manta A series in the UK had no tachometer, instead an electro-mechanical clock was fitted. In order to adjust the time on the clock, the clear plastic fascia was equipped with a push in spigot to move the hands.
Many enthusiasts like to fit a rev counter in place of the clock, as a  tachometer is often seen as being more in keeping with the sporty image of the Opel Manta. Unfortunately if you don't replace the fascia at the same time time you will be left with the odd looking spigot poking out of the centre.

For sale - Opel Manta rev counter fascia, no spigot in the middle - £15

Although I have a number of spare instrument panels, all stock of rev counters have now sold out.  This fascia still remains, so it might be a useful part for someone, perhaps if they were building a custom instrument cluster.

It is priced at £15, 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, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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This is the clock from an Opel Manta B series, no doubt it will be compatible with the Opel Ascona B series and possibly a variety of other GM/Vauxhall/Bedford/Opel vehicles too. It is a genuine GM Opel branded part, made in Germany by VDO and the part number is 9287250.

For sale - Opel Manta B series clock - £15

Not only is it is in good cosmetic condition, I connected it to a jumper pack and left it on "soak test" for a week, during which it ran reliably and remained totally accurate throughout the test.

For sale - Opel Manta B series clock, runs accurately - £15

This unit would make a good addition to a show or daily driver car; furthermore with a custom housing it would make a stunning and practical desk clock.

For sale - Opel Manta B series clock, VDO quality, made in Germany - £15

It is priced at £15, 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, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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15/05/20 - Now sold

This is the Haynes workshop manual for the Vauxhall Chevette, it covers the 1256 cc versions produced from 1975 to 1983, including the Chevanne. There is a supplemental chapter at the end covering the little differences made to the post-face lifted models. It should be noted that the HS and HSR homologation special models are not included.

For sale - Vauxhall Chevette Haynes manual - £10

It is in really good condition, there is odd oil smudge here and there, otherwise it is as clean as a whistle. Whether that was down to the Chevette's outstanding reliability and rugged build or the owner's laziness is a moot point.

Vauxhall Chevette Haynes manual, in really good condition - £10

It is priced at £10, which includes delivery to a UK address. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

For sale - Vauxhall Chevette Haynes manual, price includes delivery - £10

Haynes manuals for classic GM vehicles are becoming scarce in the UK, this is my only example and I will not be replacing it, so don't hang about if this is what you need for maintaining your Vauxhall Chevette.


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This is the Haynes workshop manual for the Opel Ascona B series and Opel Manta B series and in true Haynes style, has a rather fine cutaway drawing by Terry Davey of the 4 door saloon version of the Opel Ascona B on the cover.

For sale - Opel Ascona & Manta B  Haynes manual - £10

This particular version of the manual must have been produced very early in the production life of these cars as it only covers the period from September 1975 to 1977.

It is in really good condition, there is a small muddy mark on the corner of the back page, otherwise it is as clean as a whistle.

It is priced at £10, which includes delivery to a UK address. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Original service manuals for classic GM vehicles are not exactly plentiful in the UK, stocks are very limited and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.


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17/05/20 - Now sold

Another departure from the usual run of GM Opel and Vauxhall stock. This is the factory workshop manual for the Series MM, Series II and Minor 1000.

For sale - Morris Minor Workshop Manual AKD530E - £20

It is in fair condition, I have cleaned the cover but it is still a little grubby, there are oily marks on the edge of pages.

For sale - Morris Minor Workshop Manual, in fair condition

The rivets that secured the ring binder had separated from the cover, I have re-attached it with a couple of sturdy stainless steel button cap screws.

For sale - Morris Minor Workshop Manual, rivets replaced with stainless screws

The asking price is £20, the price includes UK delivery (Highlands and Islands excepted).

Obsolete Morris Minor spares are becoming more scarce in the UK, this is very much a one off item, so don't hang about if this Morris Minor factory workshop manual is what you need to maintain your classic Morris Minor.

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


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22/05/20 - Now sold

Something a little different from the usual GM Opel and Vauxhall stock. This is an original first aid box as fitted to various GPO "Post Office" vehicles including; the rubber wing Morris minor vans, Minis and BSA Bantam motorcycles. It is marked GPO on the back, the dimensions are 5" long, 1.5" deep and 3" wide.
For sale - GPO Morris Minor van first aid box - £15

The previous owner was a musician and used it to store piano spares, he had scratched "Fender Rhodes" onto the lid. In order to remove this it was necessary to sand back and re-finish.

GPO Morris Minor van first aid box, GPO markings

The asking price is £15, the price includes UK delivery (Highlands and Islands excepted).

GPO Morris Minor first aid box, small enough to fit in a classic Mini

Obsolete Morris Minor spares are becoming more scarce in the UK, this is very much a one off item, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Morris Minor van.

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


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16/11/19 - Now sold

This is a fuse box and cover from an Opel Manta A series, it is a genuine salvaged Opel part. It would be suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series - '70-'75
  • Opel Ascona A series - '70-'75
Opel Manta A series fuse box cover - £15

The fuse box cover, which so often goes missing, is present; before you get too excited it is worth noting that the tip of the plastic locking tab has broken off (see image above). The cover will stay in place, but this situation could be improved by attaching an additional piece of metal, glued in place with a high strength adhesive such as Araldite. I shall leave the next owner to decide if this is an acceptable modification to what is a recurring problem with this design of fuse box.

For sale - Opel Manta A series fuse box - £15

It is priced at £15, 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.

Opel Manta A series fuse box - delivery included

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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19/04/19 - Now sold

This is a reproduction Opel Manta A series tyre pressure door sticker. The original would have been mounted on the inside face of the (UK) passenger side B post, just below the door striker plate. As they are just a paper label, they rarely survive decades of use and multiple resprays.

For sale - Opel Manta A series tyre pressure sticker - £5

This reproduction label would make a nice period correct addition for a show car. It is priced at £5, 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, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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

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17/06/18 - Now sold

These head rests are part of a set of salvaged seats from an early model variant of the Opel Manta A series. This style of seat has a much more sporty appearance than those found on the later cars. The vinyl has small ventilation holes in the centre sections and the leatherette has a very delicate grain pattern. The overall look is much more in the minimalist 60s muscle car theme, rather than the 70s saloon comfort theme.

For sale - Opel Manta A series head rests - £25

Factory OEM head rests were one of the many options available for the Opel Manta A series and similar models from the same era, although they wee rarely specified and are quite rare. All the seats could be fitted with head rests, the factory manual even gives the precise measurements to cut the seat in order to retro fit them.

These seat head rests may not be the original GM items (I recall the ones I had being a little thinner) however they are a very close match and will fit the original seats. They certainly look good, add a little comfort and protect against whiplash in the unfortunate case of an accident.

They are likely to be suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series
  • Opel Ascona A series

Opel Manta & Ascona A  series head rest, a good upgrade

They are both in good condition with some very slight wear marks here and there. They would be an excellent upgrade to a daily driven vehicle, or even to a show car with a little more time spent valeting them.

The head rests are available for £25, UK delivery (excluding remote Highlands & Islands) is included. Europe and the rest of the World are possible, but might be expensive due to size and weight when packed. So please ask for a quote first as this could be quite expensive to do.

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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11/08/19 - Now sold

This is a part of a set of salvaged seats from an early model variant of the Opel Manta A series. This style of seat has a much more sporty appearance than those found on the later cars. The vinyl has small ventilation holes in the centre sections and the leatherette has a very delicate grain pattern. The overall look is much more in the minimalist 60s muscle car theme, rather than the 70s saloon comfort theme.

For sale - Opel Manta A series front driver's seat - £25

In the past I have covered many thousands of miles in this type of seat and found them to be very comfortable. Just don't jump in on a hot summers day wearing shorts or you'll need to visit casualty for third degree burns treatment.

Opel Manta A series front driver's seat, comfortable

These seats suitable were the standard fitment for many variants of the Opel Manta A series, including the Rallye, SR, and Deluxe models. In my experience, this style of seat is normally seen (in the UK) on those variants made during the 1970-73 period. The chassis number for such vehicles would usually begin with a 592 or 599 prefix and would correspond to; J, K, L and even M suffix registration plates.

It is likely to be only suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series
  • Opel Ascona A series

Opel Manta A series front driver's seat, split in the seat back rest

This is the driver's seat (UK RHD) from the set, it is in fair condition, but has some issues described below and is ripe for restoration. As often happens with these seats, the foam cushion has deteriorated badly. This has caused the seat base to collapse and made the vinyl tear where it is has become over stretched.

Opel Manta A series front driver's seat, vinyl split where it has become stretched

There are a few other minor wear marks, a small hole on the front and the most obvious being a split on the back rest.

Opel Manta A series front driver's seat, has a small hole on the front of the seat base

This particular seat has had a head rest fitted at some point. A suitable pair of head rests are available here if you are wanting an original equipment style optional upgrade.

Opel Manta A series front driver's seat, has had head rests fitted

This early model Opel Manta driver's seat is available for £25; delivery is possible within the UK. but will be expensive due to size and weight, it might also be possible to send multiple items via pallet. Alternatively I can arrange for a rendezvous around the Midlands area for cost only. Likewise I could meet continental enthusiasts in the region around Calais or Dunkirk, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite expensive to do.

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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This is a part of a set of salvaged seats from an early model variant of the Opel Manta A series. This style of seat has a much more sporty appearance than those found on the later cars. The vinyl has small ventilation holes in the centre sections and the leatherette has a very delicate grain pattern. The overall look is much more in the minimalist 60s muscle car theme, rather than the 70s saloon comfort theme.

For sale - Opel Manta A series front driver's seat - £25

In the past I have covered many thousands of miles in this type of seat and found them to be very comfortable. Just don't jump in on a hot summers day wearing shorts or you'll need to visit casualty for third degree burns treatment.

Opel Manta A series front seat, comfortable

These seats suitable were the standard fitment for many variants of the Opel Manta A series, including the Rallye, SR, and Deluxe models. In my experience, this style of seat is normally seen (in the UK) on those variants made during the 1970-73 period. The chassis number for such vehicles would usually begin with a 592 or 599 prefix and would correspond to; J, K, L and even M suffix registration plates.

It is likely to be only suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series
  • Opel Ascona A series

Opel Manta A series driver's seat, foam cushion has deteriorated

This is the driver's seat (UK RHD) from the set, it is in fair condition, but has some issues described below and is ripe for restoration. As often happens with these seats, the foam cushion has deteriorated badly. This has caused the seat base to collapse and made the vinyl tear where it is has become over stretched.

Opel Manta A series driver's seat, vinyl has torn due to sagging base

There are a few other minor wear marks, but nothing too bad..

For sale - Opel Manta A series driver's seat - £25

This early model Opel Manta driver's seat is available for £25; delivery is possible within the UK. but will be expensive due to size and weight, it might also be possible to send multiple items via pallet. Alternatively I can arrange for a rendezvous around the Midlands area for cost only. Likewise I could meet continental enthusiasts in the region around Calais or Dunkirk, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite expensive to do.

Opel Manta A series driver's seat, delivery possible

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


Updates:

09/08/19 - Now sold

This is a part of a set of salvaged seats from an early model variant of the Opel Manta A series. This style of seat has a much more sporty appearance than those found on the later cars. The vinyl has small ventilation holes in the centre sections and the leatherette has a very delicate grain pattern. The overall look is much more in the minimalist 60s muscle car theme, rather than the 70s saloon comfort theme. In the past I have covered many thousands of miles in this type of seat and found them to be very comfortable. Just don't jump in on a hot summers day wearing shorts or you'll need to visit casualty for third degree burns treatment.

For sale - Manta A series front passenger seat - £30

These seats suitable were the standard fitment for many variants of the Opel Manta A series, including the Rallye, SR, and Deluxe models. In my experience, this style of seat is normally seen (in the UK) on those variants made during the 1970-73 period. The chassis number for such vehicles would usually begin with a 592 or 599 prefix and would correspond to; J, K, L and even M suffix registration plates.

It is likely to be only suitable for the following applications:
  • Opel Manta A series
  • Opel Ascona A series

Manta A series seat for Rallye, SR & Deluxe variants

This is the passenger's seat (UK RHD) from the set, it is in quite good condition. There are a few wear marks here and there on the vinyl, on the exposed edges there are some spots that have worn through although they are rather small. It could be really useful for anyone with a left hand drive vehicle as a drop in replacement for a tired seat on a daily driver.

There are a few wear marks here and there

This early model Opel Manta passenger seat is available for £30; delivery is possible within the UK. but will be expensive due to size and weight, it might also be possible to send multiple items via pallet. Alternatively I can arrange for a rendezvous around the Midlands area for cost only. Likewise I could meet continental enthusiasts in the region around Calais or Dunkirk, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite expensive to do.

Would make a good drop in replacement for a left hand drive car

Obsolete GM spares are not exactly plentiful in the UK, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your classic Opel.

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


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01/05/19 - Now sold

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