This is a pair of Opel Manta A series rear indicator lenses. They are Hella branded salvage items and go to show that under the dust and dirt, just how good some second hand parts can be.

For sale - Opel Manta A series rear indicator lens - £10

They are priced at £20 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 rear indicator lens - £10

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.

For sale - Opel Manta A series pair of rear indicator lenses - £20

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


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17/07/20 - Now sold

This is a reversing light lens for the Opel Manta A series. It is a genuine GM Opel new old stock item, made by Hella, with the part number 12 27 434.

For sale - New Opel Manta A series reversing light lens - £20

It is only suitable for the Opel Manta A series model. From my experience the earlier cars had SWF brand lights, which changed to Hella later, roughly around mid 1973. Both brands are directly interchangeable though, with no visible external differences.

For sale - Hella brand Manta A series reversing light lens - £20

Sometimes these light units are used as an alternative item for the Opel GT and even the Chevrolet Corvette. They have also been sort after by kit car builders for many years, particularly those wishing to recreate a Ferrari tribute.

For sale - Manta A series lens, part number 12 27 434 - £20

It is 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, this is the very last of my stock and I will not be replacing it, 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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15/07/20 - Now sold

This is a single headlamp, suitable as replacement for the inner (main beam) unit on the Opel Manta A series. Manufactured by Hella, it has the following part number on the glass - 4460 and the unit is labelled as - 1F3 001 162-01, the GM part number 8970620 is hand written on the box.

For sale - Manta headlamp 1F3 001 162-01 - £30

It is designed to accommodate the H4 lamp unit with the three large spade connectors. For UK Manta owners that will correspond to the base model Deluxe normally fitted with the 1600cc engine and not the SR/Berlinetta models fitted with the 1900cc engine.

For sale - Opel Manta A series H4 headlamp - £30

I appreciate it can be quite confusing with all the different model options on the Opel Manta, especially as many cars will have been modified from their original specification over the years. To clarify matters I have prepared an article, which can be found here
Changing over to the H4 from the H1 type will require new connectors of the appropriate type; a 30 minute job with a crimp tool if you know your way around electrics.

For sale - Opel Manta headlamp 8970620 - £30

So what are the advantages of H4 Halogen units?

Easily upgraded.... the H4 lamp is not only available in the standard 55 Watt output, but also uprated Xenon versions. There are even discharge and long life CREE led upgrade options available. It is the correct original styled replacement part... so good for Concours competition purists.

It is priced at £30, 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.
Do ask if you are interested in stainless steel M4 retaining screws to replace the awful mild steel original parts; or backing plates, trim rings, beam adjusters or many other similar items I have in stock.

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.

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This is a single new old stock headlamp, suitable as replacement for the inner (main beam) unit on the Opel Manta A series. Manufactured by Hella, it has the following part number on the glass - 14464 R8 - 14471 R8 and the unit is also labelled as - 1F3 002 425-00.

It is designed to accommodate the H1 lamp unit with the single small spade connector and a similar connector for earthing. For UK Manta owners that will correspond to the SR/Berlinetta models and not the base model Deluxe normally fitted with the 1600cc engine.

For sale - Opel Manta A series H1 headlamp - £35

I appreciate it can be quite confusing with all the different model options on the Opel Manta, especially as many cars will have been modified from their original specification over the years. To clarify matters I have prepared an article, which can be found here
Changing over to the H1 from the H4 type will require new connectors of the appropriate type; a 5 minute job with a crimp tool if you know your way around electrics.

For sale - Manta headlamp 1F3 002 425-00 - £35

So what are the advantages of H1 Halogen units?

Easily upgraded.... the H1 lamp is not only available in the standard 55 Watt output but also uprated 75 watt and 100 watt versions. It is the correct original styled replacement part... so good for Concours competition purists.

It is priced at £35, 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.

Do ask if you are interested in stainless steel M4 retaining screws to replace the awful mild steel original parts; or backing plates, trim rings, beam adjusters or many other similar items I have in stock.
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.


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This is a single new old stock Monroe Radial Matic rear shock absorber, part number R 1566.
It is listed as suitable for:
  • Opel Commodore B Saloon (Year of Construction 01.1972 - 07.1978, 115 - 160 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Commodore B Coupe (Year of Construction 01.1972 - 07.1978, 115 - 141 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Commodore C Saloon (Year of Construction 08.1978 - 12.1982, 115 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Commodore C Estate (61) (Year of Construction 12.1980 - 12.1982, 115 - 130 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Kadett C Saloon (Year of Construction 08.1973 - 07.1979, 40 - 60 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Kadett C CC (Year of Construction 08.1973 - 07.1979, 40 - 75 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Kadett C Coupe (Year of Construction 08.1973 - 07.1979, 40 - 75 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Manta A Coupe (Year of Construction 09.1970 - 08.1975, 60 - 105 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Rekord D Saloon (Year of Construction 01.1972 - 08.1977, 60 - 100 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Rekord D Coupe (Year of Construction 01.1972 - 08.1977, 75 - 100 hp, Petrol)
  • Opel Rekord E1 Saloon (Year of Construction 08.1977 - 08.1986, 60 - 115 hp, Diesel,Petrol)
  • Vauxhall Chevette Saloon (Year of Construction 09.1974 - 12.1985, 53 - 57 hp, Petrol)
  • 1.3, Year of Construction 03.1975 - 12.1985, 1256 , 53 hp
  • 1300, Year of Construction 09.1974 - 12.1985, 1256 , 57 hp
Given the widespread sharing of parts between so many Vauxhall and Opel designs they could be suitable for a variety of other models too.

For sale - Opel Manta A series rear shock absorber - £15

I know these items would usually be sold as a pair but there's just the one available and it seems a shame to scrap a new old stock part. I have found a UK supplier with additional stock here

For sale - Monroe Opel shock absorber, fits many models - £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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19/07/20 - Now sold

This is a pair of reconditioned front outriggers for the Opel Manta A series. They are a strengthening brace which bolts to the front chassis rails ( using the threads in the front bumper mounting irons ) and the lower front valence.

For sale - Opel Manta A series chassis outriggers - £25

On most Opel Manta A series the chassis outriggers will have corroded away to nothing, fortunately these were salvaged many years ago, then blasted and powder coated in a silk black colour, very similar to the original finish.
They have been dry stored for the last 25 years and as you would expect are in first class condition, making a very nice detailing piece for a show car.

Chassis outriggers - mount to items 10 & 13 in this GM illustration

Confusingly, the equally rust prone front jacking point on the Opel Manta A series is sometimes also referred to as a chassis outrigger, but these parts are not front jacking points for the Opel Manta A series.

For sale - Manta A series chassis outriggers, these are not jacking points.

They are priced at £25 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.

I have never seen these offered for sale in the UK or elsewhere. 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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18/07/20 - Two pairs in stock

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

This is a set of three salvaged plain steel wheels for an Opel Manta A series. This style of wheel was normally fitted to the base "DeLuxe" specification car, typically fitted with the 1600cc engine variant.

For sale - Opel Manta A series plain wheel #1 - £30

They are 13" x 5J steel wheels with chrome plated hubcaps, although not shown in the photos these will be included. The 4 x 100 PCD will fit many other Vauxhall and Opel models, although the offset is more suitable for the rear wheel drive models.

For sale - Opel Manta A series plain wheel #2 - £30

As can be seen there is surface rust on the wheels, some time with a wire wheel or sand blasting would easily remedy this. These wheels would be useful as a set to fit whilst having bodywork done on your vehicle, they could be banded for a radical custom look or alternatively they could be for a small custom car trailer.

For sale - Opel Manta plain wheel #3 - £30

165 x 13 tyres are fitted, they have seen very little use and have plenty of tread left at around 7 mm.

For sale - Opel Manta wheels, plenty of tread at around 7 mm

They are priced at £30 for the set, delivery within the UK is available at cost. 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 an original salvaged plastic cover for the AC Delco ignition distributor fitted to the C.I.H. engine in the Opel Manta A series. The part number is 13 10 32 and 3463155. Given the widespread use of AC Delco parts in so many Vauxhall and Opel models, it may fit other classic GM vehicles too.

For sale - Opel Manta A series distributor cap cover - £12

I imagine that these were designed to help prevent moisture ingress to the distributor and causing misfires, etc. especially for those vehicles that were used in more humid conditions, such as in Northern Europe. It is in good serviceable condition, but owing to this parts location, there may still be some ingrained dirt, plus the odd scratch here and there.

Sadly this part sometimes gets lost by garages or careless mechanics, so would make an attractive and practical addition to any engine bay, whether a show car or daily driver.

For sale - Opel Manta distributor cover, prevents moisture ingress - £12

It is priced at £12, the price even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to Europe or even Worldwide too, but please ask for a quote first as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Due to PayPal terms and conditions an item has to be sent by a tracked service to your registered PayPal address.

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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11/08/20 - 1 item in stock

This is an original salvaged plastic cover for the Bosch ignition distributor fitted to the C.I.H. engine in the Opel Manta A & B series. The part number is 13 10 32 and 3465583. Given the widespread use of Bosch parts in so many Vauxhall and Opel models, it may fit other classic GM vehicles too.

For sale - Opel Manta distributor cap cover - £12

I imagine that these were designed to help prevent moisture getting in to the distributor and causing misfires etc. especially for those vehicles that were used in more humid conditions, such as Northern Europe. It is in good serviceable condition, but owing to this parts location there may still be some ingrained dirt, plus the odd scratch here and there.

Sadly this part sometimes gets lost by garages or careless mechanics, so would make an attractive and practical addition to any engine bay, whether a show car or daily driver.

For sale - Opel Manta distributor cover, prevents moisture ingress - £12

It is priced at £12, the price even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to Europe or even Worldwide too, but please ask for a quote first as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Due to PayPal terms and conditions an item has to be sent by a tracked service to your registered PayPal address.

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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25/07/20 - 1 item left

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