Sold - Wheel Arch trim Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 or Opel Manta B series

Steven Fordham contacted me recently, he had spotted I had a trim listed for the Opel Manta B series, he owns a Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1, which is to all intents the same vehicle.

The only significant difference between a the Cavalier and the Manta is that the Manta has air slots in the front panel; 2 on the early models and 4 on the later ones. There were slight differences to the interior trim detailing too. All Mk1 Vauxhall Cavaliers were fitted with the distinctive aerodynamic "droop snoot" front panels, even the humble 2 and 4 door saloon variants; unlike the equivalent Opel Asconas which received traditional looking bluff fronted radiator grills.

Both vehicles were sold side by side at Vauxhall dealers in the UK during the 70's and 80's. But when the front wheel drive Cavalier Mk2 was introduced there was no coupe option offering. Vauxhall fans had to wait for the introduction of the Vauxhall Calibra in 1989 for that privilege.

Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 "It's an Opel!"

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