On offer is a sealed beam headlamp, identical to the popular Lucas SB5712 sealed beam unit, used as the inner main beam unit on twin headlight cars. It is specified as a 12 volt 50W 5 3/4" unit with a vintage domed glass front with a 2 pin electrical connector. It is visually the same as the popular Lucas model but manufactured by Thorn.

For Sale - Lucas 5712 by Thorn.

So what are the advantages sealed beam units?
  • Reflector will not rust.... no more MOT failures due to low light output or poor beam spread.
  • Glass doesn't get dirty or mist up on the inside.... where you can't clean it.
  • Earth connection is on a spade connector.... doesn't depend on a lamp making good contact with the reflector body.
  • Rubber sealing boot not required.... no hidden gremlins with the electrical connections.

Sealed beam headlamp - reflector will not rust

Typical applications for this part include:

JAGUAR (DAIMLER)
  • MK10 1966-71 main beam
  • XJ6 2.8 1968-73 main beam
  • XJ6 4.2 1971-73 main beam
  • XJ6 4.2 1973-75 main beam
  • Daimler Limousine 4.2 1973-78 main beam

TALBOT , HILLMAN , SUNBEAM
  • Avenger GL , GT , GLS  1970-76
  • Chamois  1970
  • Hunter GLS  1972-76
  • Imp Sport  1972-75
  • Rapier H120  1970-76
  • Stiletto  1970-71

LOTUS
  • Esprit 1975-80 main beam

RELIANT
  • Scimitar GTE 1966-78 main beam

ROLLS ROYCE
  • Corniche 1971-84 main beam
  • Silver Shadow I 1965-77 main beam
  • Silver Shadow II 1977-80 main beam

ROVER
  • P6 2000 , 2200 1963-77 main beam

TRIUMPH
  • Triumph 1500 1973-75 main beam
  • Triumph 1500 , TC 1975-76 main beam
  • Triumph 2000 , 2.5 , Pi 1970-76 main beam
  • Triumph Dolomite 1500HL 1976-81 main beam
  • Triumph Dolomite 1850HL , Sprint 1972-81 main beam
  • Triumph Vitesse 1966-70 main beam

TALBOT
  • Sceptre 1967-76 main beam

TOYOTA
  • Celica 1978-81 main beam

VAUXHALL
  • Cresta PC Viscount 1965-72 main beam
  • Firenza 1971-75 main beam
  • Magnum 1973-76 main beam
  • Ventora FD 1967-72 main beam
  • Ventora FE 1972-76 main beam

For Sale - fits Firenza, Magnum, Ventora and others

This part is available for £10 which includes delivery costs, it will be substantially packed for safe arrival.
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.


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10/12/15 - Now sold

On offer is a matched pair of chrome style door mirrors, suitable as replacement for the door mirrors used on the Opel Manta A series, Opel Ascona A series, some Opel Rekord C series, Opel Commodore A series and possibly even the Opel GT and Opel Kadett B series. They are Opel branded and constructed from alloy with a glossy hard chrome finish, they have the following part numbers on their bases respectively - 3439461 and 3439462.

For Sale - a matched pair of chrome style door mirrors

It will be immediately apparent that these are used items, but given the price that these items now retail at, I can but imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth if I were to just lob these in the scrap bin, without offering them up for sale first.
The passenger side mirror has quite a few rust spots on the mirroring (see pictures), the rest of the body is very presentable though. The drivers side mirror has a single spot in the mirroring, the head has a dent at the base and two dings from stones or similar objects, the base is reasonably presentable barring the odd blister or two.

For Sale - a bargain at £25 for both

Given the rarity and desirability of these all too hard to find parts, I have priced them at £25 which includes delivery costs within the UK.

Passenger side - leopard skin rust spots

If you are looking for a perfect condition brand new matched pair, I can't help you, although you can find them listed on eBay for around £100 a pair. If your budget is meagre, or if you have the skill to change the glass for new, these are the items to buy, for a knock-out price.
I can send to some European / North American locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

Driver's side - less rusty, but dented

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:

10/12/14 - Now sold.

On offer is a single near side / left hand side chrome style door mirror, suitable as replacement for the door mirrors used on the Opel Manta A series, Opel Ascona A series, some Opel Rekord C series, Opel Commodore A series and possibly even the Opel GT and Opel Kadett B series. It is Opel branded and constructed from alloy with a glossy hard chrome finish, it has the following part number on the base - 8968355.

For Sale - Opel Manta round mirror nearly new condition

This mirror is so clean I thought it was new old stock at first, but on close inspection I realised it was used but in exceptionally good condition. The mirror glass is very good and the only flaws on the body I can find are; a cluster of tiny blisters on the base and a stone ding on the head section.

Given the rarity and desirability of this all too hard to find part I have priced it at £25.00 which includes delivery costs within the UK.

For Sale - mirrored surface is near perfect

Only the left hand or passenger side (UK) is available, please don't ask about a matched pair in this condition, I can't help you, although you might find them listed on eBay for around £100 a pair. However, if you need a passenger side door mirror for the Opel Manta A series or any of the other vehicles listed above, this is the part to buy, for a knock-out price.

For Sale - a genuine Opel item

This will be the driver's side item on European left hand drive vehicles and it may prove to be more popular with European buyers and I can send to some European / North American locations, but please ask for a quote first. 


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12/12/14 - Now sold

On offer is a single door handle for some variants of the Opel Manta B series ('75-'87), Opel Ascona B series and presumably the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 1 too. It has a plastic body with a glossy hard chrome bright work section, it has the following GM part number on the inner surface 90054838.

It is a used item, but still in good condition, the asking price is £7 which includes tracked delivery costs within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

For Sale - Opel Manta B series door handle

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:

26/07/15 - Now Sold

On offer is a single door lock escutcheon for some variants of the Opel Manta B series and Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 1. It has a plastic body with a glossy hard chrome bright work finish, it has the following part number on the inner surface - 09 287 258.

It is a used item, but still in good condition, the asking price is £5 which includes tracked delivery costs within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

For Sale - Opel Manta B door lock escutcheon

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:

19/11/14 - Now Sold

On offer 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 - 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 - Hella headlamp 1F3 002 425-00

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 - Hella headlamp H1 fitting


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.

This part is available for £35.00 which includes delivery costs. I will include a very clean salvaged rubber moisture protector boot and it will be substantially packed for safe arrival.

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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