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

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:

31/03/16 - Last rev counter sold

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.

This pair of reconditioned front outriggers for the Opel Manta A series has been causing people some confusion, so let me elucidate.
The 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 a strengthening brace which bolts between the front chassis rails, close to the front bumper and the lower front valence.

These have been blasted and powder coated in a silk black colour very similar to the original finish.
They have been dry stored for the last 20 years and as you would expect are in first class condition and would make a very nice detailing piece for a show car.

I have never seen these offered for sale in the UK or elsewhere. They are priced at £25 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:

10/10/15 - First pair now sold

This is the last one of a pair of repair panels hand made in Germany to replace a chassis rail on the Opel Manta A series.

For sale - hand made Manta A series repair panel

The U section was formed from two right angle pieces mig welded together along the full length. For a hand made panel there is plenty of detailing; with nicely formed drip holes and curved sections to follow the floor pan.

For sale - panel with nicely formed drip holes

Finished in grey primer paint, it is in excellent condition having been dry stored for 20 years. This could be a useful part for restoring an everyday vehicle and would save you a lot of fabricating time for very little outlay.

Has the correct curves to match the floor pan

This sort of repair part is difficult to find in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. It is priced at £30 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.

Finished in grey primer and in excellent condition

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:

21/10/15 - Now sold.

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