This Opel Manta A series front grille has seen a few miles and not with the most sympathetic of owners judging by its appearance. On the plus side the plastic body is free from cracks or other damage, it was quite dirty but responded well to gentle cleaning. In the past I have been able to achieve quite stunning results with a generous application of T-Cut and copious elbow grease to grilles in the same condition.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series radiator grille

The upper brightwork is too far gone to be worth saving, but the lower brightwork is not too bad and I was surprised how just a few minutes spent with some Autosol really transformed its appearance.

I was going to scrap this item, but as this could be a useful part for restoring an everyday vehicle or track day car I have priced at £15 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:

10/07/16 - Now sold

For a change I have something new to list for sale. This is new old stock Opel Manta A series lower front grille trim. As you would expect of a brand new part it is in excellent condition, however at some point during storage it has acquired a slight twist at one end.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series front grille trim

I am sure that once clipped into place on a front grille the twist will be removed, either way this lower grille trim would still make an excellent replacement part for a show car.

This type of spare part is in the "Hen's Teeth or Rocking Horse Manure" range of scarcity in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. It is priced at £20 for a quick sale, the price includes delivery within the UK.

The twist should go once it is installed on the radiator grille

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:

01/12/2015 - Now Sold

Continuing on the theme of Opel Manta A series rear light units, this the first pair of Opel Manta A series rear indicator units that I have prepared. They are in very good condition, the plastic body is free from cracks and damage. Although they were quite dirty initially, they responded well to a polish with T-cut and cleaning. There are a couple of patches of paint over-spray on the rear of the body and a small "bald" spot, should you want you could blow over it with a smidgen of grey primer and no-one would ever be the wiser.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series rear indicators

The bright chrome like trim trim looks fine at a distance, but close up scrutiny will reveal some areas around the perimeter where the surface has become milky. Unfortunately I don't think that you can do much to restore this this style of brightwork, but please feel free to correct me if you know better.

Opel Manta A series rear indicators - very clean

The lenses were in equally good shape, T-cut has removed all the dirt and given them a lovely shine. There is some light fading of the red on what will be the top surface when they are installed in a car. They all do this to a certain extent and should be remembered that these are 40 year old spares now.

Opel Manta A series rear indicators - lovely shine after T-cut

I believe this first pair are quite simply the best units you will find for sale without forking out big money for brand new old stock items. Either way this pair of Manta A reversing lights will still make an excellent replacement part for an everyday classic or track day car. Plus there is also the option of repainting the silver trim in silk black, just like the Manta A GT/e, or alternatively in body colour for a custom finish.

Opel Manta a series rear indicators - some over spray on the back

This sort of repair part is difficult to find in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. They are priced at £20 a pair 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:

25/11/15 - First pair sold
26/11/15 - Second pair sold - No further stock of complete rear indicator units

Recently I have had a lot of requests for Opel Manta A series rear light units consequently I have been busy sorting through units and preparing them for sale. As usual this took far longer than I anticipated, as is often the case.

This the first pair of Opel Manta A series reversing lights that I have prepared. They are in very good condition, the plastic body is free from cracks and damage. Although they were quite dirty initially, they responded well to a polish with T-cut and cleaning. There were a couple of patches of paint over-spray on the rear of the body; should you want you could blow over it with a smidgen of grey primer and no-one would ever be the wiser.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series reversing lights

The bright chrome like trim trim looks fine at a distance, but close up scrutiny will reveal some areas around the perimeter where the surface has become milky. Unfortunately I don't think that you can do much to restore this this style of brightwork, but please feel free to correct me if you know better.

Opel Manta A series reversing lights - responded well to cleaning

The lenses were in equally good shape, T-cut has removed all the dirt and given them a lovely shine. There is some light fading of the red on what will be the top surface when they are installed in a car. They all do this to a certain extent and should be remembered that these are 40 year old spares now.

Opel Manta reversing lights - lenses in good shape

I believe this first pair are quite simply the best units you will find for sale without forking out big money for brand new old stock items. Either way this pair of Manta A reversing lights will still make an excellent replacement part for an everyday classic or track day car. Plus there is also the option of repainting the silver trim in silk black, just like the Manta A GT/e, or alternatively in body colour for a custom finish.

A couple of patches of paint over spray on the rear of this unit

This sort of repair part is difficult to find in the UK and normally extremely expensive to import. They are priced at £20 a pair 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:

25/11/15 - First pair sold
27/11/15 - Second pair sold
28/01/16 - Third pair sold

Apparently you would be hard pressed to find a new car today with manual windows, oh how the World has changed. Back in the 70s, electric windows were the sole reserve of executive cars and limousines, for regular cars the hand crank or "window winder" was king.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series window winders

On many Opel Manta A series cars the plastic knob on the end of the winder is prone to wear and breaking off, worst of all it isn't a repairable part either.

Fortunately I have a few reasonable salvaged examples available for the Opel Manta A series and these should also be suitable for the Opel Ascona A series too. They have all been used, so expect to see some light scratching on the surface and a little wear too.
They are priced at £10 each or £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.

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.

Opel Manta A window winder: (single)
Opel Manta A window winder (pair):

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


Updates:

22/11/15 - First pair sold, plenty left

Tying in neatly with my recent post about Opel Manta A series door trims, is this new old stock rubber strip for the passenger side door. As it is new and has never been used it is in perfect condition, although there is a little dust from many years of storage.
This rubber trim would make an excellent replacement part for a Sunday driver or concours competition car.

It is reasonably 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, 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:

None so far

I now need to clear out this selection of salvaged Opel Manta A series door trims; as some pieces have good rubber inserts and some have reasonable brightwork, they will be sold per side as a batch; then you can mix and match the best bits and keep, discard or sell on anything left over. Swapping over the rubber insert is fiddly but not especially tricky or difficult.

Passenger Side

On these passenger side pieces the brightwork looks fine at a distance, but close up inspection will reveal some surface scratching, dinks and dents. One has the better cosmetic appearance, but the rubber has perished and the other a near perfect rubber but more scratches and damage.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series door trim

These door trims 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.

One of these trims would be perfect for an everyday classic

Check the images closely to make sure these parts are precisely what you want, as you will be sent just the items shown.

Opel Manta A series door trim - good rubber on this one

These door trims will be sold by the side and 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.


Updates:

02/12/15 - The passenger side pieces have now been sold. Driver's side still in stock, see below.



Driver's Side

There are three pieces for the driver's side, one of them is very clean and shiny, the other has a good rubber insert with no cracks or damage. Once again a nice piece of trim could be made by using the best bits from each.

For Sale - Opel Manta A series driver's side door trim

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:

08/12/15 - Driver's side sold
01/03/16 - Passenger side sold

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