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Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new

Sale price: £5,795.00 make an offer

Car location: BLACKBURN, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: What a find. Super rare Opel Manta,with lovely mileage and CELEBRITY OWNED !!! Not concourse, but great condition for a nearly 30 year old car. Any marks are commensurate with the age of the vehicle.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Vauxhall
Transmission: Manual
Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Rear Spoiler
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Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.15) based on 198 votes
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  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new
  •  Stunning OPEL MANTA Only 23,000 miles from new

THIS IS A ONCE ONLY OPPORTUNITY!  A COLLECTORS DREAM !
NOT ONLY HAVE WE GOT A SUPER RARE OPEL MANTA ! BUT WE HAVE ONE WITH ONLY 23. 00 MILES FROM NEW !!!AND TO TOP IT ALL. . . . . . THIS CAR HAS BEEN OWNED BY CHRIS EVANS ! ( RADIO2 DJ AND CONFIRMED CAR FANATIC !)
FINISHED IN STUNNING CARMINE RED WITH A CHARCOAL PLUSH INTERIOR TRIM THIS MANTA 1. 8 S BERLINETTA IS A BIT SPECIAL !
FIRST REGISTERED ON THE 15th OF MARCH 1984 TO A LADY WHO CHERISHED IT AND USED IT SPARINGLY UNTIL 2011 !!!THIS REALLY IS A PIECE OF OPEL MANTA HISTORY.
MOT TESTED UNTIL OCTOBER 2014  (WITH NO ADVISORIES) AND TAXED UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY. SHE'S READY TO GO !
EXTERIOR:
THIS CAR IS COMING UP TO ITS 30th BIRTHDAY. BUT YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW. THE CARMINE RED PAINTWORK HOLDS A DEEP AND LUSTROUS SHINE THROUGHOUT. THE PANEL GAPS ARE EXCELLENT. THE BLACK SIDE RUBBING MOULDINGS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. SO TOO ARE THE ALLOYS. THE HEADLAMP WASH/WIPE AND THE ORIGINAL DOOR MIRRORS ( NOW A VERY RARE SIGHT ON OPEL MANTAS. MOST HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF BY PASSING CARS OVER THE YEARS AND ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND). EVEN THE SUPER RARE ORIGINAL OPEL MUDFLAPS ARE STILL INTACT. THE CAR APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN LIBERALLY COATED WITH WAX FROM AN EARLY AGE. WHICH HAS HELPED KEEP THE BODYWORK IN SUCH EXCELLENT SHAPE. DUE TO ITS AGE THERE A NUMBER OF IMPERFECTIONS. NOTABLY A NUMBER OF STONE CHIPS AROUND THE CAR AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF TINY CAR PARK PINGS. THE FRONT COLOUR CODED BUMPER HAS A SLIGHT SCUFF TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE LEFT FRONT EDGE. AT SOME STAGE THERE HAS BEEN SOME MINOR PAINT RECTIFICATION WORK ( DONE TO AN EXACTING STANDARD) TO KEEP THE CAR IN THIS KIND OF CONDITION. NONE OF THIS DETRACTS FROM WHAT IS. A LOVELY EXAMPLE. THIS CAR IS GOOD ENOUGH TO SHOW AS IT IS. IN FACT IT HAS APPEARED AT A CLASSIC SHOWS AND IS WELL KNOWN TO THE MANTA OWNERS CLUB.

INTERIOR:
THE CHARCOAL GREY PLUSH VELOUR SEAT TRIM IS SURPRISINGLY WELL KEPT. SO TOO ARE THE CRACK FREE DASHBOARD AND THE EXCELLENT DOOR CARDS. THE HEADLINING IS CLEAN AND STAIN FREE. THERE IS A PERIOD "PANORAMA" GLASS TILT  UP SUNROOF. THE STEERING WHEEL AND GEARKNOB REMARKABLY RETAIN THEIR ORIGINAL GRAINING AND THE CARPETS ARE IN SUPER CONDITION. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS CABIN IS THE ULTRA RARE PHILIPS 400 "MUSIC SENSOR" SILVER PUSH BUTTON LW / MW RADIO/CASSETTE WHICH STILL WORKS !THERE ARE ALSO THE 80'S COOL CASSETTE STORAGE UNITS IN THE CENTRE CONSOLE. ALL IN ALL. VERY PLEASANT CABIN.
ON THE ROAD:
AS SOON AS YOU TURN THE KEY THE CAR COMES TO LIFE WITH THE UNMISTAKABLE MANTA BURBLE. THE CAR MOVES THROUGH THE GEARS WITH EASE TO CRUISING SPEED AND COMES TO A STOP IN A STRAIGHT LINE. ( THE ONLY ISSUE NOTED ON TEST DRIVE IS THE BAFFLES IN THE BACK BOX CAN BE HEARD.  IT SOUNDS GREAT ! BUT I'M BEING PICKY HERE)
THE SENSE OF PRIDE YOU GET WHEN YOU ARE OUT ON THE ROAD IS PRICELESS. THE NUMBER OF PEOLPE WHO WAVE. POINT AND PIP THEIR HORNS IS AMAZING. YOU ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE CHRIS EVANS YOURSELF !!!
HISTORY:
WE HAVE IN OUR POSSESSION. AN A4 BINDER FILLED WITH MAIN DEALER INVOICES. UNDRY RECEIPTS. AND BILLS FOR SERVICES AND OTHER WORKS CARRIED OUT OVER THE YEARS ( TYRES. BATTERIES. TIMING BELTS ETC. ETC). WE ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING MOT CERTIFICATES. ( PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR HAS BEEN DRY STORED PERIODICALLY THROUGH ITS 29 YEARS)
DATE    MILEAGE
1989       162491991       175331992       179271993       180131994       180181995       180621996       181581997       182551998       201981999       292462000       204502001       207042002       211222004       211902005       211942009       211992010       212472011       212722012       214932013       23877(no advisories)
NOTE: WE HAVE JUST HAD THE CAR CHECKED OVER BY A VAUXHALL-OPEL SPECIALIST AND AN INTERIM SERVICE CARRIED OUT AT 23772MILES. IF YOU WISH TO TALK TO THE TECHNICIAN. HEN WE WILL BE GLAD TO GIVE YOU HIS CONTACT DETAILS)HE COMMENTED THAT THE CAR AND THE UNDERNEATH WERE IN REMARKABLE CONDITION. HE SAID THAT IT HAS BEEN TREATED TO ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS AND UPRATED BRAKES. ALL THE KEYS FIT ALL THE LOCKS AND THE IGNITION.
SADLY WE DO NOT HAVE A STAMPED SERVICE BOOKLET. HOWEVER. HAVING LOOKED AT THE INVOICES THE MOTS AND THE OVERALL CONDITION OF THE CAR. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY REASON TO DISPUTE THE MILEAGE READING.
CHRIS EVANS:
IN JANUARY 2012 THE CAR WAS AUCTIONED IN A CHARITY AUCTION AND WAS BOUGHT BY RADIO2 STAR CHRIS EVANS. IT IS REPORTED THAT IN AUGUST LAST YEAR. IT WAS PART EXCHANGED AT MARANELLO FOR A FERRARI ( THE CAR STILL PROUDLY WEARS THE MARANELLO NUMBER PLATES) A GREAT TALKING POINT ( JUST THINK OF THE SMUG SMILE YOU WILL HAVE ON YOUR FACE WHEN YOU TAKE IT TO SHOWS OR MANTA OWNERS MEETINGS ! ! ! )
DOCUMENTATION:
WE HAVE THE A4 BINDER WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF INVOICES ETC AND OLD TAX DISCS. THERE IS ALSO A PERIOD SALES BROCHURE AND MANTA OWNERS CLUB APPLICATION FORMS. WE ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL.
HAVING SPOKEN RECENTLY TO A MEMBER OF THE OPEL MANTA OWNERS CLUB. HE IS CONFIDENT THAT THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF LATE MODEL MANTAS LEFT WITH UNDER 30. 00 MILES ( HE OWNS ONE OF THEM !)
IN OUR OPINION:
HERE WE HAVE A VERY RARE AND VERY LOW MILEAGE OPEL MANTA  WITH AN INTERESTING BACKSTORY. ALL THIS ADDS UP TO AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME LUCKY MANTA ENTHUSIAST. THIS LOOKS LIKE A SHREWD BUY TO US.  BUY IT. LOOK AFTER IT. KEEP THE MILEAGE DOWN AND MAYBE SHOW IT ! THIS REALLY IS A GREAT PROSPECT.
THERE WON'T BE MANY MANTAS AROUND WITH THIS MILEAGE AND THIS KIND OF PEDIGREE. A RATHER SPECIAL OFFERING. NEVER TO BE REPEATED!
THE IMPORTANT STUFF:
THESE CLASSIC CARS ARE OVER 20 YEARS OLD AND AS SUCH ARE "SOLD AS SEEN AND INSPECTED BY YOU" AND "WITHOUT WARRANTY"
ANY STATEMENT. WHETHER PRINTED OR MADE VERBALLY. ARE STATEMENTS OF OPINION ONLY. AND ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN AS BEING OR IMPLYING FACT. ALL OUR VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY YOU OR A PROFESSIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEER PRIOR TO PURCHASE. ALL DOCUMENTATION IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AND ANY KNOWN FAULTS OR DEFECTS ARE BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION PRIOR TO THE SALE. ALLOWING YOU TO MAKE YOUR OWN INFORMED DECISION.
ANYONE WITH LESS THAN 15 FEEDBACK PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST. A £200 DEPOSIT VIA PAYPAL WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS AND CLEARED FUNDS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO RELEASE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CAR IS ADVERTISED ELSEWHERE AND CAN BE REMOVED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

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