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Road Rally Manta For Sale

Saw this Road/Rally Manta for sale - It is advertised on a site dating back to November, so whether it's still available or not I don't know, but I was so impressed with the spec on it that I thought you'd best see it.

It's an 84/85 Manta GTE coupe with tax & MOT and the owner, from North Wales, was selling it to fund a Manta 400 replica for competition. This little beauty has apparently been used for the ocassional event itself, so it's got some pedigree.

The engine had only just been rebuilt (approx 2000 miles ago) with an overbore to nearly 2100cc with new rings, shells etc. plus a stage 3 head (standard exhaust but bigger inlet valves), heavy duty clutch, lightened flywheel, Kent OP214 cam, solid lifters, vernier pulley, 4-2-1 heat-wrapped exhaust manifold, Ashley competition big bore exhaust, induction kit, boost valve, PMC ECU, re-cored radiator and electric fan.

And that's just the engine so far!

It's also got a rebuilt rear axle with 3.67 limited slip diff, Vectra solid rear discs with Astra Mk4/Zafira callipers, good old Carlton 2.2 vented discs at the front (cross-drilled too) and a Monza master cylinder.

It's been lowered, has Bilstein shocks and (near) full set of neoprene bushes, sitting on 15x7 Revolution 5 spoke alloys with 215/50 15s.

It looks like an i240 with decals, twin lamps, Irmscher Exclusive rear spoiler, panel & bumper, '400' mirrors, and inside it has a 6-point Safety Devices roll cage and Britax harnesses

The guy even lists all the bad points (honesty still lives) and goes on to mention rust, rips, tears and welds.

It's quite awesome, so if you want to have a look go and check out http://www.rallyusedparts.co.uk/getimage.cfm?adno=980

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