Could this ever look good ?!

Could this ever look good ?!

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SimonTheSailor

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9,723 posts

178 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Could this Opel Manta ever look good ?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...



I guess if it was painted one colour like an original gold or silver, removed the bonnet bulge (if possible) and removed whatever that is on the rear bootlid. Will it ever look good ? (In an 80's kind of way ?)

Oh, and retrim the interior back to GTE spec........

I had a gold GT/J in the day and I was thinking of one of those wide arch body kits, bit wild but it was the early 90's !!

Edited by SimonTheSailor on Monday 11th February 17:55

Monkeylegend

17,455 posts

181 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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No.

motco

12,774 posts

196 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Drew106

999 posts

95 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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You guys are no fun, this looks awesome. hehe

Equus

7,345 posts

51 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Drew106 said:
You guys are no fun, this looks awesome. hehe
yes The teenage me from 30-odd years ago would have loved that!

I had a Vauxhall Chevette with a 2 litre Fiat Twicam on Webers that was basically a junior version of it.

SimonTheSailor

Original Poster:

9,723 posts

178 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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motco said:


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Oh man, harsh, really harsh !!

Monkeylegend

17,455 posts

181 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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motco said:


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That Punto passed it's mot in August 2015 with only 2 advisories. Had done 117k miles.

V8covin

2,462 posts

143 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Dogs bks in the early 90's that was

Riley Blue

15,766 posts

176 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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It's a bit extreme but I've seen far worse.

832ark

904 posts

106 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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A can of petrol and a box of matches would improve it dramatically.

Darryl247W

314 posts

73 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I don't see a problem. 80's car has 80's bodykit. Celebrate it.

J4CKO

29,251 posts

150 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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With a few changes you could make that look a lot less of a statement.

Or, lease a hatchback.

kambites

57,738 posts

171 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I'm not keen on the colours and a smoothed off bonnet bulge would look better but overall I don't think it's bad.

0ddball

357 posts

89 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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With a 500bhp engine and a single colour like this, I could live with it.


mmm-five

7,432 posts

234 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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motco

12,774 posts

196 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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It's done reasonably well but it is down to personal taste - or lack thereof.

Ilovejapcrap

2,763 posts

62 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Loose bonnet scoop paint Perl black and alloys gold and I’d rock it TBH

Haltamer

1,144 posts

30 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Equus said:
Drew106 said:
You guys are no fun, this looks awesome. hehe
yes The teenage me from 30-odd years ago would have loved that!
The teenage me from today loves that; someone should restart max power...

J4CKO

29,251 posts

150 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Needs a 400 kit really, thats all a bit 90s "Mattig" style.

Tastes change, you get the odd refugee from a previous decade.

kambites

57,738 posts

171 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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0ddball said:
With a 500bhp engine and a single colour like this, I could live with it.

Yeah that looks pretty godo to me, in a very 80s sort of way. smile