Could this ever look good ?!

Could this ever look good ?!

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SimonTheSailor

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9,375 posts

166 months

Monday 11th February
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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

14,762 posts

169 months

Monday 11th February
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No.

motco

11,442 posts

184 months

Monday 11th February
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Drew106

438 posts

83 months

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

Equus

5,160 posts

39 months

Monday 11th February
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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.
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SimonTheSailor

Original Poster:

9,375 posts

166 months

Monday 11th February
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motco said:


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Oh man, harsh, really harsh !!

Monkeylegend

14,762 posts

169 months

Monday 11th February
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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

1,934 posts

131 months

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

Riley Blue

14,178 posts

164 months

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

832ark

742 posts

94 months

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

Darryl247W

290 posts

61 months

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

J4CKO

26,330 posts

138 months

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

Or, lease a hatchback.

kambites

55,816 posts

159 months

Monday 11th February
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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

220 posts

77 months

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


mmm-five

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222 months

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motco

11,442 posts

184 months

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

Ilovejapcrap

2,313 posts

50 months

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

Haltamer

654 posts

18 months

Monday 11th February
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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

26,330 posts

138 months

Monday 11th February
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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

55,816 posts

159 months

Monday 11th February
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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