1985 Opel Manta 400 Tribute

Lot: 172

Sold for (£): 20,979
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1985 Opel Manta 400 Tribute Show Car manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 132 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Lovely classic created as a tribute to the legendary Manta 400...

  • Fitted with a genuine Irmscher i400 body kit with light pod
  • Powered by 2.0-litre CXE Redtop with an Omex ECU. 150 bhp but capable of much more
  • Bilstein suspension, Quaife LSD, Quick- shift, Sparco pedals, and Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • Interior re-trimmed to a high standard, including new roof lining. White-dial instruments
  • Part of a fastidiously maintained private collection. Stored in a heated garage for the last ten years

Lot Details

Registration: IZV 200 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1985 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Opel Odometer reading (miles): 99900
Model: Manta 400 Tribute Show Car MOT expiry:
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: J870463087

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 132 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


IZV 200 began life as a 1985 Opel Manta C but by 2009, although in generally good health, was in need of a bit of attention, so the decision was reached to fully restore the car as a tribute to the legendary Manta 400. After being stripped and prepared, the car was fitted with the correct i400 body kit including the light pod from Irmscher (Opel's tuning and competition arm) and professionally painted in a number of coats of  'Karminrot 535' (Carmine Red/Crimson).


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The intention was always to bring the Manta to a 'show car' finish and the interior was fully retrimmed to a very high standard, as can be seen from the photographs. Other nice touches include SPARCO lightweight pedals, white-faced instruments, and a competition steering wheel.


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Appearance: Running:


Prior to the engine installation, the engine bay was prepared to an almost 'Concours' standard and remains so to this day. The car is powered by an Opel Motorsport 2.0-litre CXE Redtop managed by an Omex Technology Systems ECU and currently produces around 150 bhp in the interests of economy, but re-mapped, is capable of much more.  


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The manual gearbox is a 5-speed fitted with a 'quick-shift' and power is transferred to the rear wheels through a Quaife LSD.

Running Gear

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Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The suspension is conventional with Bilstein dampers and a 'beefy' anti-roll bar, the exhaust system is in stainless steel, and the car is fitted with adjustable, speed-sensitive power steering controlled from the dashboard.  The underneath of the car is in remarkable condition, a result of fastidious maintenance, very light use since the restoration, and living in a heated garage as part of a small private collection. 


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Vehicle History


The current indicated mileage is 99,900 and it's accompanied by an owner's file with details of the restoration and lots of relevant history. IZV 200 currently resides in the North West of Ireland but will arrive at our sale with a NOVA and all taxes paid. This smart Manta has no competition aspirations but is just a really lovely classic created by one man as a tribute to the amazing Group 'B' rally cars of the eighties and, in this superb condition, would be welcome at classic car shows anywhere.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history