The original Manta400.com site and Yahoo Group was closed at the start of 2011 after 12 years as the number one Manta and Ascona 400 builders and restorers site. As we built the Mantas we documented how to make one off parts, fit V8s, 16vs, 6cyl engines and build stronger sharper bodykits than anyone else at the time.
Sadly I did not have a complete offline copy of the vast site after a hard drive crash meaning I could not update it or move it onto another host without the effort of rebuilding the huge 500 page site from scratch.
Replacing it is this simple personal site featuring some of our cars from the original site. I hope you all enjoyed the Manta400.com site, from it came a successful club, stunning cars with ever higher build standards and lifelong friendships. Nelson
Nelson - Opel Manta Engine and Body Conversions
Some pics of one of my many Red Top 16v conversions. Look at the sharp lines of the removable kit, all done by hand, and how components are suspended so the i200 shell is not extensivley changed, this was a two year build way back in 2005, preceded by the V8 and Supercharged Mantas with a couple of intervening Red Top conversions. Wish I had even one of them now!
Steves 4x4 Cossworth Manta Build
Aarons 16v Exclusive Build
Alandrils 6cyl 400R build
Fergals Ascona 400r 16v build
Henks 400R build
John McCarthys 400 build
The Hilmerson A-Series Manta Turbo build
Kevs Cosworth Manta 400R
Steves 16v i240R
Seans 400r Build
Simons Droopsnoot Firenza
Trevs i240R 16v
Simons i240R build (1)
Aaron and Nelsons 16v Conversions
Once upon at time in the mid 1990s I built a 16v Supercharged Manta 400R - in my driveway
Nelson and Robbies A-Series Manta V8
Engines from the original Manta400.com
....with no money, no experience, only a handful of tools, determination, good hands and better friends