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Restoration of Opel Manta GTE Rally Car

We have lovingly restored an Opel Manta GTE Rally Car.

The car is one of four originially owned by Carrolls Tobacco Company, Dublin.   It was rally prepared for Carrolls with Rothmans sponsorship.

Being first registered in March 1983 in Dublin by Carrolls, it was one of four cars commisioned with three of them being used for rallying by the Rothmans team.  This car, PSI 101, was used primarily for promotion/press days and demonstrations.  It was a back up rally car for the Rothmans team.  From research we believe it was the course car in the 1984 Circuit of Ireland Rally and the Galway Rally.

The car was sold by Carrolls in 1986 and has had three owners since.  It was rallied between the years 1984 and 1991 in various stage events in Ireland.

In August 1991 the car was sold to a doctor in Tourlestrane, Co. Sligo who used it as his GPpractice car and also used it in stage rallies.  He was a member of the Sligo Motor Club and the car was maintained by Fintain’s Racing Services in Tubbercurry.  For a number of years it was abandoned in Co. Sligo and when purchased by it’s current owner in 1999 it was in need of a full restoration.  It was brought to 4U cars for this work to be carried out.  We are currently rebuilding the original engine for this car.

Please see below for images of the car at various stages of restoration and video footage of the car on the track.

It was exhibited and driven at Castle Coombe Rally Day on 21st September 2013.

https://vimeo.com/75404623

https://vimeo.com/75474581

If you would like more information regarding this car or it’s restoration, please contact Jim Newport at info@4ucars.co.uk or 01753 867730

Opel Manta GTE Rally Car

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