‘Each time I go out in it, I still get the same feeling that I did when I first drove it home. People are looking at it more now that it’s nice and shiny. It was quite a journey trying to get here, but now that I’m here, it’s been well worth it.’
Kevin Rowland’s Opel Manta has been in his life for 34 years; before he and his partner Jan had their three children! In they years that followed, the Opel Manta became a treasured family car. In 1989, Kevin picked up his daughter for the first time from the hospital. On Christmas day one year later, he did the same when his oldest son was also born, followed by his youngest son in 1993.
Even decades later, the Opel is as much a part of the family as it was then.
Take a look at the live drawing and photographs of Kevin Rowland’s Opel Manta below:
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