Big Restoration: Opel Manta
Neil Boylan’s sight-unseen purchase gave him plenty of welding practice.
Neil Boylan trained as a bricklayer, before moving into paving ‘because my dad did it’. He lives in a converted Shrimp factory that he bought for the garage (or for the extra accomodation for his wife’s mother, if they’re both reading this). He says he’s always been handy, but prior to owning the Manta he’d never attempted to weld. His biggest fan is his daughter Olivia (‘liv), a self-confessed petrolhead and Opel Manta fan, who’s known to all in the Owners’ Club as his trusty sidekick.