Monday, October 26, 2015

29k Mile Classic: 1973 Opel GT

Many classic cars have a good wreck-to-whip ratio, that is to say that a nice example costs considerably more than a trashed version.  The difference in price for something like a Porsche 911, fastback Mustang, or C2 Corvette might tempt you into buying one that has some needs, but when you get into more affordable cars, it almost always makes sense to buy a nice example, and some cars you should just buy the nicest one you can find.  Like this 1973 Opel GT here on eBay bidding for $6,000 reserve-not-met located in Deming, NM with 3 days to go.  Tip from Rene.


The Opel GT was built from mechanical components from the Kadett B and body built by the French railway coach builder Brissonneau & Lotz (who also built the Renault Floride/Caravelle).  Up front are unique pop-up headlights that are manually opened (both rotating counterclockwise) by driver operated lever.


 This GT uses the larger 1.9 liter inline-4 mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.  The Opel 4-banger puts out 102 horsepower, which won't make it perform like a 3/4 scale Corvette, but it'll keep up with similarly priced vintage iron.


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11 comments:

  1. I just wanna leave a thumbs up for this one, I've always loved these. Would love to ride in one someday.

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  2. @Scott
    Buy this car! Looks like a solid example, never seen one with a tan interior, gets stares on the road overtime I take mine out. Tons of fun to drive.

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  3. Always loved the lines of this car. Sure, every car geek knows it's an Opel. But something is so reminiscent of 1960s Ferraris and Maseratis, to me... just beautiful. It's up to around $10K. Still a steal, if you love that body...

    [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/1962_Ferrari_250_GTO_34_2.jpg/320px-1962_Ferrari_250_GTO_34_2.jpg[/img]

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    1. WOW! Never know what you'll find surfing the interwebs... I've read about the 250 GTO, but have any of you seen this Ferrari 250GTO Breadvan?!?

      <a href ="http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?Itemid=38&id=72&option=com_content&task=view></a>

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    2. Poop. I still can't figure out how to post links. ( >--< )

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    3. almost had it, stan - you had an extra space after href, and you need to put in text between the ><

      <a href="http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?Itemid=38&id=72&option=com_content&task=view>click here to see the breadvan</a>

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    4. hang on, also need the second " at the end of the URL - let's see if i got it this time

      click here to see the breadvan

      anyway, all you need to do is copy the example below, replace the URL and description, and make sure not to remove any other characters or add spaces - if you're on a phone or tablet, autocorrect can sometimes mess things up, not your fault - see also damnyouautocorrect.com - do not be drinking milk or eating oatmeal when you read those ;)

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    5. aaaaaand, the damnyouautocorrect link didn't work - yeeesh - i think i left off the http:// part - trying again...

      damnyouautocorrect

      i also posted it in the wrong spot just now, hence the deleted comment - so tricksy

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    6. still didn't work! - wowee - trying again, from scratch...

      damnyouautocorrect

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    7. Here's the picture of the GTO Breadvan for those of us that are visual learners:

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/3eSzxqg.jpg[/img]

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