Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cool Runner: 1970 Opel GT

The Opel GT was a compact sports car by GM's European subsidiary Opel from 1965 to 1973.  The little  "poor man's Vette" (reference to its styling similarity with Chevrolet's C3 Covette) was sold and maintained at Buick dealers in North America, an odd place to find a European transplant and undoubtedly part of the reason it was sales failure. The Opel GT has been cheap enough for years that scores have been crushed and sometime soon we expect the remaining cars to keep appreciating. Find this 1970 Opel GT offered for $7700 near Seattle, WA via craigslist.

From the seller:

For Sale
1970 Opel GT
4 speed
None A/C car
Odometer shows 66,xxx

You dont see these anymore and are super cool. 

1976 Porsche 911 Recaro Seats
New Transmission Fluid and gasket
New Differential Fluid
New Oil change, VR1 and changed oil pan gasket (comes with 3 extra quarts)
16 inch American Racing Corvette C4 style wheels 
Roll Bar
Blacked out rear end
Headlights and Fog lights rewired
Newer Dash
Newer tires
New Tail light gaskets
Upgraded Halogen Head Lights (also bought a pair of projectors, that are included)
Headlights, fog lights and side markers have been rewired
Rear window panel redone in wood laminate
Rear Storage cover redone in wood laminate
Rebuild Weber 32/36 Carb
New Fuel filter
New NGK Spark Plugs
New Spark plug wires
New starter
New Ignition Coil, Flame Thrower
New Speedo Cable
Shop manuals, wiring diagrams, books, etc

Tons of parts included (front end, rear end, 3 doors, driveshafts, steering column, rear brake set, 3 bins of misc) 
You will pay $200 more if you are not taking it, so i can scrap it.

-One small rust area, see photo
-Ignition switch needs to be rebuilt in the future 
-Radio not installed (have it in box), no speakers
-speedometer does not work, it is the speedo itself
-Needs new weather stripping
-Missing drivers door chrome strip
-Missing one side mirror (passenger)

DO NOT ask why I am selling because here is the reason:
The engine in my daily driver went and I need a new engine on top of that wife and I are saving up for a house, renting in WA sucks!

Instagram for more
Nada Guides is over $6000 Low Retail

CASH $7700 OBO
No Lowballs

Clean green WA title

I DO NOT need help selling
I WILL NOT trade


See a better way to drive a mini-vette with actual Vette wheels?


  1. Hmm...they've always referred to these as Mini-Corvettes (C3), the (C4) style wheels seem appropriate to that delusion.
    [image src="" width="400px"/]

    1. I like it, even with the wheels. Though I think a set of Rally wheels would be more my style.

  2. For S and giggles I searched Opel on my local CL.
    This Gem appeared
    [image src="" width="400px"/]

    1. Wow, that thing is wild!

    2. So was the person who made it not quite smart enough to figure out how to complete it, or were they wise enough to belatedly figure out that it might not be conducive to long life?

  3. The Opel Adam is a city car engineered and produced by the German car manufacturer Opel, and named after the company's founder Adam Opel. Automotive repair manuals Opel is available along with other car manuals online.


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.