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1970 Opel GT 1900

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1970 Opel GT 1900
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24-0429017

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Exterior plain black

 

Interior red leather

 

First registration 07/1970

 

Performance in HP/KW 90/66


Description

The Americans had their Corvette, a beefy and elegant sports car as a counterpoint to the ubiquitous Ford Mustang. Apart from the Porsche 911/912, the Germans didn't really have a thing for real sports enthusiasts. Until the Opel GT turned the established middle class on its head. The strongly waisted Flounder stands like no other car for the fact that racy sports cars can be affordable. Suddenly it no longer had to be a Porsche that made the children's jaws drop on the street corner. The lightning bolt stood out like no other and was a sign of a new generation of cars. Anyone who found a Kadett too stuffy and an Ascona too embarrassing fell in love with the mercilessly desirable design of the Opel GT, even though, according to Opel, series production was not planned (it was initially said). Things turned out differently. In the fall of 1968, the Opel GT, which was advertised with the slogan “Only flying is more beautiful,” entered the automotive world. Technically, the car was based on the Kadett B, from which the 60 hp engine also came. But this weaker version only remained in the program for two years. The car with the 1900 S engine from the Opel Rekord C became a successful model. Because the four-cylinder engine with an output of 90 hp did not quite fit under the flat hood, it was given a characteristic bulge at the front right - which only made the design even more extravagant made more casual. Incidentally, Opel bought the bodies from a French manufacturer; the GT was manufactured in the Bochum plant. By the end of production in the fall of 1973, 103,373 examples had left the factory. The majority of the vehicles, namely exactly 84,000 models, were exported, primarily to the USA. There the crisp Opel made a career as a miniature Corvette. In general, with the GT, Opel demonstrated a sense for young automotive talent. The 60 hp version was initially available from 10,780 marks, the more powerful 90 hp model cost 11,880 marks. When the small GT was phased out, the GT Junior was introduced in 1971. The model was technically completely identical to the normal GT, but was offered significantly cheaper, namely from 10,500 marks. All chrome trim was eliminated and replaced with parts painted matt black. GT Junior drivers also had to do without vent windows, corduroy seat covers, some cockpit instruments and carpet mats. But that didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the car. On the contrary: the matt black accents looked good on the car. The end came suddenly in the fall of 1973. The French body manufacturer had been bought by Renault and stopped deliveries; In addition, stricter US regulations would have required a thorough renovation of the GT. Opel then had the model discontinued without replacement. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION Beautiful Opel GT in a unique color combination that makes the already desirable coupé an absolute eye-catcher. The Americans loved the Mini-Corvette, so it's no wonder that half of the production went to the USA and, depending on the state, it was able to survive to this day without major restoration work, unlike vehicles from our latitudes. This wonderful GT came from Florida some time ago and has obviously seen very little rain and certainly no snow or salt. In contrast to many vehicles from Europe, which have been restored more poorly than fairly and have a lot of poorly fitting fiberglass parts installed, this car is still made entirely of sheet metal. Logically, after over 50 years, the paint and upholstery could no longer keep up with the good body and were renewed a few years ago in high quality and show no major signs of wear either inside or outside. Before the full TÜV report was carried out, the GT received some wear-and-tear repairs in Germany, such as a new aluminum radiator, complete brakes, seals, tires, tank ventilation, etc. Plus new ATS rims with wide tires, which make the little coupé appear muscular. All chassis bushings were recently replaced with red PU bushings. This means that the car is not necessarily suitable for people with spinal disc injuries, but it sits like a proverbial board on the road. The well-known 1900 engine from many Opel models sounds and feels perfectly healthy, the transmission shifts smoothly and the entire electrical system works, right down to the well-fitting and smoothly functioning pop-up headlights. The chassis is sporty and firm and the steering is direct. Thanks to the technology adopted from large-scale production, the supply of spare parts is good. The floor pan and chassis came from the Kadett B. The reliable 1.9 liter engine was taken from the Rekord C. Overall, a rare and at the same time very attractive GT that is difficult to find these days.
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