1970 Opel GT Coupe 2-Door 1.9L, 4-speed, solid, runs, great project car!!!!
Price: - Item location: Rochester, Minnesota, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Opel
- Model: GT
- SubModel: GT
- Type: COUPE
- Trim: GT COUPE
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 99,854
- VIN: 942185438
- Color: other
- Engine size: 1.9
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 SPEED
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: BLACK
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Opel GT GTI bought this Opel GT in 1990 and it's been in dry storage since. I've never had time to restore it and have decided to sell it.
I was told it was a Texas car. There's very little Bondo in the body. There's some rust-through at the bottom of the rockers and a couple small holes in the floor. See the pictures. On the whole, it's very solid as these were very rust-prone. I've restored much worse.
The 1.9 liter engine starts easily, idles down and run decently. It's a bit loud as the exhaust is a patch-work mess. Still has a working Solex carb. The transmission works in all gears but the #2 & #3 synchros are weak. Good clutch. The headlights flip over easily with the hand-lever. The alternator charges, the gauges all work except for the fuel gauge. Wipers, horn and blower motor work.
The tires hold air but are not road-worthy. The handbrake will stop the car. The hydraulic brakes have been unused for decades. I suspect the calipers will lock if the brake pedal is depressed, so I have not and will not pump the brakes. The car could possibly be carefully driven onto a trailer, but otherwise is not safe for the road until the brakes are rebuilt, etc.
See the pictures of the exterior. Poor paint and a number of dings and dents. Damaged driver's door may be able to be straightened by a pro. The hood hinge is gone and someone installed a couple hood pins at the front edge. The interior needs the usual rehabilitation after 46 years. No chipped or cracked glass.
Basically a solid starting point for a full restoration. Opel-GT-Source in California is a great source for all the parts this car could ever need. I hope it goes to a good home.
Full payment required within 7 days of auction's end. Must be picked up within 21 days after auction.
Please note: The battery I used to start this Opel was borrowed from another car and is not included in this sale.
Thanks for looking.