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
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1970 Opel GT GT

I 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.