1969 OPEL GT 4-SPD Red paint, Weber. Good condition. Same owner for 39 years!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Opel
- Model: Opel
- SubModel: GT
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 95,646
- VIN: 93941871786
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1900
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Opel Opel
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Opel GT (1968-1973). There has been a lot of positive press and GT values have been rising. They are a wonderful European sports car, at a price that is still very reasonable, compared to other German cars, like the Porsche 914. The â€œWheeler Dealersâ€ TV show on the Velocity Channel just had a recent episode about a 1969 Opel GT that they purchased, fixed up and resold. Itâ€™s worth watching.They bought a dented up GT for $6K and then later sold it for $13.5K. The full episode is available online to watch for free on the Velocity Channel.
The Opel GT uses a steel unibody and a conventionalfront-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. The engine is mounted far back in the chassis to improve weight distribution. Front suspensionconsists of upperA-armsand a lower transverse leaf spring. A live axle and coil springs are used in the rear. The power-assisted braking system uses discs in the front, drums in the rear. Steering is unassisted.
Designed by Opel Stylist Erhard Schnell, the Opel GT is afastback, that has neither an externally accessible trunk nor a conventionalhatchback. There is a parcel shelf behind the seats that can only be accessed through the main doors. Behind the parcel shelf is a fold-up panel that conceals a spare tire and jack. The interior of the Opel GT is surprisingly large for a car of its size, owing to its original design process in which the exterior metal was sculpted around an interior model. Headroom and legroom are sufficient for those over 6feet.
This GT has a 4-speed manual transmission andthe desirable 1.9 liter higher compression engine, compared to the later years which had to meet stricter emissions standards.
I recently purchased this car from a 75 year old gentleman (Larry V.) who had owned it for 39 YEARS (1979)! He had not driven it much in the past ten years, because of his declining ability to climb in and out of it. Mileage is listed at 95,646. (It will probably have a few more this week from test drives.)
It is completely stock/original, except for an upgraded Weber carburetor, which is a very popular improvement over the original Solex carb. It still has itâ€™s original 1969 factory AM radio and it works!
I have way too many projects going right now and have decided to sell it. The reserve is below market price.With some work in sorting it out and attention to details, this GT could easily be transformed into a five figure ($10K+) car. Itâ€™s a great investment opportunity.
After I picked it up from the seller on the other side of my state, I did a 5 hour, 300+ mile drive to bring it home. Itdrove well and easily maintained speeds of 70-80 mph on the freeway. The four speed transmission shifts good, the clutch feels great with plenty of travel and the brakes work good.
According to the previous owner, it was repainted apx. 12 years ago, in it's original red paint color and the engine was rebuilt (He did not have invoices), along with replacement shocks, clutch, new brake hoses, a stock muffler and tires. Recent parts include: points, cap, rotor, coolant hose and new battery. The body is in good condition. It could benefit from a professional polish and wax to really bring out the shiny red paint. There is a minor shallow dent on the driver's side of the roof. I believe it could be probably be fixed by a mobile paint-less dent service.
The black interior is all stock and everything seems to be there. The upper dash of the GTs always crack and this one has a small vertical crack on the driverâ€™s side and a crack/repair on the passenger side. Most ownerâ€™s just install a fabric dash mat cover. The passenger seat has a small patched tear on the bottom cushion and the driver's has some minor tearing in the upper section.
No chips or cracks on any of the original glass. The windshield does has some wiper blade scuff marks on it, which I think can be buffed out with a glass polish compound. There is a brand new windshield rubber gasket ($120) included with the car, that has not yet been installed, along with new chrome trim ($59) that fits in the groove of the gasket. Both are from Opel GT Source.
Also included: Two different owner's workshop manual service books, an indoor CAR COVER w/storage bag and the original jack kit.
Replacement parts are very plentiful and inexpensive (compared to Porsche). A very good supplier is Opel GT Source in California for new & used parts and technical support.
-SOLD AS IS- This car is 49 years old and will need some sorting out. NO warranty and NO return.
BIDDERS WITH a ZERO FEEDBACK RATING MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR THEIR BIDS WILL BE DELETED and they will be blocked.
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