Posts Tagged ‘1900’

GM’s 2002 – 1975 Opel 1900 Ascona Fuel Injection

September 18, 2015

Have you found yourself moaning about the bubble in Opel GT prices lately? Has it got to the point where it seems like only one percenters can afford anything less than a complete rust bucket project? Well, even if you were bemoaning the new cost of , Opel was thinking of the budget-minded classic car enthusiast over 40 years ago when it released the 1900. With around 81hp net, a live rear axle and independent front suspension on coil springs, and rack and pinion steering, it was praised at the time for its good handling. The 1900 Coupe (or Manta) compared favorably to the Mercury Capri, Toyota Celica and Mazda RX-2, and its character was favorably compared to other higher-end German cars. Check out this 1975 Opel 1900 Ascona for sale for $3000 in Gresham, OR.

1975 Opel 1900 Ascona right front


Coke Bottle – 1973 Opel 1900 GT

October 21, 2013

Inspired by America, designed in Germany, and built in France, this is quite the international car. While they were offered with an 1100 engine in base specification, the Opel GT was most commonly sold with the larger 1900 engine, putting out a respectable 102hp to move roughly 2000 lb. of car. Given its parts commonality with contemporary Opels, and the existence of multiple part suppliers and documented fixes to weak points, this should be a fairly easy-to-own classic sports car. You can find this 1973 Opel 1900 GT in Hudson, WI for $3500.

1973 Opel 1900 GT left front


Not Portly – 1967 Toyota Stout 1900

October 1, 2013

You wouldn’t believe it today, looking at Toyota’s vast manufacturing capabilities spread around the planet, but in 1964, they introduced the Stout 1900 pickup and sold a grand total of 4 trucks. This was Toyota’s first effort in the American pickup market, and you can imagine the objections – lack of legroom, lack of power, lack of size. Of course, that was all before anyone knew about the fuel crisis that would show up about 10 years later, when all those things were non-issues compared to fuel consumption. Today’s feature truck is not quite as rare as the 1964 model, but will still give you the feeling of those early days. You can find this 1967 Toyota Stout 1900 at $2000 with no bids and one day left to go in Lyle, WA.

1967 Toyota Stout right front