Posts Tagged ‘opel’

Curvy and Petite – 1969 Opel GT

November 19, 2015

If you’re on the lookout for a small sports car, but an MGB GT, Alfa GTV, or Triumph GT6 is just not curvy enough for you, the Opel GT seems to be a car designed by someone who brought their French curve to work, but left the ruler at home. And if, on top of that, you’re tired of having easy access to your car’s rear stowage compartment, or those sorry excuses for rear seats that just add weight, then you should take a serious look at this 1969 Opel GT for sale for $3500 in Ferndale, WA.

1969 Opel GT left front


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


Big Peepers – 1970 Opel GT

July 29, 2015

In 1970, you could get any number of compact sports cars that were based on designs and platforms from the 50s and 60s – look at any product from Triumph or MG, and while Fiat and Alfa were definitely more modern, the basic twin-cam 4/live rear axle roadster setup had its roots firmly in earlier cars. Even though those are fun machines in their own right, it was only later in the 1970s that automakers started releasing truly modern sports cars like the Fiat X1/9 and Triumph TR7. But while the concept of the Opel GT dated back to the early 1960s, the actual car came out in 1968. Check out this 1970 Opel GT for sale for $2500 in Portland, OR.

1970 Opel GT red left front