Barn Find "Project" Opel GT was sitting since 1986.The engine starts and runs with gas poured down carb. (have video) This "Mechanics Special" car needs some work, such as / fuel system / brake system / cooling system / exhaust system work / electrical work / brake pedal stuck / needs brake work.. Shifter moves nice through the gears. Clutch pedal works. Gas pedal works. Steering moves freely. Car rolls freely on a set of steel wheel "rollers" with nice new wheel covers. Spare tire in stow area. Needs fuel tank removed and flushed along with the rest of the fuel system replaced.Lights not working, but the headlight buckets rotate perfectly with the interior lever. ( have video) Glass is all there. Windows roll up / down. Needs parts here and there but basically complete car. Tach needle moved when the car started! Car had a fair amount of rust when rescued. Just had it painted Corvette "Velocity Yellow" and wanted to continue, but I dont have time or space to finish this project.
1972 OPEL GT 1900 / BARN FIND / 80,477 Original Miles
Last registered In 1986 / Just rescued....was sitting since 1986. (thats 35 years)
Appears to be all original drivetrain and body panels.
Great collectible German sports car...Germany's "Baby Corvette"
Opels were sold in the USA at Buick dealerships.
“Mechanics Special” The engine runs but the car is not currently ready for the road.
Fairly un-molested car and "Original" will need to be trailered.
Turns over with the ignition key and a toggle switch under dash...starter works good.
Runs with gas down the carb / Dash tach needle moves when running. (YouTube video below)
Headlights rotate perfectly. (YouTube video below)
The car had rust issues when I got it.
This car has been sitting for years and is being sold as a restoration project or a donor car.
A Southern car its whole life. Doors and hood open and close well.
Needs complete brakes / Brake pedal not moving. Hand brake barely works.
Radio missing / No antenna / Air filter assembly missing / Door panels missing.
Needs new rubber door seals and weatherstripping.
No jack but a spare tire is in the storage area behind seats.
Wiper arms and some other small parts are also in the storage area behind seats.
Good glass / windows roll up and down with new crank handles.
Bucket seats are rough but I installed new slip-on seat covers.
Bucket seats not moving...tracks are rusted or gummed up.
Rotating headlights move perfectly with the console lever....but no lights are working.
See the pics, lots of little things need to be done. Car is 50 years old.
Exhaust needs work....needs the rear muffler assembly with the dual chrome tips.
Clutch feels good / shifter goes through the gears nicely but I have not driven.
Comes with 1 ignition key and the steering column lock works when key is removed.
Comes with a clear Florida title.
Copy and paste YouTube videos below for the: Opel GT start up and the headlights rotating.
THIS IS THE WORK I HAVE COMPLETED SINCE RESCUE
Had the body work done and repainted Corvette “Velocity Yellow” a driver quality job.
Had the bumpers and the rear tail panel painted in "Matte Black".
Body work done prior to paint that included body filler and welded in patches.
Had some welded in floor patches and floor repairs also done.
Had a new welded up battery tray done...original tray was rusted.
Installed set of 4 steel wheel "rollers" with nice new wheel covers.
Installed a new battery.
I was able to free up the rotating headlight assembly...works nicely with the console lever.
Installed new spark plugs / wires / points & condenser.
Changed the oil and started the car with some gas poured down the carb.
Had a custom front spoiler and front belly pan made and installed.
Installed new slip on bucket seat covers.
Installed a new stick shift shifter boot.
Purchased a new custom car cover (included with car).
Purchased a Opel GT service manual and a workshop manual (included with car).
Its a very cool car, I just don’t have the time to complete it and take it to the finish line.
I have no space and too many other projects right now.
This 1972 Opel GT exterior is finished in Corvette "Velocity Yellow". It was a "Chrome Yellow" car originally. It looks good but its a driver quality job. Bumpers and the rear tail light panel are finished in "Matte Black". It is powered by the original 1.9-liter inline-four paired with the factory four-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes working pop-up headlights. The Opel GT factory gauges including a tachometer. A nice set of "roller" quality steel wheels / good "roller" tires. New sport wheel covers. The most recent work occurred this summer that included a lot of body work and floor work and was painted. I did a simple tune up with plugs and wires. This 1972 Opel GT comes with a clean Florida title. Please keep in mind this car was sitting for 35 years...untouched. Please ask any questions you may have through the eBayemail or call 954-232-8000. This car can be a great investment or a terrible one if you aren't familiar with older cars or with cars that need work or with cars that need completion.
Please ask questions!...I want a happy buyer.