1970 Opel GT 1.9

Lot: 789

Sold for (£): 7,260
Offered for sale is a 1.9L 1970 Opel GT manual that has been with the current owner for the last 17 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 84 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Son of Stingray, American looks in a European package...The petite Opel GT started as a design concept, initiated to bring a dash of glamour to the Opel stand for the 1965 Paris and Frankfurt shows. It certainly managed that, with such a positive reaction to the “mini-Corvette”, its looks reminiscent of the mega star Stingray, that GM decided to put it into production.

Based on the Kadett platform, it was initially available with either a 1.1-litre or 1.9-litre engine – a strange choice, with the majority being sold with the larger engine. The voluptuous body with manual pop-up lights was made in France by Brissonneau and Lotz (better known for making trains than cars), but the project was a success with more than 103,000 finding buyers before production came to a halt in 1973.

Having owned the car for over 16 years, this fabulous 1970 Opel GT has been subject to a 'very long and slow' restoration by our vendor. It's a left-hand drive, 4-speed, manual fitted with the 1.9 ltr, cam in head, engine with the Weber option and a limited slip differential. This car was first imported from Germany in the late 80s and first registered in the UK in 1990. Using original Opel parts throughout, it has been returned to its best mechanically, internally and externally and a new set of period correct wheels set it off nicely. A new carb and recent service, now means the car runs as well as it looks, and it is currently MoTd.

The Opel GT was once described as “impossibly pretty” and they are now becoming rare, especially in this superb condition.

Lot Details

Registration: KRX221H RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 1.9L
Make: Opel Odometer reading (miles): 75395
Model: GT MOT expiry: 2016-09-22
Warranted: No Chassis number: 941773725

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 84 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Superb looking

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Very good, refurbished all new carpets seats recovered etc

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Runs well, fully overhauled with new carb etc

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

All functions.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Has had very long slow restoration with original Opel parts, fitted with the best original GT Wheels I have seen.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history