In an attempt to spice up their image, Opel released their own sports car in 1968. With a 1.1 liter engine as standard, we are not sure how much it helped. The seller of this yellow 1970 Opel GT claims that the engine has been rebuilt, but still needs work. They are including the other two cars for parts and are only asking $1,000 for whole lot. Find it here on Portland’s craigslist.
The styling may be the best aspect of these cars. They do look suspiciously similar to the Corvette released the year before and we may not be far off since GM did own both. We like the kammback design with the four round taillights. The manually operated popup headlights were also a unique feature.
They may look faster than they really are, but we are sure that with some work this car could be made to go. Lets just hope that is the optional 1.9 liter engine in there and that it is attached to a four speed manual. It is rear wheel drive and it does have disc brakes up front. Since this is a 1970, it also avoided the extra emissions equipment added in 1971.
Opel decided to discontinue the GT in ’73 because they couldn’t keep up with all the competition from other sports car manufacturers. It may not be the quickest car ever built, but it does provide loads of character for little money. A special thanks goes out to Doug M for sending this one in. Anyone here with stories to share about these German built baby Corvettes?