This one-owner, Jade Green Metallic 1971 Opel GT is a survivor and it appears to be in overall decent condition, unlike me. It’s listed on eBay with a current bid price of $4,300 which is over the Hagerty #4 “fair” value of $3,800. They list a #3 “good” car as being worth $8,300. This GT is located in the Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio.
You can see that there will be some work to do on this car, a lot of work, actually. I’m surprised at the rising value of these cars when weren’t they just everywhere in great condition for $5,000? Ok, maybe that was a decade ago now.
This car has never been out in the rain.. ha, just kidding (tough crowd).. Kudos to the seller for providing a wealth of good photos of this car! Even into dusk, which is perfect for showing off the lights without it being too dark like with a lot of ads: “Hey, I think I’ll sell my car, I’ll just take photos now when it’s pitch black out..” Whew. This seller isn’t hiding anything, which always makes me think that they’re above board and honest. Shhhhhhh.. it’s sleeping. I’m a retractable headlight fan, even though sometimes they’re winking at you or something else is wrong with the system.
The interior looks decent, but seat covers and a dash cover usually mean that you’ll have to find OEM seat material and an OEM dash or have it fixed. You’ll need a strong back to wrestle the spare tire out of the rear compartment that’s behind the seats.
The seller says that the “car starts, runs, drives, shifts, brakes and handles excellent.” The Opel GT was made between 1968 and 1973 and this one has the bigger, optional 1.9L inline-four with around 102 hp. If a person can tackle some body work and some interior sprucing up, you’ll have a great little car on your hands. Does the amount of work needed on this car make it worth it to pay less than what a finished car would be, or would you hunt around for a nicer one for more money? Or, would you just drive and enjoy it as is?