Glas Garage Find: 1965 Glas 1300 GT

1965 Glas 1300 Gt Front Corner

When we first saw this barn find we didn’t know what it was. We thought that perhaps it was an Italian or British sports car. We had heard of the Glas brand, but we didn’t realize that they built such attractive cars unlike their micro cars like the Goggomobile. Well after doing some research we learned a lot about this obscure German car manufacturer which produced some fairly attractive vehicles. This 1965 Glas 1300 GT barn find is quite rare and is located in Dacula, Georgia and is listed on eBay with a starting bid of $3,500.

1965 Glas 1300 Gt Interior

The 1300 GT was Glas’ first attempt at building a true sports car, so they enlisted the help of Frua of Italy to design the car. The Frua design is very sleek and attractive, which was a drastic departure from the Goggomobile. This Glas is rough and is going to need a lot of body work, but the seller has most of the parts needed to restore this car. Thankfully the original dash is still in place because this could be a difficult piece to find. From what we can tell, this car was originally red and we think it would look great to return it to its factory color.

1965 Glas 1300 Gt Engine

The 1300 GT is powered by this 1300 cc straight-4, which also looks to be completely original. We hope the engine turns, so the original block can be retained. When BMW bought Glas in 1967, they began fitting the 1300 GT with their own 1600 cc 4-cylinder, which increased performance and reliability. This pre-BMW take over Glas is extremely rare, with only an estimated 800 built and solid globally. We don’t imagine that many of these cars made it our way.

1965 Glas 1300 Gt Rear Corner

This Glas is going to need a full restoration, but it is a beautiful and very rare car. We would love to have this 1300 GT and we hope someone will get it back on the road again. We will be keeping an eye on this great little coupe.

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  1. DanTheMan

    There is another one sitting in a garage north of Chicago and south of the cheezeline. It is sharing space with a Wanderer convertible.

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  2. Doug

    This would be a neat car to restore & drive that’s not a lot of money and not a cliche.

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  3. C Doyle in SF

    Clean and beautiful. Someone’s gonna have a great project

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  4. ken weger

    Please give me the contact details on the Chicago location of the 1300GT please

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  5. Barn Finds

    @Ken – You can find the link to the eBay auction in the first paragraph.

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  6. ken weger

    Danthe man, The one in Chicago do you have any contact details ???Ken

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  7. DanTheMan

    Major German car collector. Former chef.

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  8. Richard Cosse'

    Front end looks like a ’72 “Maverick”.

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  9. Gert-D. Hajda

    Hi Folks
    is this car available still?
    Would be happy for any comments

    regards

    Gert
    Berlin Germany

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  10. Eddy Ojak

    Great liitle coupe – i have one which is very similar (red, 1300GT, a little more authentic) just waiting for a restoration (in the UK)

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  11. Gert-Dietmar Hajda

    Hi Eddy

    please get back to me if you want. I have a Glas 1330 GT as well

    Cheers
    Gert

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  12. dona andreina

    could anyone enlighten me on the similarity in body between this and the ASA? both Bertone, but wondering whether they were actually the same body?

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    • Horse Radish

      Not the same body.
      The Glas was actually a Frua body made in Italy and the shells were sent to Germany for final drive train assembly (in the Dingolfing factory, which now is being used nby BMW).
      I believe, though very similar in looks the ASA 100 actually was a bigger car.

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      • Don Andreina

        Cheers, Horse

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  13. TOM

    i am looking for my stolen 1300 not much hope stolen in1976 from evergreen park il have title and report # vin 21101667

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