This 1970 Opel GT has an interesting timeline. It has been stored inside for 20 years, but was taken out and repainted 15 years ago and then covered and put back in storage. It’s listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $5,200 or make an offer. There are over 12 days left on this listing so you can make this one your 2017 New Year’s Resolution, if you can wait that long.
The seller says that they have all of the hard-to-find trim pieces and the bumpers and everything else to complete this car. Those must have been taken off for the repaint 15 years ago and never put back on again. That’s good to hear, usually parts and pieces are missing after a vehicle is in storage for this long.
I think there are a few Opel GT fans among the Barn Finds readers, if I remember correctly. A few past owners, too. I have to admit that I have never owned or even driven an Opel GT but they’ve always been a fascinating car to me. This one looks pretty solid and there actually a few partial underside photos, nice. Although, the underside photos do show a lot of surface rust, and is that a chunk cut out on the right side?
You’ve noticed by now that this car has a 3-speed automatic transmission. That’s nice for those folks with certain issues with operating a clutch pedal, but not so nice for those of us who like to shift for ourselves. The interior looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since the paint job 15 years ago, but it looks pretty complete and in nice condition. Those seats look super comfy, does anyone know if a 6′-5″-tall person would fit into that front seat?
This is Opel’s 1.9L cam-in-head inline-four with around 100 hp. That’s a decent amount of horsepower for such a light car (around 2,000 pounds). This engine probably needs more than a thorough detailing after sitting for 15 and/or 20 years, but it looks pretty complete and I bet it would run nicely again once the fuel system is cleaned out. The seller says that it ran fine and was quiet when they put gas in the carb and started it. Who among the Barn Finds family and friends has owned an Opel GT? Anyone? What are the maintenance items to look for on this particular car after being in storage for so long?