Opel

Restoration Almost Finished: 1970 Opel GT

Sportscars like the MGB remain extremely popular across the world with a loyal fanbase and thousands of parts available. Some sports cars have slipped through the net through, either due to not being sold in large numbers or not… more»

Mini Nomad? 1958 Opel Olympia Caravan

I haven’t seen one of these in years! One of these being a 1958 Opel Olympia P1. I remember years ago thinking, yes, it does look like a Nomad! Offered from 1958 through 1960, these Opel Olympia Caravans, along… more»

52K Mile Survivor: 1975 Opel Manta

If I were to mention that we’re going to show a rear-wheel-drive German coupe from the mid-1970s, what’s the first thing that would come to your mind? Other than, “Why didn’t I buy a BMW 2002 when they were… more»

Living Barn Find! 1956 Opel Olympia Caravan

The Opel Olympia was a German compact car built across several iterations from 1935-70, with gaps along the way, such as during World War II. Most of these cars have faded away due to being worn out, but there… more»

Sitting Since 1986: 1972 Opel GT

What is it about the Opel GT? Despite not being enormously collectible, when one comes up for sale, it’s hard not to stop and stare at it. The “baby Vette” is certainly an eye-catching car, but it’s never quite… more»

Three-Named Survivor: 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu

And you thought that badge engineering was confusing today, how about during the time of this 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu? That’s three different names, three different car companies, and three different countries of origin. This nice original triple-decker… more»

Corvette Mini-Me? 1973 Opel GT

The GT was a front-engine, rear-drive, 2-seat sports car built by Opel in Germany. The first generation ran from 1968-73 and didn’t return for another 34 years. The resemblance between the GT and the C3 Corvette may not be… more»

20k Mile Survivor: 1975 Opel Manta

Opel is a German company that was owned by General Motors until a few years ago. A few of their models would pop up in the U.S. from time to time, usually sold through Buick dealers. The Opel GT,… more»

Rare Rallye! 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye

Lodged within the top five of my master car wish list for years, a 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye is the definition of a unicorn for me. We have only seen one here in the history of Barn Finds and… more»

Oddball Find: 1978 Buick/Opel

Most of us remember that German-made Opel cars were sold by Buick dealerships. It may not be widely known that due to a variety of factors, General Motors rebadged an Isuzu to take over that role if that makes… more»

Garage Find: 1972 Opel Manta

UPDATE 12/28/2020 – We featured this Opel back when it was listed in Montana. Well, the current seller purchased it and trailered it to their friend’s house in California. They’ve washed it and taken more detailed photos showing it’s… more»

25 Years In A Montana Barn: 1972 Opel 1900

Customers looking for fun, vibrant, sporty cars in the early-1970s typically didn’t end up at their neighborhood Buick dealership but that’s where they would have found cars such as this 1972 Opel 1900. The seller has this one listed… more»

Mini-Corvette! 1970 Opel GT

I remember going into a Buick dealership as a teen around 1972 and seeing an Opel GT parked right next to an Electra 225. Strange pairing to say the least. It would be interesting to know what GM’s logic… more»

Barn Find 1970 Opel Kadett 1900 L Wagon

If you research the Opel brand, it’s mind-boggling as to how many versions of the Kadett you’ll find. The Kadett “B”, which this car is based on, was hugely popular in Germany, selling 2.6 million units. You could buy… more»

Shed Find: 1971 Opel Kadett Caravan

When was the last time you saw an Open Kadett Caravan? Or for that matter, when was the last time you saw any Opel Kadett? I remember them back in the ‘70s, but not so much since then. The… more»

One Family Owned: 1950 Opel Olympia

Do you remember that fateful moment when you decided to part with your first car? Was it an easy decision, or was it one that you agonized over? Well, just imagine if that vehicle wasn’t just your first car,… more»