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»

Economical Fun: 1970 Opel 1900 GT

Even though over 100,000 of these cars were built from 1968-1973, it is rare to see one these days, especially in this condition. This is a 1970 Opel GT with the optional 1.9 liter 4 cylinder engine and automatic… more»

Baby Vette: No Reserve 1971 Opel GT

The first time I saw an ad for an Opel GT, I was mesmerized by it. It was positioned in the foreground with a Buick Riviera in the background, Buick being the U.S. sales agent for Opel. I immediately… more»

Plenty Of Parts: 1973 Opel GT

Some show cars and styling exercises that are produced by car manufacturers are destined to remain little more than concepts, while some eventually see the light of day as production cars. The Opel GT fits into the latter category…. more»

No Reserve: 1969 Opel Deluxe GT

The Opel GT remained in production from late 1968 until 1973. During that time, somewhere around 70,564 cars found their way into the USA for sale through Buick dealerships. Unfortunately, attrition rates for these little cars proved to be… more»

Black Plate 1969 Opel GT Barn Find

This 1969 Opel GT is a black plate California car that had been barn stored for 33 years. The car was laid up by the seller’s neighbor’s father, and after said neighbors planned a move out-of-state, the seller acquired… more»

Package Deal: 1969 Opel Rekord + 1967 Commodore

This 1969 Opel Rekord C is a rarity on U.S. roads and clearly owned by an Opel enthusiast. The pretty coupe body is still handsome today, and despite having some rust issues to deal with, still looks quite solid… more»