Rallye ‘Round: 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye 1900

The machine has yet to be invented that can measure my desire for a 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye 1900. It’s really the car that got me started on my long and expensive journey on the road… more»

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Baby ‘Vette Drag Car: 1969 Opel GT

Opel GTs are commonly referred to as a Baby Corvette, due to its Vette-like looks in miniature. But despite this moniker, power was never at Corvette levels. This storage-locker find Opel GT appears to have addressed… more»

1967 & 1968 Opel Commodore Projects

Do you have a hankerin’ for a winter project? Do you have a lot of room and a lot of skill in restoring cars? Do you like unusual (at least in the US) German cars? If… more»

Half Of What You Need: 1973 Opel GT

The ways of the great General Motors are often mysterious and hard to understand.  For example, why did GM decide to sell their European built Opel division products in America before there was even a gas… more»

Rüsselsheim Redux: 1973 Opel Manta

A couple of weeks ago, we featured a ’74 Opel Manta project car. The comments were full of fond memories about Mantas that readers had owned or experienced, but opinions of that particular example coalesced around… more»

Rüsselsheim Riviera: 1974 Opel Manta

If the Opel GT is a mini Corvette, some have said the contemporary Manta coupe is kind of like a mini Camaro—but I think it’s more like a pint-size Riviera, considering that its character leans more… more»

A Little Car that Could: 1936 Opel P4

There were many similarities between the US and European car markets, but some things were very different. For example, there was a strong demand for a cheap, dependable car in both Europe and the US. In Germany,… more»

Put a Bow on It: 1973 Opel GT

One day in 1972, my grandfather left home in a Rambler convertible that my grandmother hated, and returned home in a butterscotch-colored Opel GT. He wrapped a red ribbon around the car, tied it in a… more»

Home Reno Forces Sale: 1973 Opel GT

Here’s something I don’t always get: when a seller claims their project vehicle is for sale as a means of financing a new business or a home renovation project. Those are the two most common excuses… more»

11-Second Quarter Mile? 1970 Opel GT EV

You’re right, there is something different about this 1970 Open GT, this one is an EV! It’s on Craigslist with three asking prices: $2,500 for the car and $2,000 for a crazy “new” electric motor that’ll… more»

Panoramic in Pink: 1958 Opel Olympia Rekord

It’s not too often when we see a pink car but this looks like a nice pink project P1. This is a 1958 Opel Olympia Rekord and it’s on Craigslist with an asking price of $3,500. It… more»

Enjoy as is or Restore? 1971 Opel GT

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… more»

Stored 20 Years: 1970 Opel GT

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… more»