BF Auction: 1971 Opel GT

UPDATE – The seller has added more photos of the car to the gallery. They also have provided a list of parts that are included with the car here: driver-side mirror, exterior chrome trim, visors, accessory light, three-point seatbelt,… more»

Estate Sale: 1971 Opel GT

In an eBay listing that is distinguished by its brevity, we find this 1971 Opel GT, bid to $5401, reserve not met. The car is located in Martinsville, Indiana. Opel was owned by General Motors for decades, forming the… more»

BF Auction: 1970 Opel GT

UPDATE – The seller found a spare dash panel and some other trim items for the car, which will be included with it. A photo of the parts has been added to the bottom of the photo gallery. Also,… more»

Sold By Buick! 1974 Opel Manta 1900

Opel Automobile GmbH (a German division of General Motors at one time) built the Manta across two generations from 1970 to 1988. It was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe that was sold as the Manta 1900 in the U.S. by… more»

German Import: 1974 Opel Manta A

In the 1960s and 1970s. if you strolled into your neighborhood Buick dealership, you’d likely find one of several imported Opel’s sitting alongside an Electra 225 or Riviera. Opel was owned by General Motors and since Buick didn’t have… more»

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»