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1972 Opel GT
Sale price: $7,900.00 make an offer
Car location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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1972 OPEL GT 1900 / BARN FIND / 80,477 Original Miles
Last registered In 1986...was sitting since (35 years)
Appears to be all original drivetrain and body panels.
Great collectible German sports car...Germany's "Baby Corvette"
Opel GT's were sold in the USA at GM Buick dealerships from '69 to '73
“Mechanics Special” The engine runs but the car is not currently ready for the road.
Fairly un-molested car and "Original" will need to be trailered.
Turns over with the ignition key and a toggle switch under dash...starter works good.
Runs with gas down the carb / Dash tach needle moves when running. (YouTube video below)
Headlights rotate perfectly. (YouTube video below)
The car had rust issues when I got it.
This car has been sitting for years and is being sold as a restoration project or a donor car.
A Southern car its whole life. Doors and hood open and close well.
Needs complete brakes / Brake pedal not moving. Hand brake barely works.
Radio missing / No antenna / Air filter assembly missing / Door panels missing.
Needs new rubber door seals and weatherstripping.
No jack but a spare tire is in the storage area behind seats.
Wiper arms and some other small parts are also in the storage area behind seats.
Good glass / windows roll up and down with new crank handles.
Bucket seats are rough but I installed new slip-on seat covers.
Bucket seats not moving...tracks are rusted or gummed up.
Rotating headlights move perfectly with the console lever....but no lights are working.
See the pics, lots of little things need to be done. Car is 50 years old.
Exhaust needs work....needs a rear muffler assembly with the dual chrome tips.
Clutch feels good / shifter goes through the gears nicely but I have not driven.
Comes with 1 ignition key and the steering column lock works when key is removed.
Comes with a rebuildable Florida title.
Click on videos below for: Opel GT start up and the headlights rotating.
THIS IS THE WORK I HAVE COMPLETED SINCE RESCUE
Had the body work done and repainted Corvette “Velocity Yellow” a driver quality job.
Had the bumpers and the rear tail panel painted in "Matte Black".
Body work done prior to paint that included body filler and welded in patches.
Had some metal weleded in floor patches / sheet metal floor repairs also done.
Had a new welded up battery tray done...original tray was rusted (common issue).
Installed set of spare 14" steel wheels with nice new wheel covers. (makes for nice for rollers)
Installed a new battery.
I was able to free up the rotating headlight assembly...works nicely with the console lever.
Installed new spark plugs / wires / points & condenser.
Changed the oil and started the car with some gas poured down the carb.
Had a custom front spoiler and front belly pan made and installed.
Installed new slip on bucket seat covers.
Installed a new stick shift shifter boot.
Purchased a new custom car cover (included with car).
Purchased a Opel GT service manual and a workshop manual (included with car).
Its a very cool car, I just don't have the time to complete it and take it to the finish line.
This 1972 Opel GT exterior is finished in Corvette "Velocity Yellow". It was a "Chrome Yellow" car originally. It looks good but its what I would call a driver quality job. Bumpers and the rear tail light panel are finished in "Matte Black". It is powered by the original 1.9-liter inline-four paired with the factory four-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes working pop-up headlights. The dash is fair condition (no hacking)nand the has all the Opel GT factory gauges including the factory tachometer. A nice set of "roller" quality steel wheels / good "roller" tires. New sport wheel covers. The most recent work occurred a few months ago that included a lot of body work and floor work and was painted. I did a simple tune up with plugs and wires. This 1972 Opel GT comes with a clear rebuildable Florida title. Please keep in mind this car was sitting for 35 years untouched before I got it. Please ask any questions you may have through the eBay email or call 954-232-8000. This car can be a great investment or a terrible one if you aren't familiar with older cars or with cars that need work or with cars that need completion.
Please ask questions!...I want a happy buyer.
LOW BUY IT NOW PRICE $5,500
This 1972 Opel GT would make a unique / rare car if restored. These German "Baby Corvettes" are highly collectable and popular at car shows. These OPEL GT's are getting hard to come by. Feel free to contact me with questions before you buy. Car is sold as is with no implied warranty. They resemble late 1960s Corvette in a "mini" version. This car is basically complete....look at pics. The engine starts and runs with gas poured down the carb throat, BUT its not a roadworthy car currently and the needs work to make it ready for the road. It's a great project car for a mechanic, car flipper, father and son project or a handy person. Interior is black / white. Headliner in poor condition. Missing the door panels and rear side side panels. There is no carpet.
I will help with the loading the car at the time pick up. It rolls and steers easily.
Comes with a clear rebuildable Florida title, I keep the right to cancel the auction anytime, the car is advertised many places beside eBay.
The following is a article from the internet..."Silodrome / Gasoline Culture" April-27-2020
The Opel GT – Germany's Beautiful Baby Corvette
"The Opel GT is often referred to as the “Baby Corvette” due to its visual similarity to the third generation Chevrolet Corvette (the C3), both Opel and Chevrolet are General Motors-owned companies and the similarities between the C3 Corvette and the Opel GT are more than just skin deep.
The single most famous Opel GT is almost certainly the modified example that was built by Virgilio Conrero to compete in the 1970 Targa Florio. The car won its class (GT 2.0 litre) and it place 9th overall, showing the performance potential of the car that was woefully unutilized by Opel.
It's widely believed that both the Opel GT and the C3 Corvette took their styling cues from the same vehicle – the highly influential 1965 Mako Shark II concept car designed by Bill Mitchell and his team. In many respects the Opel was almost a Corvette for the European market, in order to better suit the tastes of drivers on the Continent the GT was physically smaller and powered by a smaller, far more economical engine."
LOW BUY IT NOW PRICE $5,500
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PRIVATE SELLER / NOT A DEALER / Please Call 954-232-8000 with questions or to view / inspect this car. If you need to ship the car... I can help you locate a reasonable car shipper...and I can assist in loading the vehicle. Car is in FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA. Zip Code is 33334 to calculate shipping. Feel free to have the car inspected by a mechanic of your choice prior to auction / sale close. Please remember this is a 50 year old car and not a new car or a show car. VEHICLE IS SOLD AS IS WERE IS WITH NO WARRANTY. Please inspect BEFORE purchase. A Inspection before purchase is highly encouraged. Buyer is responsible for any shipping or delivery. A $500.00 Non refundable deposit due within 24 hours of auction close or purchase, balance due via cash or bank wire transfer within 3 days. Please verify that you have funding, space, and permission to get this car. Please no bidders with a score less than 10 without prior contact. Car is also for sale locally, so auction may end at any time.
Call / Text 954-232-8000 with questions. PRIVATE SELLER / NOT A DEALER / Clear Rebuildable Florida Title.
THESE ARE MY TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
VEHICLE IS SOLD AS IS WERE IS WITH NO WARRANTY. WINNING THE AUCTION DOESN'T GIVE YOU THE INVITATION TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE AND THEN DECIDE...THE VEHICLE IS TO BE INSPECTED DURING THE AUCTION. INSPECTIONS ARE ENCOURAGED. COME SEE THE VEHICLE FOR YOURSELF OR EBAY HAS A INSPECTION SERVICE AVAILABLE.
I WILL ONLY ACCEPT BANK WIRE, CASHIERS CHECK, OR CASH IN PERSON.
PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL WITHIN 3 DAYS AFTER AUCTION ENDS "NO EXCEPTIONS"
IF YOU CANT COMPLY TO MY TERMS, PLEASE DON'T BID ON MY VEHICLE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY, PLEASE DON'T BID ON MY VEHICLE. IF YOU NEED PERMISSION FROM SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE DON'T BID ON MY VEHICLE.
Notice To Buyer: Buyer To Send $500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Within 24 Hours Of The Close Of This Auction. Funds To Be Paid With Certified Check, Bank Transfer, Or Cash In Person Within 3 Days Of Auction Ending. All Sales Final. Mileage Is Exempt. The Sale Is Subject To The Following Conditions And RepresentationsThis Vehicle Is Being Sold As Is, Where Is With No Warranty In Connection Therewith. The Seller Shall Not Be Responsible For The Correct Description, Authenticity, Genuineness, Or Defects Herein, And Make No Warranty In Connection Therewith. No Allowances Or Set Aside Will Be Made On Account Of Any Incorrectness, Imperfection, Defect Or Damage. Any Descriptions Or Representations Are For Identification Purposes Only And Are Not To Be Construed As A Warranty Of Any Type. It Is The Responsibility Of The Buyer To Have Thoroughly Inspected The Vehicle, And To Have Satisfied Himself Or Herself As To The Condition And Value Based Upon That Judgment Solely. Seller Assumes No Responsibility For Any Repairs Regardless Of Any Oral Statements About The Vehicle.
I Will Entertain Offers Before End Of Auction. I Reserve The Right To Terminate This Auction At Any Time. Shipping Costs Are The Responsibility Of The Purchaser But I Will Try To Help Anyway I Can. Negative Feedback Bidders Or 5 Feedback Bidders Or Less Please Contact Me Before Bidding. Do Not Bid Unless You Intend To Buy. Thank You And Good Luck! You Are Entering Into A Legal Binding Contract To Purchase The Vehicle Described Above. If You Do Not Intend To Purchase This Item, Do Not Bid! Bidders Must Be Able To Pay Cash Or Have All Loans Pre-Approved Before Bidding / Buying On This Vehicle! Unqualified Bidding, Deadbeat Bidding, Or Auction Interference Will Be Subject To Legal Prosecution To The Fullest Extent Of The Law. Thank You Very Much For Your Understanding.
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