Comments - Unique of the Week: 1972 Opel GT

Published: Oct 13, 2012
Description: Here's the honest and hard truth: Opel is dragging General Motors down. The once financially healthy European division of the automotive giant is today facing a crisis like it's never had be...
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Clinton R. Burger Oct 14, 2012
Just because you're there doesn't mean your making money.
Matt Newman Oct 30, 2012
I love my 1972 Opel GT. It gets tons of attention everywhere we go. With some relatively inexpensive upgrades, the car can be made to be very competitive performance wise with other cars of the day. The Opel GT makes a GREAT entry into the collector car hobby - unique and relatively inexpensive to restore and maintain.
Brendon Davis Oct 14, 2012
I'm not going to lie - I love the car. For some reason a long hood that looks nearly identical to the [old] Corvettes makes a compact car look good.
Justin Brest Oct 13, 2012
I really like it
Yatish Wentink Oct 13, 2012
The back also a bit of a stingray
prodrag Oct 13, 2012
Poor mans vette. Made great gassers back in the day
Justin Mancuso Oct 13, 2012
Front looks like a vette stingray
Brian Johnston Oct 13, 2012
Why? This car is garbage. Late 60's to early 70's had awesome cars this isn't one of them.
Logan Delony Oct 13, 2012
This thing is beautiful, I love it!
Nick Schnee Oct 13, 2012
I saw a dark red one in Denmark, it was pretty sick I must say.
Description: Going on sale back in 1968, it first appeared in concept form three years before as a pure styling study. Public and press reaction was strong and management obviously wanted it for production. Despit...
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Daniel Eads Oct 14, 2012
For a 72, 102bhp is not bad at all.
Shelby Cassandra Oct 13, 2012
Those numbers are depressing.
Prince Huang Oct 13, 2012
67 not enough...
chikenbag Oct 13, 2012
top gears african special- hammonds "Oliver" was an opel kadett lolz
Description: Like the Corvette, the rear-wheel-drive GT's engine was located up front but Opel engineers managed to place it far enough back in the chassis in an effort to improve weight distribution. Also li...
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Nick Benz Oct 14, 2012
Laziness, apathy, and/or illiteracy.
Adam Beiersdorfer Oct 13, 2012
Why do people ask questions when the article mentions the answers if they simply read the piece?
Thad Macaranas Oct 13, 2012
Why is parked right next to a Ford dealer?
Description: Despite its somewhat small exterior dimensions, the interior was actually quite large for a car in this class. The reason being is that the exterior styling was sculpted around an already established...
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Description: It was ultimately discontinued in 1973 mainly due to fresh competition coming from the likes of the Datsun 240Z. In 2006, a new Opel GT appeared but it was simply a rebadged version of the Pontiac Sol...
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James E Caldwell Oct 13, 2012
I'm also pretty sure that the new opal GT came first, GM wanted an American version so the rebodied the capable chassis as the pontiac solstice. However the opal design was sharper, and better, they ended up just rebadging it as a Saturn.
James E Caldwell Oct 13, 2012
Sounds like a screaming bargain. Pre '75 cars are smog exempt in California, so somebody could boost the HP a little without the DMV being a pain in the A. If the engine needs a lot of work you could swap it out. Seems like lots of retro cool style.