29k Mile Classic: 1973 Opel GT

Many classic cars have a good wreck-to-whip ratio, that is to say that a nice example costs considerably more than a trashed version.  The difference in price for something like a Porsche 911, fastback Mustang, or C2 Corvette might tempt you into buying one that has some needs, but when you get into more affordable cars, it almost always makes sense to buy a nice example, and some cars you should just buy the nicest one you can find.  Like this 1973 Opel GT here on eBay bidding for $6,000 reserve-not-met located in Deming, NM with 3 days to go.  Tip from Rene.

The Opel GT was built from mechanical components from the Kadett B and body built by the French railway coach builder Brissonneau & Lotz (who also built the Renault Floride/Caravelle).  Up front are unique pop-up headlights that are manually opened (both rotating counterclockwise) by driver operated lever.

 This GT uses the larger 1.9 liter inline-4 mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.  The Opel 4-banger puts out 102 horsepower, which won’t make it perform like a 3/4 scale Corvette, but it’ll keep up with similarly priced vintage iron.

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