5k: 20 Footer Roadkill: 1970 Opel GT

 The Opel GT was a compact sports car built by GM’s European subsidiary Opel
from 1965 to 1973.  The little Opel was called the poor man’s Vette due to its
similarity with Chevrolet’s C3 Covette and was sold and maintained at Buick
dealers in North America.  The Opel GT has
been cheap
enough for years that scores have been crushed and sometime soon we
expect the remaining cars to start appreciating…maybe?  Find this 1970 Opel GT offered for $4800 in Stevens Point, WI via craigslist.  Tip from John.

Tipper John says he saw this car on the side of the road and nothing beats a 3rd party view of a classic if you are the type to buy a car sight unseen…in John’s words:

I spotted this little Opel GT  parked along side the road this evening, and thought you might be
interested.  I have no idea whose car it is, just passing it along. 
I’ve liked the look of these since I was a kid – I even built the
plastic model.  (Sprayed the body in burgundy metal flake, if I remember
correctly).  Very cute car.

This one looks pretty good – from 20′.  Up close it looks a
bit more tired and there’s some rust peeking through the paint in a few
places.  It does look WAY better than most 45 year old cars up here in
the northern reaches of the rust belt, and the seller seems to be pretty
upfront about the car’s condition.  But, who knows, maybe that newish
paint job is covering 5 gallons of Bondo and it’s just one good pothole
hit from total disintegration.

But hey, if it runs well and is reasonably solid it could
provide someone with a lot of grins for the dollar.  If I didn’t have a
couple kids heading to college in the next few years, I’d be tempted.

Big thanks to John for the tip and thoughts on the car.  See a car sale that would be a good roadkill feature?  tips@dailyturismo.com