Classic Collectible But Not Cliché: 1972 Opel GT

Driving a classic Opel GT will have the vast majority of people scratching their heads, and a few Opel (and Buick!) enthusiasts rapt with glee.  The little GT doesn’t just put a smile on the faces of the lunatic fringe, but it also proves to people out there that a classic German car doesn’t need to  you don’t need a V8 to have a good time. Find this 1972 Opel GT offered for $6,500 in Maplewood, MN via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

 From the seller:

1972 Opel GT 

condition: good 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 78000 

paint color: red 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: coupe 

Here’s a great car that was originally purchased in Florida. Always been garaged and stored inside every winter. These GT’s are appreciating in value. 




This one needs a little work but looks great. One repaint to red imron, was originally blue. A couple dime to nickel size dents but see no rust on it. Needs tires but has nice orig. GT wheels and center caps. Has an upgraded Weber carb and exhaust system. Orig. radio hasn’t worked for a while and needs an antenna. Washer needs to be replumed. Nice interior as shown. Seats have lampswool covers. Nice dash and gauges. Headliner has a tear in it but workable. New radiator 3 yrs. ago. New complete Opel differential(orig. was noisy). New ft. bumpers 5 yrs. ago. A couple little oil drips, not sure where yet. Lights all work. Good chrome. A great little vintage German sports car. Starts, drives great. Come take a look.

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