Opel GT 1900
1973 Opel GT 1900
Last production year Opel GT in a desirable color combination, black over red leather. The car has the factory 1.9-liter engine, 4-speed manual transmission, and 47688 indicated kilometers on the odometer. The interior was restored at some point and the car is in great cosmetic and mechanic condition and can be enjoyed as-is for many years to come. The car has Danish title and papers and passed Danish technical inspection (Syn/MOT/TUV) in July 2018 and will not have to pass inspection until 2026.
VIN/Chassis Number: Y07NC3127188
Odometer: 47688 kilometers
Engine: 1.9-liter inline 4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
History of the Opel GT:
When the Opel GT prototype was first shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965, the story was that a well-known designer immediately went over to the Porsche stand and told them they’d better have a look at the new Opel sports car. Nobody from Porsche bothered to get up, they flat out didn’t believe that Opel could produce a sports car.
Built on the Kadett chassis, the GT sported mini C3 Corvette styling courtesy of Chevy stylist Clare MacKichan. Even the instrument panels look similar. Power came predominantly from Opel’s optional 1.9-liter “high-cam” four-cylinder engine, with the smaller 1.1-liter standard. Opel farmed out the production of the body to the French firm of Brissonneau et Lotz and they did generally high-quality work.
Performance with the 1.9-liter was quite decent, with the car solidly outperforming cars like the MGB GT and the carbureted BMW 2002. The Opel GT is an interesting and affordable small sports car, that is sure to draw a ton of attention.