Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Opel GT


1968 Opel GT
The Opel GT is a front-engine, rear-drive two-seat sports car manufactured and marketed by Opel in two generations — separated by a 34-year hiatus. The first generation Opel GT (1968-1973) debuted in 1965. The styling of the GT was often cited as similar to the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette which went on sale in September 1967. Opel marketed a second generation GT (2007-2009)
1969 Opel GTThe Opel GT was equipped with a base 1.1 L OHV straight-4 engine, which produced 67 hp at 6,000 rpm. However, most buyers chose an optional 1.9 L, which produced 102 hp at 5200 to 5400 rpm. Standard transmission was a manual four-speed. A three-speed automatic was available with the 1.9 L engine.
1971 Opel GTOne unusual feature of the Opel GT is the operation of the pop-up headlights. They are manually operated, by way of a large lever along the center console next to the shifter.

During 1968 to 1973, a total of 103,463 cars were sold. The most collectible GTs are probably the first few hundred cars hand-assembled in 1968 and the 1968–1970 models with the 1.1 L engine, which totaled 3,573 cars.