Opel GT Review from North America

1969 Opel GT 1.9

Model year1969
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Cool little affordable collectors sports car, which is rare

Faults:

The headlights sometimes break free from their mounts.

It is designed to run on leaded fuel, so it pings quite a bit.

The exhaust and body are not just prone to rust, but actually have some sort of mystical power to attract it.

Replacing the battery is nearly impossible.

General Comments:

Great little collector car that can be bought at a good price.

Find one without a crease or dent near the front hood scoops, and it's rare.

Handles relatively well - albeit slow and sloppy compared to the newer cars out there.

Considered rare.

Great looks. Take off the Opel labels and slap on some Ferrari labels, paint it red and inside make it black, and those who don't know too much will believe you are in a Ferrari.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2006

20th Jun 2006, 05:56

The Opel GT was styled to resemble a miniature Corvette.

It was a nice looking little car, not much of an engine though (like most small sports cars of its day - MG's Triumphs etc.)

26th Jun 2006, 18:56

The styling of the Opel predated the "swoopy" Corvettes.

26th Jun 2006, 23:42

The "swoopy Corvettes" debuted as 1968 models, check your facts dude!

Average review marks: 3.8 / 10, based on 1 review