Used Car of the Day: 1972 Opel GT

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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used car of the day 1972 opel gt

We're going back to the '70s today -- this 1972 Opel GT appears to be in car-show shape.


It's had a complete engine rebuild and the brakes have also been rebuilt.

There's no rust, a re-done interior, new wiring, new exhaust, new clutch and clutch plate, new radiator, new tires, and a cleaned and coated fuel tank.

Despite this, the owner says the car is not perfect.

The asking price for this good-looking but apparently imperfect Opel is $16,500. Click here to give it a look.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Pianoboy57 Pianoboy57 on Sep 25, 2023

    My family had the '71 1900 2dr hardtop. That car was sure a lot of fun. My brother wrecked it and Dad found another one w/o an engine. We spent the next year making one 1900 out of two.

    • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Sep 25, 2023

      My father had the '71 1900 4 door. It was a nice driving and handling car akin to a bargain BMW 2002. What got to it and eventually did it in was the electrical gremlins and rust.


  • Oberkanone Oberkanone on Sep 25, 2023

    You get a workout driving an Opel GT compared to driving experience of today. No power steering, manual transmission, and just getting into and out of the car requires extreme physical flexibility.

    I favor the Saab Sonett III over the Opel GT. If I'm buying a tiny two seat 1972 odd car I'm going all in.

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    • 3SpeedAutomatic 3SpeedAutomatic on Oct 26, 2023

      Remember, this was built for a young man who was a little more lither compared to the typical overweight American of today.


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