I just realised I have never put up a thread about my first GT which I have owned since February 2007. Purchased out of a redundancy payment because what better way to spend your money when you have loads of spare time on your hands. Loads of spare time didn't last though.
It is originally from Netherlands, bought to Ireland a year before I purchased it. While it could have done with some tidying up it was running well so with just some general servicing through the years I was able to enjoy it as it was. Then come 2011 a few gremlins began to appear and by late summer the issues were decidedly worse, both electrical and mechanical. Opel GT number 1 was parked up, a scenario common to a lot of old cars. Lifes trials and tribulations got in the way of doing any thing to get GT1 back on the road. That's where things stood until a few weeks ago a good friend of mine who sleeps, breaths and eats Opels offered to take a look at it for me. Starting a new business meant I was not going to have the time to work on it(I'm trying not to say her as I don't like to give my cars gender. That's just weird.) So last Monday I got the GT up to my friends house and by the next day he had it running with a few of the other issued diagnosed. With the prospect of again enjoying my GT1 it has inevitably lead me on to the future and what I would like to do with it. I have always had an issue with paint cracking which has got worse through my ownership. Its suspected that the prep work on a previous repaint was not up to scratch though the finish is really good. By the weekend I hope to know the cost of rectifying this after the summer. The rims have also been delivered to be repaired of corrosion so they will look like new with the addition of a new set of rubber. The old ones were on it since before I took ownership. Finally for now but also on the cards is a new exhaust and a 240 5 speed installation. I've had that box for about 6 years so it's about time it was installed.
Now I know the rule here is pictures or it hasn't happened but I forgot to take any so you will have to wait until after the weekend for proof. For now here is an old picture.
For those who know me will also know about GT2 & 3. Well they are wraped up nice and dry for the future.