Weekly Wrap Up November 13, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up November 13, 2016
A great week for buy-outs and gifts for Opels Unlimited.
This week we received and opened a five box dealer buy-out. There was a huge amount of 1.1 engine stuff included in the 400 parts. It was like an early Christmas. We are going to go through all the parts, get pictures and create a sale next week.
One of our old customers gave us a call and offered us a 4 door 1900 and a 2 car garage full of Opel parts. We drove the truck and trailer for five hours but it was worth it. We now have a new addition to our pick-a-part section at the museum, a 4 door manual Ascona for the first time ever, and boxes and boxes of NOS and Vintage Good Used parts. It was a long day and evening for the Opels Unlimited Gang.
We do love our gifts. We often get calls where pople donate their cars and parts and years of Opel devotion and it definitely keeps us in business every year. This customer of 15 years ago asked Todd if he was making it in the Opel business and Todd replied that these gifts have definitely kept him afloat.
This time there were Weber Carbs, a Tach Dash, a header, Rallye Pack, new single side draft manifold and carb, some interesting exotic aluminum alloy wheels, radiators, lots of front and rear coil springs for many models.
Every year we receive gifts and they really add a depth to our inventory.
Good news we did get some radiators done this week. We got five back in good shape that made it through the pressure testing and all the work. We got a really good deal so we are passing it along. We have had a lot of people asking about a good deal on radiators in the last year. We guess it is pricey to replace one or coae up with a good core. We have heard some crazy numbers from $350 to $550. That is just nuts it is just a radiator.
The trick is to find an old school business that has been operating for at least 50 years. That way you have the old man in the back who knows what he is doing and can handle soldering up a brass and copper radiator. Not just trying to cross reference something made of aluminum and plastic from a book.
It is truly an art and not too many people know how to do this these days. Anyhow - dipped in solution, cleaned up soldered and patched, any little thing, complete pressure check and gloss black enamel paint job.
We are selling them for just $199 each and if your old radiator even makes a good core to be redone, we can give you another $40 off that price.
For most people it is a 50/50 thing if your radiator can be repaired at all. Opels Unlimited has a much better ratio because we still have about 100 radiators total to choose from.
Over the last five years we have weeded out and turned in for scrap about the same amount of radiators so our cores are pretty decent these days.
We are getting an 80% yield in having our radiators redone. Not all make it but we are doing very good and can offer this same service and price for Opel GT, Kadett B 1900, 68-71 and Opel Kadett 1.1 series 66-67 only and Kadett B 68-69 also for 1.1 engines. Also if people desire any Manta/Ascona radiators, also includes 71-75 1900 and Wagon, we are selling these with the same exact deal for just $169.95 4 speed or automatic. These cores we have plenty of. We don't need any more cores for the Manta/Ascona chassis.
Also a neat option for you Manta/Ascona folks, we currently have a huge surplus of factory fan shrouds and will let them go for just $15 each until the end of the year.
We are still featuring a better stronger water pump for all 1900 engines 68-74, all models. A complete redesign with all new parts. No cores or exchanges necessary. Even comes with gasket. But the main thing and most important thing is that it has a very big bearing, really big, impressive even. A definite improvement that stops the weakest link in our daily driving cars today.
Sold outright, no core charge, a great deal, just $59.95.
So while we are at it let's put some other items on sale. This should be great for all you folks who were talking about cooling system issues this year. Another big surplus item we way over-ordered this year is the factory fit new production nice and soft lower radiator hoses for all Opel 1900, GT and Kadett chassis. We will take $10 off and blow them out the door for $19.95 each.
In fact you can get the Upper radiator hose for the same price for GT, 1900, Manta and Ascona and Kadett models. In fact if you want a new fan belt or thermostat as well, we will put those on sale for $19.95 for the set. Or even just $9.95 each.
Weekly Wrap Up November 20, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up November 20, 2016
Another long week for Opels Unlimited. We focused on a long term restoration project and put in some tremendous time and effort with three people all week long. The car came a long way. We were so excited to update the owner.
Later in the week we had a huge clean up festival at the Museum. We filled up a whole dumpster with stuff we just didn't need anymore. The results were remarkable. It is amazing what 4 people can do when they all pull together.
This week in this Wrap Up we promised a Holiday Sale based on our recent dealer buy-outs and gifts. We have thought about it and researched the best new shiniest great smelling products to get in the mail before Christmas. This isn't the NOS buy-out, we will feature that next week. This sale is created so that people will have their items before Christmas
Opel GT Brand New Original Seat Covers, imported from Germany. Currently $599 for the complete set. As seen on eBay. Just because you are on our speciality email list we will take off $100 and give them to you for $499.
Opel GT Interior Rear Tray Snap Flap, best seller. $78.95 down to $69.95. Includes all new snaps, tire curtain and small board as well. Just ask for pictures.
Opel GT Door Panels. Regularly $299.95 down to $269.95. As seen on eBay.
Opel GT Door Panel Cardboard. Regularly $89.95 down to $79.95 for both sides. This is the main door panel behind the scenes. Carboard and clip area. It's been a good seller and one of our customers asked us about importing this this year.
Lower Radiator Hose . New production German. Nice and soft form fit. $28.95 down to $19.95. A really great product.
Opel Key Chains imported from Germany over the years. Many types to choose from. Regularly up to $19.95 now on sale for $9.95. Ask for pictures. Get one for your significant other.
Opel GT Model Car build kit from AMT. Just like back in the day. New in the box. Regularly $29.95 down to $19.95.
Desk or Wall Clock Opel GT 4" x 9" brushed aluminum painted surface. Regularly $38.95 down to $19.95.
Top Quality Water Pump all 1900 Engines, all new construction with big bearing improvement. Regularly up to $69.95 down to $49.95 1966-1974. 1.1, 1.5, 1.9. GT, Kadett, Manta/Ascona. No core exchange.
1966-1974 1.1 GT Kadett, Manta/Ascona. Top Quality Water Pump. No Core Exchange. Regularly up to$69.95 down to $49.95.
Opel GT front and rear bumper guard all new rubber and hardware. Regularly $29.95 down to $19.95.
Opel GT Windshield Wiper Squirter Assemblies. From $28.95 down to $15.95. Also includes 90 degree elbow.
Opel GT Top Quality Wiper Blade and Holder Assembly, new metal blades as well as all metal assembly, just like factory Bosch, current high end sets for less than half price. Regularly $23.95 now just $4.99 each.
Opel 1900 Distributor Caps fits all 1900 engines from 70-75. Regularly $14.95 down to $9.95. Available in red, yellow, blue and even clear
Ignition Wires top quality silicone jacket high end available in yellow, red or blue. Complete set of 5 pieces regularly $39.95 on sale $29.95
Electronic Ignition fits all 1900 engines. Simple 2 wire hook up to coil. One of our most popular sellers. Direct bolt in for all 1900 engines. Regularly $58.95 on sale for $46.95.
Chrome Air Cleaner Kits Weber 32/36. These are the ones you see everywhere. Little compact chrome air cleaner kit that breathes from all around. Simple washable element. Kitchen sink cleanable, reusable. Regularly $39.95 on sale for $29.95. Complete Air Cleaner kit with 90 degree angle off bottom and hose to air cleaner valve cover as well.
Misc. 1900 Engine Gaskets for Sale. Water Pump Gasket fits all 1.1 and 1.9 engines. Regularly $4.99 now $1.99.
Opel 1900 front rear and side head gasket sets regularly $9.99 down to $2.99 for three piece set.
Opel 4 speed trans gasket set includes main front main rear as well as pan gasket. All 1900 and 2000 cc Manta, Ascona, Kadett, as well as many other including Olympia/Rekord. Regularly $48.95 down to $29.95.
Performance Cam Shaft 1900 designed and built from Iskey. Regularly $299 no core or exchange just $229 outright. Stage II or Stage III. AKA the Torquer and the Combo Cam.
Opel 1.1 engine owners always like to have their own special sales. We definitely strive not to disappoint regularly up to $39.95 how about this, your choice just $9.95 original points, condenser, valve cover gasket, intake gasket, main head gasket, exhaust gasket.
That is just the beginning. For $19.95 you can get a new fuel pump, new three piece engine gasket set, new front or rear wheel cylinder kits, original Opel Carb rebuild kits. Anything up to 69 Kadetts and GT's with 1.1 motors.
There are other 1.1 specials, just give us a call 909-355-OPEL(6735).
Opel stick shift car shifter boots. Regular up to $39.95 your choice new shifter boot rubber for Opel GT, Opel Manta A, Ascona A even B models and 5 speed shifter boots as well. Everything down to just $28.95 until the year ends.
Last but not least many radiator hoses brand new for Opel GT 1900 upper and lower, Opel Manta/Ascona 1900 upper 71-74. Opel Kadett 1900 upprt and lower. Many other rare types just call and inquire just $19.95 each. Just ask for current availability.
Also all 1900 engines 1969-74 Fan Belt and Thermostat with gasket just $19.95.
We have a large selection of colorful Opels Unlimited T-shirts with the logo of the Opel Enthusiast Club. There are many colors. Just ask. Still $9.95 each. If you still want one of those International Opel Festival and Picnic Shirts from this year, available in the grey and black pattern only. There are some still available just $19.95 each.
We hope this is a great sale for this week. Anyhow we know there are many more days before the Holidays end. We think this is a great sale with everything ready to ship. This is our best Weekly Wrap Up we can create at this time for Holiday presents. We hope you all like it.
If there is anything else you would like to see just give us a call and let us know, There is nothing like listening to our customers needs to be successful.
Weekly Wrap Up November 27, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up November 27, 2016
We here at Opels Unlimited want to take this time to let all of you know that you are at the top of our list of what we are Thankful for. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend. We hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day. We certainly did and we thought of all of you.
This week we worked on our primary restoration project. Todd got some great hours in and we had help to move this project forward. We are meeting with the owners next week and hope to have a lot to share with them.
Also the Museum's upper level got a whirlwind cleaning. 4 people all focused on the removal of the unnecessary and the putting away of everything else. We worked for hours and actually filled a whole industrial waste dumpster. Tremendous progress was made. It was a great start and we look forward to continuing next week.
Of course as always we had shipping to keep us busy and that will be our focus tomorrow.
It is so nice not to be having to move the Rialto Warehouse and to see progress at the Museum. There were hundreds of long lost goodies that had been buried for a couple of years as they were the first things brought in and then everything else was buried around it. So we uncovered a lot of really cool things that would make great Christmas presents. So here is Part Two of our current Holiday Sale that will run from now to the end of December.
Pictures available immediately to your phone or email of any of these items or those from last week. Just call 909-355-OPEL(6735).
#1. Single side draft manifold DCOE Weber side draft carb complete with chrome webbed air cleaner kit. The whole thing looks nice and shiny and would be a great item to unwrap for Christmas. Good for all 1900 and 2000cc engines. Just $799 for complete set up.
#2. Opel GT Finned Aluminum Valve Cover completely high polished to a chrome mirror like finish. It is an amazing look and would be an awesome Christmas Present to Unwrap. A nice finned aluminum look fits all 1900, 2.0, 2.2 or even 2.4 motors. For this special not only is it $50 off but there is no core charge or exchange necessary. Sold outright for just $199.
#3. Aluminum Oil Pan with Dip Stick Tube. Highly polished like chrome, just like the above Valve Cover. Even matching if you will. A beautiful shiny present. Again,no core exchange necessary and with a good discount, $50 off, just $249 out the door.
#4. Tripe Gauge Package Option. A nice option for all 71-75 Manta Ascona and 1900 Wagon Owners. This is a factory option often called a Rallye Pack Option. A three gauge holder that goes under the radio that includes a clock, amp meter and oil pressure gauge. A nice option and great present, sold in our best condition, again $50 off. Sale price just $99.
#5. Cam Shaft Upgrade. All 1900 and 2000cc engines. Custom made your way by Ron Isky himself. A real Isky brand name Cam. Torquer or any Combo Cam. Free Tech advice, just ask. Regularly $239.95, again no core exchange necessary. Hydraulic or Solid lifters. A great new power gift to open. Now just $199, a Christmas Special.
#6. Opel 1900 Cylinder Head surfaced and decked, redone valve job, crack tested. Optioned with all new unleaded flat circle exhaust valves. Other options or changes are available but for this animal equipped as stated is just $599 out the door.
#7. Opel GT Model Kit the real deal from AMT build it and paint it anyway you want. A great Christmas seller. 20% off just $19.95 complete new in box.
#8. Hallogen Headlights all Opel GT, Kadett, 1900, Ascona and Wagon 71-75. Bright white upgrade Hallogen replacement. Complete light bulb with main glass. A popular seller. Another reasonably priced shiny thing to open at Christmas. $19.95 each.
#9. Shock Absorbers. Fit all Opel GT and Kadett models. Modern day heavy duty gas charged. Nice tracking, quicker reacting upgrades. Specify front or rear. $46.95 each. Sold outright, no cores necessary.
#10. Shock Absorbers. Fit all Manta, Ascona, 1900 and Wagon 71-75. Modern day, heavy duty, Delco GM Pleasurizers. The silver gold ones. A very desired shock. Original new in box. Sold outright just $56.95 each. Another great shock special from a huge buy-out we did for Olympia and Rekord Owners to have a chance to participate in one of our sales. New front shocks the famous Delco Pleasurizer, new in box, available for all front ends including Caravan Wagon, 2 doors and 4 doors it appears to be the same for 1955-1962. There are actually a couple different types even new NOS Opel spiral type. Blow out price all just $19.95 each on this special only.
#11. Opel Weber Carb complete new Chrome Air Cleaner Kit. Featuring reusable element, even connection hose for Valve Cover. Large hose. K&N style. Most commonly used Air Cleaner on all Opels today. $10 off just $28.95 through December. Another nice shiny present and let's face it folks just about everyone of us has a Weber Carb now so this should be a good seller. If you want just the reusable element for your current set up, they are just $11.95 on sale.
#12. For those of you who are die hards that have the big black Opel Manta, Ascona, 1900 original Air Filter System. We are blowing out the original Air Filter elements for just $4.99. Also for those of you still running the original black Valve Cover for same model, you can get a original Valve Cover Gasket for just $4.99 as well. Limit 2 each on these folks.
#13. Last but not least a great collection of Key Chains for Opel Owners. Just ask for pictures. About 10 different types available. Just $9.95 each.
#14. One last special new Opel Key Blanks. Finally get those extra keys you wanted made. Any year, any Opel Model any type. Just $4.99.
Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season, our thoughts are with you.
Weekly Wrap Up December 4, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up December 4, 2016
This week's focus was on our major restoration project and meeting with our customers. The week's work went very well as did the pow-wow with two of our favorite clients.
The balance of the week was spent at the Antique Auto Swap Meet. It was a very successful Car Show Swap Meet weekend for us. We even met someone from Germany wearing a current Opel shirt who was very anxious to talk to us and is excited to see America's Opel Museum.
Last week we promised some pictures of the NOS parts that we are going to put on Sale. We have some group pictures to share. Later in the week we will put together a list of those NOS parts for Sale.
We have also been asked for pictures of some of the items from the last two Christmas Sales and we will do that this week.
Hope you are all gearing up for the Holidays and keep us in mind for your Christmas Shopping.
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Christmas Sales Pictures
Christmas Sale Pictures
Here are just 10 pictures of our Christmas Sale items for this year. There are always many more pictures on Facebook at Opel Enthusiast Club. We update this page every week.
Here are a variety of Key Chains and other imported items from Germany in our showcase at a variety of prices. Don't be afraid to call and ask about anything. 909-355-OPEL(6735). Alot of these are the on sale Key Chains for just $10. Also included are pictures of our popular Oil Pan Cover and Valve Cover. Also showing off another great seller the see through Distributor Caps with brass inserts and matching cooper core ignition wires as well. Lots of colorful bright and shiny things for Christmas here.
Also features our nice upgraded metal Bosch style Wiper Blade and Holder Assemblies. A little confusion on this, it is actually just $10 for the complete set Wiper Blades, Black Metal Holders and both sides. It is a really good deal. Sorry for any confusion here. Also finally a picture for that Weber DCOE /single side draft Carb and Manifold set. Even our brand new big bearing heavy duty Water Pump. As well as the latest production and complicated form fitting Lower Hose. GT and Kadett owners are really loving this brand new great soft production from this year. Nothing like having a new hose that is really a new hose. Upgraded Water Pump comparison pictures no problem along with any other pictures you desire. Just call or ask.
Happy Opeling and Happy Shopping!
The Crew at Opels Unlimited
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Weekly Wrap Up December 11, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up December 11, 2016
A quick reminder to all that this is the last week to order your Christmas presents and have them shipped in time for the Holiday.
We hope you all enjoyed our two part Christmas Sale.
Meanwhile we wish you all good luck with your Christmas Shopping and all your other fun activities for the Holiday Season.
Lots of Love from the Opels Unlimited Gang,
Todd, Debbie and Tammy
Special Message December 21, 2016
Special Update December 21, 2016
Special Message for all of our customers. Todd has been back in the Hospital with Kidney Stones again and therefore Opels Unlimited will be closed until after Christmas. We all just need some time to relax and reflect on what is really important.
We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We will be back on the horse the 26th. Please let us know what we can do for you at that time.
Todd's health issues prevented last week's Weekly Update with the pictures of the new original Opel parts NOS Dealer buy out. For that we will need to wait until next week. Meanwhile we hope you are all having a really great Christmas week and Holiday Season.
Weekly Update Monday January 9, 2017
Weekly Update Monday January 9, 2017
Happy New Year to all. We would like to start this New Year with a New Years Sale - so here we go---
Opels Unlimited's New Years Sale for 2017
1. One of our best sellers last year was our Opel GT Black Seat Upholstery Kits, completely original style materials, super easy install, even zippers on back just like original. Premade, easy install. Now $100 off per set. Regularly $599 a set as seen daily all across the Internet. Now here is your exclusive savings because you are a member of our Opel Enthusiast Club email database. Your special sale of $499 a set or single seat covers for $249 each, down from $299 regularly.
2. Another best seller, Opel GT Rear Snap Flap Assembly with original sown in top upper window portion. Best reproduction ever, made in Germany, just like the Seat Upholstery. Regular daily Internet price $79.95. Your current OEC Club member price for everyone just $68.95.
3. Also on sale for $68.95 each are the Rear Kick Panels, everything that goes under the rear quarter window on an Opel GT. Complete vinyl from the window down all the way to the door panel-type cardboard rear panel all the way down. Premade, all one piece. Super Easy Install.
4. Emergency Brake Boot or 4 speed shifter boot made from the same material as the Seat Upholstery, panels and all other matching interior. Here is another great set. Regularly $34.95 a piece, current sale $24.95 each. Pictures available at 909-355-OPEL (6735)
5. Main Door Body Rubber. This is the large rubber that goes all around the body that the door shuts onto. Our number one seller of all time. This rubber is the most often replaced rubber for all GTs. And it is most important to keep the water out. This rubber also has the U Channel attached which is always replaced when installing the rear kick panels, front kick panels, and even the Headliner and Pillars, as well. Regularly $39.95 per side, on sale for just $19.95 per side.
6. If you would like the matching rubber that goes along the bottom edge of the rocker panel under the door, this rubber also fits under the metal that holds down both the carpet and this piece of rubber. Regularly $11.95 per side, our current New Years Sale makes it just $5.95 per side.
7. Opel GT Original German Front Curved Lens Set. Original Hella brand. In new NOS condition. All these years regularly about $100 each side, now we are making a special package deal sale for $119.95 for both right and left front lenses.
8. Next, here is another great, soft new European production of the original rubber that the windows roll up and down in on an Opel GT. This is the real deal with the original felt installed, as well as the longer reach areas that easily installs the aluminum window trim. This new part is made just like the original. Has been upwards of $79.95 each, now New Years special price of $59.95 for one complete door. Opels Unlimited is proud to offer all of the rubber all around for all Opel models here in the US.
9. Opel 1.9L Engine Clutch and Pressure Plate set. OEM original spec fits all GT Manta Ascona Kadett, anything with a 1900cc engine. Even during this special there are no cores or exchanges required. All of you out-of-staters don't have to pay tax either which makes for some great free shipping. We will make a special out-the-door price of just $79.95 each for your choice of Heavy Duty Pressure Plate or Clutch.
10. Also one more related special, if you wish to have it, is the Heavy Duty, Strongest Throw Out Bearing (difficult to find for many years) as well as an original German front main trans gasket and even a brand new rear main seal for the trans or even, your choice, a new pilot bearing, roller type, with seal, package deal for the same price of just $79.95.
11. Opel GT Shifter Boot Rubber, Original, here we have a nice, fresh, soft German production, nice and thick, a great part, Opels Unlimited approved even, at a great new price, Regularly $34.95, new sale price $28.95.
12. Opel Rack and Pinion Boots for Opel GT/Kadett, another great, soft, new production, thicker and stronger rubber. Regularly $39.95 a set, now on sale for just $28.95 for both right and left.
13. Heavy Duty front Rack and Pinion Main Mount Set for the same price as well, only $28.95 for the set.
14. Opel GT Kadett 1900/1100 Radiator Mounts, new from Germany, Lower Mount with threads center bottom, also Original Radiator Side Mounts, fits most all models, right and left. Hard to find. $14.95 each piece, brand new.
15. Opel GT Underhood Rubber Bumpers. New German Production. We currently have a nice overstock at $4.99 each, or just $19.95 for a full set of four.
16. Opel Rear End, any 1900 Engine Series Rear End Specialty Cover, larger, even holds extra gear oil capacity, as well as finned aluminum cooling fins. Definitely state of the art. One of our newest speciality items and special sellers. Complete install kit and all new hardware included. Current sale just $249.95. It's not too often that Opel owners can do something about the longevity of one of the most crucial parts of the car's drive train. There is also a specialty finned aluminum, direct replacement, extra cooling oil pan available for a similar price, or even less, just give us a call at the 909-355-OPEL (6735) number. There are actually specialty or major improvement parts available for your whole car. Don't be afraid to ask. Just call Todd, Debbie or Tammy from noon to midnight and we will gladly explain to you all of your current modern day Opel options.
We hope you all have a Happy New Year. For now we wish you all the best and Happy Opeling.
Weekly Wrap Up Sunday January 15, 2017
Weekly Wrap Up Sunday January 15, 2017
This week we would like to focus on our upcoming June 2017 event.
International Opel Festival and Picnic
20610 Eureka St.
Perris, CA 92571
Starts at 12 noon ends at nightfall
Saturday June 24, 2017
Special paved hillside fountain Parking for all Opels.
Additional 1 acre flat Parking for Non-Opels, Motor Homes and Trucks and Trailers.
Catered food arrives at 2pm.
Activities throughout the day include contests and raffles. No cost for entry, contests or food. Eat as much as you like. Please RSVP within 3 weeks of the event date so we know how much food to order. Other food available and BBQ going from 12noon on. Everyone is encouraged to bring any pot luck item to add to the festival but not required.
Also your running driving Opel is not required either. Just bring yourself that's the most important thing. You can always trailer in your favorite Opel Toy or Project in Progress. The more the merrier we always say.
Many people come from far away and out of state and even out of the country, so don't worry if you can't bring your Opel along with you. You won't be the ony one bench racing here with your car at home and pictures in your wallet or phone.
The fun and the knowledge you gain here will be invaluable and the experience will be great.
Don't forget Opels Unlimited's huge Sale Display. The largest in the Nation as we don't have to fly and ship truck freight our parts across country to another state. There will definitely be ever so many more items here at a great Sale price at this event than at any other event Nationwide for this year.
Far away visitors are encouraged to make their reservations at the Red Lion Inn Motel, very close to this event. It's very nice at a decent price. Your sunny Southern California vacation will be off to a good start. 951-943-5577.
Weekly Wrap Up Sunday January 22 2017
Weekly Wrap Up Sunday January 22 2017
Our focus this week was opening Opels Unlimited to a Photojournalist Bernd Hanselmann who came to do a story on us for the German Super Power Publication OLDTIMER MARKT. One of the top five publications in all of Europe. We even have a 1993 copy that we all took pictures with.
Bernie spent the whole day with us taking just a ton of pictures. Shop dog Whoppie was even included in the spread. Bernie is one of the best in the world at what he does and it was a pleasure sharing our Museum with him.
We showed Bernie the entire Museum and Showroom and the outside line up of cars for Sale. There were photo ops all over. Todd Tammy and Debbie were featured throughout the shoot
Bernie says it could upwards of six months before we see the end product. In the meantime he said he would set up a file we could access that would show us the pictures he choose to send along to the Publication. We look forward to seeing those.
He sure knew his stuff and had a vehicle full of lenses tripods and cameras. His English was excellent and it was easy to work together. He was genuinely excited about us and made the whole experience wonderful. This was quite an honor for Opels Unlimited and is the equivalent of being written up in Hemmings Motor News.
Bernie's visit was the highlight of a week otherwise filled with horrible weather. We did the best we could on all our projects taking the weather into consideration.
Special Thank You for all the Birthday Wishes on January the 18th for Todd. He received over 110 messages that day and was just thrilled.
With everything that has gone on this week we are sorry that we do not have a new Sale for you all but you can consider this message a 10% off any single item over $200 or 5% off anything over $100. Valid from now until Valentines Day Febuary 14th which is usually one of our biggest sales.
Don't forget the largest sale of the year is in June at the International Opel Festival and Picnic Saturday June 24th in Perris California starting at noon. Our huge Sales Display will already be set up from the night before and will be first come first served. Come early and stay for the best deals. There will also be a raffle and give-a-ways and yummy catered food. Please RSVP earlier than later at 909-355-OPEL(6735) or at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Wrap Up Sunday January 29, 2017
Weekly Wrap Up Sunday January 29, 2017 Parts Cars
Hey Folks this weekly wrap up is all about Parts Cars.
The OU crew recently got a call about a freebie parts car with a garage full of parts donated free if we would just go to pick it up. We love this and it is definitely one of our main jobs to save as many cars and parts as we can from being permanently crushed out of existence. No matter how far away they are.
This time a nice, really old customer, from over 20 years ago, donated a really rare four door Opel. Yes we did say four doors. Not too many four door Opels around period, that is for sure, so we wanted to get this car out there while it is still all together, for photos.
We actually have about half a dozen Parts Cars that we have decided for one reason or another for us to make them major parts donation cars. We will make them available either for your future project or your own personal parts car so that your Opel may live.
These cars have some large body panels and even complete engine drive trains or interiors etc. You all know Opels Unlimited's Used Car prices are really good. What you may not know is that we have a great cross country transporter guy that can handle the whole process for you with a single payment. He has already moved over 60 cars for us, year after year with great success.
It's probably cheaper than you think. Anyhow feel free to call us anytime about transporting one of our cars right to your door anywhere in the US. And of course to the Ports for Over Seas shipment.
Anyhow we are going to show you pictures in detail of the four door car. Any parts are available from this now as well as the other models that we have for sale. We have to move these out soon so contact Todd directly at 909-355-(OPEL)6735.
Parting out prices are similar to Pick-a-Part. Some items that are more rare may be a little more money than that. Definitely lots of good parts available and good pictures on any of the following Parts Carts for Sale.
1972 Ascona/A Four door early bumper four speed car - $750 complete.
1967 /8 Opel Kadett Red Station Wagon. Complete. All good. Hit Driver front. $800
1974 Manta Body/Rolling Chasis original Mustard Yellow. $600
1970 Opel GT Gold Metallic Black Interior. Some dents. $800
1970 Opel GT front and rear clip, basic floor cut out already.$600
1974 Opel Wagon. Rolling Body with Air. 15 inch wheels. Other options. $800
1971 Opel GT Green Factory GM A/C complete. Luggage Rack. Options. $2,000
1970 Opel GT No title. Mostly there. Race car project? $700
1974 Opel Manta A. Blue. Good Body and Interior. Complete roller. No engine or trans. $850
1971 Opel Ascona Wagon. Complete Car. Used in Disney Movie I heart Vampires. Fair Shape. $850
1968 Opel Kadett Fastback 2 door. Solid body. Some body damage underhood. New parts included. $750
It is good to see you all taking advantage of the 5 and 10% off Sale. Just let us know what you need and we will get it right out to you.
We would love to entertain ideas for our next big sale. Email us at email@example.com or call us at 909-355-(OPEL)6735.
We are also looking for Volunteers to help us preserve the Tacoma Washington Show this July. Please contact us. Take Care and Happy Opeling.
Weekly Update Tuesday February 14, 2017
Weekly Wrap Up Tuesday February 14, 2017
Hello Everyone. The topic this week is the Washington Tacoma Show in July.
John Boespflug is retiring from the show and it is scheduled to end unless someone steps forward and volunteers to coordinate it.
Todd and Debbie are thinking of coordinating the Show and are now asking for volunteers in the Tacoma and Seattle area that can help us on July 22nd which does not conflict with Good Guys. We might also need help prior to the Show getting to word out etc.
Call us at 562-690-1051. We are looking forward to hearing from those of you who have a heart for this event that has been going on for so many years.
We already have one volunteer and are looing for someone who can do music PA and microphone announcements as well for the event. We need the DJ and the equipment. Also people to help put up flags, distribute info packs and ballots and raffle tickets. Help getting the Sales Display unpacked and priced so we can pay attention to what is happening during the event.
It would be nice to have 5 or 6 people who can help during the event. We can handle our Sales Display as we always do as it will be ready to go after Saturday June 24 and our event the International Opel Festival and Picnic.
We really would like to see this tradition continue after 20 plus years. Please let us know as soon as possible.
Weekly Update Sunday March 5, 2017
Weekly Update Sunday Match 5, 2017
The big news this week is about the Summer Show in Washington on July 22nd.
We have a Co-ordinator by the name of Linda Bliven and we are recruiting volunteers. The Show will be held in Snohomish, specifically at Clearview Nursery and Stone, 16918 State Route #9 SE, Snohomish, WA 98296.
There will be give-aways, awards and bbq food will be provided for all.
Of course we will be there with our famous Sales Display. We are looking forward to the event and are hopeful lots of people will come up to Snohomish and join us.
Remember the International Opel Festival and Picnic will be held in Perris, CA on Saturday June 22nd. Starting at 12 noon and going till 6 pm. Wonderful food, some bbq and some catered. A Huge Raffle, awards, games and lots of give-aways. We are anticipating a great turn out for our famous Sales Display and Hillbilly Dyno Engine Test Stand and of course the music Picnic Festival atmosphere we provide every year.
Todd has been struggling with Kidney Stones for the last 3 months. Numerous stones and bouts of extreme pain and as you can imagine no rest or sleep. It has been difficult to manage his projects and orders and things around the property. Doctors are being consulted and we are all hoping for some new results.
The Opels Unlimited Gang was at the Pomona Antique Auto Show and Swap Meet this weekend. It always a great show for us and we always meet new contacts for Todd's ventures. This event was a success. Back to work for Monday.
We have a customer coming down from San Francisco this week and we are looking forward to meeting with him and getting him set for his Manta project.
This coming weekend marks a very special meeting with our priority client on his restoration. We are ready to turn the car over to him for his next stage of body work and paint and interior. The car is going to be amazing. Todd is thrilled to be so close to completion on this project.
Lastly we are working on a new sale and will have updates next time. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy your next Winter Week with dreams of an upcoming Opel Spring!
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Weekly Update Sunday Match 12, 2017
Weekly Update Sunday March 12, 2017
We are preparing for an Over Stock Sale. Checking new Opel parts stock across the board. We are currently buying all new stock out of Europe right now. Our intention is to even out our inventory so we have every part available for the next year. Putting some of these things on sale now will help our buying power to add even more new products this year. We are currently working on half a dozen new things right now after having developed or added 130 new products over the past 2 years. Stay tuned for more new developments and more future sales.
Hope you all remembered to set your clocks ahead today. Spring is coming and thousands of purple flowers are blooming here at the property. Looks like 2017 is getting ready to open up for our International Opel Festival and Picnic Saturday June 24th in Perris, CA 909-355-OPEL(6735).
Now for the Sale. We have four categories for an easy read for our sale. Opel GT, Opel Manta / Ascona, Opel Kadett and Opel Motor Trans Brakes and Drive train.
OPEL GT SPECIFIC SALES ITEMS
Main door rubber where door shuts to body. Best production ever. Just minutes to install. Number one seller and best production sales for last two years. Over 1,500 feet sold. Just $19.95 per door and just $4.95 for lower rocker door sill bottom area.
Shifter Boot regularly $34.95, new fresh production thicker rubber and more even pleating on sale for $29.95
E Brake Boot regularly $28.95 on sale for $19.95
Shifter Boot over cover same material as rest of entire GT interior. Like most of cars in Germany and big shows etc. Quiets overall noise levels.New Addition. Regularly $34.95 on sale for $19.95.
Seat Cover original black soft leather like material all interior parts match each other and all of our new imported German material. Regularly $299 per seat on sale for $249 each.
Black Loop Carpet Kit complete set for entire car front to back, really superior construction and fit, far better than any competitor regularly $289 on sale for $249
Snap Flap vinyl spare tire cover with chrome snaps installed all new includes 2 inch top board strip, all vinyl covered and sewed up neat. Regularly $78,95 on sale $68,95
Hump Covers regularly $59.95 for matching set of two and now just $48.95
Lower Radiator Hose Opel GT very exact form fit nice thick rubber best new production yet. Regularly $29.95 on sale for $18.95
Underhood Rubber Bumpers set of 4 regularly $29.95 on sale $19.95
Factory Original Air Cleaner Element regularly $28.95 now on sale $9.95 each
Underhood Rubber Bumpers set of 4 regularly $34.95 on sale $24.95.
Ascona A 2 door coupe and Wagon Pop OUt Window Rubber regularly $48.95 now on sale $29.95 per side.
Factory Fuse Box Cover new from Germany. Very rare part always missing on everyones car. This keeps your feet from totaling the fuse box and kicking out the fuses and holders. Pretty important actually this part was always extremely hard to find. Now reproduced new one of our 130 new products. The nicest thing about this that Todd recommends big thumbs up is that the words for what each fuse does is seperately written inside the fust box cover making trouble shooting super duper easy without creating new problems. We have seen it go for $80 plus in the past on line now it is super easy obtainable for everyone regularly $29.95 now with our bulk buying power just $14.95.
Plastic spring loaded grab handle for Manta Ascona 1900 owners. This is the part you lift up to slide your seats forwards and backwards. With a special dealer biuy out we have some of these for now. Although they are good used they are in excellent condition and are currently going for just $20 each.
Also a separate treat for Manta Asc ona owners to close out this ssle - interior door pull handles as well as interior circular plastic covers for door pull handles. Exterior door handles with good chrome. Interior main door latch mechanisms. 3 piece heater control plastic knobs. Three prong blinker relays. Main speedometer or main left hand gauge with tank and temperature gauge complete. Even 3 brand new key blanks. All on sale for just $20 each right now. We know these are it items available only while supplies last.
Underhood Rubber Bumpers set of 4 regularly $34.95 on sale $24.95
Lower Radiator Hose Kadett 1900 very exact form fit nice thick rubber best new production yet. Regularly $29.95 on sale for $18.95.
Rear Side Quarter Window Pop Out Window Rubber. Nice small compact best design ever two raised lips on both edges. You can install it professionally in minutes. Perfect fit product. Specify Rallye Fast Back Knotch Back or Wagon. Also fits L series any Kadett B model. Regularly up to $49.95 each now on sale $29.95 a side.
OPEL MOTOR TRANS BRAKES AND DRIVE LINE
Rear Wheel Cylinders complete new wheel cylinders. All new parts assembled already just bolt in and go. Even includes 1.1 cars front and rear for dcrum brakes. Regularly $39.95 each on sale $28.95 each.
Rear Brake Shoes. Set of Four no core exchange necessary. Your choice early or late all 1900 engine, even 1.1 engine, most all models specify year regularly $59.95 and on sale %48.95 complete set of four.
Front Brake Pads all models anything GT even 75 big brakes all Manta Ascona and Kadett. High quality, non riveted good stuff. High end brakes up to $59.95 all models now on sale for $29.95 for complete set of four.
Calipers. Opel GT fits all. Opel Kadett upgrade Calipers. Your choice all 48 mil. standard original calipers. New rebuilt complete assembled regularly $99 to $129 all on sale for just $89.95 each with no core or exchange necessary.
Rubber brake lines all GT and 1900 Kadett. Even Manta Ascona. Specify year. These are a much improved design with a larger diameter inside that you can quite frankly see daylight through. Not even like the thin skinny ones that collapse in the center and have no flow. Much improved performance over stock and they work really great of course adding to all of our speciality exclusive largest diameter master cylinders. Regularly up to $38.95 and on sale $19.95 each.
Opel 1.1 engine owners special sale. Your choice head gasket, valve cover gasket, intake gasket, exhaust gasket, ignition condenser, basic carb kits, early lower ball joints, o ring kits for carb base, water pump gaskets, many others up to $59.95 each on sale onw for just $9.95 each limit of 2 on each item but you can request 2 pieces for each item.
Opel 1900 or 1100 Clutch and Pressure Plate sets no core or exchanges necessary. Regularly $199.95 on sale for $149.95. Your choice all years 1966 to 1979.
Opel 1900 4 speed Transmission Gasket set. 3 piece includes sought after thick pan gasket as well as front main gasket too. A great thing for you to have in stock. Now while they last. Regularly $36.95 on sale for $19.95.
Opel 1900 engine fits all Heavy Duty nice iron throw out bearing. Often referred to as the 2 pounder. Really superior design always sought after. Regularly $59.95 and up now on sale at $48.95. Especially good idea for any big engine 1900 rebuild or 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 etc.
This sale starts today and goes for just a little a bit of time and ends April 30th. It is mostly all new parts so we will not likely put out another new parts sale until the Spring and Summer starts to ramp up in May June and July for the maiin three Opel events in the country.
For any additional information please call 909-355-OPEL(6735) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OU has a secret. Thursday March 23, 2017
OU has a secret. Thursday March 23, 2017
Opels Unlimited has a secret. This is why we did not do a Weekly Wrap Up on Sunday. It's a big new project and we are all thrilled.
Can't give you too many details as yet but the end result will be lots of new good used and even factory NOS parts for all of our customers. Many trucks and trailer loads. We even had to rent an extra U-Haul vehicle to assist at the same time. This will take a little while to sort out. We will keep you posted as we progress.
This is great news for Opels Unlimited and for our customers. We look forward to future announcements.
Secret Company Buy Out Progress Monday March 27, 2017
Secret Company Buy Out Progress Monday March 27, 2017
Hey folks, getting ready for another big moving project again this week. So now we are into the next phase. We will be moving engines, transmissions, lots of brake calipers, nine starters, 26 alternators, you get the idea.
More pieces of glass. At least 50+ more items here alone. Looks like the yield is almost 100% for Opel GT, Opel Manta A and Opel Kadett B.
We are trying to clear the main interior building first. There are lots and lots of open shelves. As promised we will start feeding you guys pictures. We will get out as many pictures as we can in this Update.
We still cannot reveal name and specifics as we are still transferring parts inventory and ownership mailing lists, invoices etc.
If there is anything you see that is on your special Want List, tell us right now, so we can make you a package deal on your favorite Want List items. Your best bet is to do it right now while we have it in our hands before it gets grafted into the massive Opels Unlimited inventory. We are getting this out to about 650 people as we speak. Once we pack this away after the fact, that will be that.
For instance the inventory for Opels Parts and Service, Cheasapeake, VA a 27 year old Opel company, has been packed away here at OU for more than 15+ years now. Just in the last year alone we have started to unpack the new and NOS parts inventory and it is just now currently feeding the new NOS parts requests for our current customers very well over the last year or two.
We have established that this collection is approximately 20 years of inventory. With this incoming cache this boosts Opels Unlimited collections to 280+ years of peoples lives companies and collections.
We are so proud of our inventory all these years to still be able to pull off all the parts requests both new and used on a daily basis. Here is your first chance at a brand new invetory while it is being pulled from the shelves. This is a great thing that has never happened before unless you count being active in the Opel Enthusiast Club back in the day and receiving our newest VHS fun video in the mail each year.
We made it to fun Video #14 and then VHS stopped being a means of current media production. It has taken us a while to modernize a current production of these old famous videos.
We are happy to announce that we have current video productions for our famous #9#9#9 as well as our famous Tech Video #13 shot live in Carlisle PA showing everyone how to service and work on their cars themselves. There is even a special remake for #12 for old loyal Opel customers. Definitely showing a more relaxed era when Opels Unlimited used to buy Opel companies out across the Nation on a regular basis.
Nowadays it is not often that we pick up a big stash and variety of Opel parts all at once. We will continue to let you all in on this first hand as things progress. Soon there will be rim and tire combinations as we move forward, moving out this company. One of the things slated for this next week is pulling off rims and tires from complete rear ends and front ends already removed from stripped vehicles.
An interesting way to purchase these parts. This should be entertaining for everyone over the next few weeks.
Todd is still dealing with Kidney Stones and doctors so our Spring and Summer travels will have to evaluated more closely.
One thing we can be sure of is that Todd, Debbie and Tammy, the Opel Enthusiast Club and Opels Unlimited will be hosting the International Opel Festival and Picnic on Saturday June 24 th.
If you have any wants needs desires, do you want us to bring any parts so that you can pick them up in person so you can get free shipping for showing up on the day of the event. Another option is to bring us parts you want to sell as well as possibly even reviewing and obtaining some of these great new parts from this buy out.
Our intention is to have everything done over and finished at least a month before our event so we can devote 100% of our time effort and energy as well as all the food music and entertainment to all our fellow Opel Nuts on that day.
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