1972 Opel GT Fireglow Orange
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    1972 Opel GT Fireglow Orange

    CAR IS SOLD

    Hello everyone,

    For sale is my 1972 Opel GT (VIN 772827616) in fireglow orange. It has the 1.9L engine with the manual transmission. The car has currently 84,730 miles.

    Car is located in Ann Arbor, MI (I meant to add that to the title, but forgot, and can't seem to be able to edit it anymore... my bad)

    I unfortunately need space in the garage to work on something else.

    I am technically the 3rd owner, but the 2nd owner bought the car VERY early in its life (a few months from new from what I remember) and had it until I bought it from him in November 2014.

    The exterior of the car is in good condition for its age. I’ve provided close-up photos of imperfections.

    The interior is very clean overall. Seats, dash, headliner and carpet are all in very good condition. The car has three points driver and passenger seat belts. The clock is inoperable. The car will be sold with brand new oil temp and voltmeter gauges from OGTS which can be installed in place of the original clock by the new owner.

    The car has brand new TR Motorsport C1 wheels (30mm offset I believe – no spacers on the car), with brand new Dunlop Direzza DZ102 tires (205/50R-15) – Less than 100 miles on the wheels and tires.

    The following work was done two months ago to get the car ready for sale:
    - Full big brake package from OGTS (Rotors, calipers, pads, braided steel brake hoses)
    - New Weber 32/36 carburetor with electric choke
    - New water pump
    - Torque tube assembly service (new torque tube “donut”, upper and lower stops, side bushings, bearing, pinion seal, etc… all from OGTS)
    - Engine and differential oil change
    - Dwell and timing check
    - Reconditioned passenger side headlight mechanism from Opels Unlimited.
    - Rewired the headlights and fog lights – bypassed the microswitch and added two toggle switches underneath the dash (see pictures) – low/high beam switch still working as intended. Both headlights mechanisms work perfectly now.

    I have also an additional pair of stock trailing arms (with poly bushings) that will be sold with the car.

    Car runs and drives great.

    Price is 6,000 OBO.

    Thank you
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    Last edited by Bendoe; 08-19-2019 at 11:51 AM. Reason: Added location of the car

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    Additional pictures
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    Some final pictures
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    I sent you a pm and interested in purchasing. I'm next door on the other side of the lake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjheinz2 View Post
    I sent you a pm and interested in purchasing. I'm next door on the other side of the lake...
    PM replied

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    Condition of dash pad? Interested
    Check out our Opel restorations at
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelspyder View Post
    Condition of dash pad? Interested
    Attached are some pictures of what the dash looks like underneath the cover

    The cover was installed by the previous owner to prevent future damages.
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    That's a very nice car, to bad you have to get rid of it. If I lived closer, I would be interested in buying it from you. That is a very reasonable offer.
    You shouldn't have any trouble selling it. Good luck.
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpre View Post
    That's a very nice car, to bad you have to get rid of it. If I lived closer, I would be interested in buying it from you. That is a very reasonable offer.
    You shouldn't have any trouble selling it. Good luck.
    Dan
    Thank you Dan!

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    The underfloor, engine bay, wheel wells have had rust proofing done by the previous owner. The car is not rust free, there is a little bit of rust here and there (it would not be $6,000 if it was rust free ) but for a car that lived all its life in Michigan, she is not in bad shape at all.

    Attached are pictures of the belly pan, the underfloor (where you can see some of the rust proofing pealing off and showing the original orange paint) and one of the original carpet (the previous pictures had the floor mats in them)

    The only two holes in the belly pan are the drainage holes!
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    One last thing,

    Car will be sold with:
    - additional 32/36 weber (I believe the accelerator pump is broken but not sure)
    - additional drum brake shoes
    - Oil temp and voltmeter gauge (as mentioned in the original post)
    - additional pair of trailing arms (as mentioned in the original post)
    - Car cover
    - About 30yrs worth of GT news and Opel Blitz magazine
    - miscellaneous parts (headlights buckets, headlights wiring, oil filter, driver and passenger throttle grommets. etc..)
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    Very nice, honest presentation of a driver car loaded with potential. Agree that somebody is going to get a heck of a deal here. Reminds me much of my own car, an original california car with 40 years worth of dings and dents and the odd speck of small rust here or there. Good luck with the sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNotigan View Post
    Very nice, honest presentation of a driver car loaded with potential. Agree that somebody is going to get a heck of a deal here. Reminds me much of my own car, an original california car with 40 years worth of dings and dents and the odd speck of small rust here or there. Good luck with the sale!
    Thank you sir!

    For everybody's awareness, I posted the car on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace as well.

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    Any car dealers here?

    Is there anyone in this group that sells Opels on a commission basis?

    I have tried to sell mine without success on Craigslist and even here a few years ago. I would prefer to have someone sell it for me and take a commission, rather than deal with haters directly.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERNIE_VEGAS View Post
    Is there anyone in this group that sells Opels on a commission basis?

    I have tried to sell mine without success on Craigslist and even here a few years ago. I would prefer to have someone sell it for me and take a commission, rather than deal with haters directly.

    Any ideas?
    Yeah selling a car is not fun. I already had a few emails for weirdos in less than 2 days

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    Hi, I replied to you on Craigslist but I dunno if the email is right, so I'm replying to this thread here. Is the car still for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0nahhh View Post
    Hi, I replied to you on Craigslist but I dunno if the email is right, so I'm replying to this thread here. Is the car still for sale?
    Hi

    Yeah I just saw your email from Craigslist. As mentioned in my reply, someone saw the car Thursday and he is supposed to pick it up tomorrow. I will let you know if it falls through.

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    The car is sold

    Thank you all!

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