I give up! I posted earlier in a parts tread that I was contacted by the brother of an Opel owner. The owner had passed away and left 3 GT's in his garage and he was trying to figure out how to sell them. I cannot find those posts now so here is a new thread!
It seems that I had contacted the owner earlier (through the forum?) and went to see the cars (it would have been a couple of years ago) and he had put my name and phone number in his address book. The brother found it with an "Opel GT" notation and called me. I was not at home (in So Calif for Christmas) and lost the info I scribbled down. My brain started to work again yesterday (don't worry, it for a short period only and no harm was done!) and I checked my "recent calls" on the phone and reconnected. The surname was Klein and he lives in the Phoenix, AZ area if anyone knows a member by that name. After talking to the brother, I got a very short description of the vehicles, but he admits that he knows very little for sure as the cars are "in the back of a very cluttered garage". What he does know is that there are 3GT's there. The "yellow" one is the best and the engine is good but he thinks it might need some transmission work. The "orange" car has a good transmission but no engine. The "third car" he thinks has both engine and trans but is the worst of the 3 overall "not in good shape" so doesn't know the condition of those mechanicals. I told him that I remembered going to a home where I talked to the owner and described what I could remember about the location. The brother then gave me an address that fit that description so I did see the "collection" a couple of years ago. IIRC, I thought there was "most" of what was required to make 2 cars of the 3 (which may have been the goal). The brother thinks that $3000 for the whole package is the right pricing area. I volunteered to take some pics and post a description (or give him the info so he could do the same). He says that the cars are pretty much "inaccessible" right now and he will try to move some stuff then let me know. Timing TBD but I will stay in contact with him and try to find this thread again when I know more.
Completely different subject, but next week is "Auction Week" here in Scottsdale. A couple of weeks ago, there was a thread (or posts in a different thread) about the Volvo P1800 and I had seen one outside my hospital a few days earlier so I posted to that. I cannot find that thread either so will add to this one. Bonhams has some really nice cars ($1+ million type cars) but they also have a P1800 and an MGA on the docket. Both are "No Reserve" and the MGA is expected to bring $30,000 to $40,000 and the Volvo $60,000 to $80,000! I always considered the 1800S (NOT the station wagon version!) as an "upscale" GT but, even considering the total production of less than 40,000 (not including the ES) those kind of numbers are beyond the wildest dreams of any GT owner! The MGA production was just over 101,000 (counting all models) so it is on a par with the GT but I have never heard of a $30,000 SALE for our cars!
Have a nice day! -- Doug