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    Opels of Note

    Home sick today so I was pondering......
    Where have some of the infamous Opels ended up such as:
    1) Car and Driver's -J Edgar Opel
    2) Car and Driver's- Ascona Turbo project car "Opel Under Pressure" article ( I think that one was actually featured in another upgrade issue)
    3) last car GT to have been imported in 1973 (I was told by a Buick motor division manager that my 73 GT was one of the the last six into the US...who knows?)
    4) Blaine Shieds Franken-Opel. A real wolf in sheep's clothing (no paint but recaros, twin webbers, 5 speed, nitros, and a really cool "James Bond type" trap door in the rear panel that would open up to shine a headlight beam rearward towards would-be tailgaters
    Blaine is also a talented artist who has created many drawings we have on Opel T-shirts
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    1973 Ascona 4-door 2.2 5-speed A/C
    1974 Manta, 1.9 Auto A/C
    1975 Sportwagon 1.9 FI 4-speed A/C
    1975 Fiat X19

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    We need a list, by month maybe, to compare import dates to vin #s to find out when our toys were born.

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    1) Rumored to be on Long Island
    2) In the hands of "Craig from Long Island". He brought it to Carlisle one year.
    https://opelgt.com/photos/showphoto.p...me/all/way/asc Craig is supposed to be moving to AZ soon.

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    The Gold GT from Get Smart is in CT somewhere the owner came to Carlilse one year and promised to bring it.. never has. Said it was in rough shape as most Hollywood cars can be.. repainted many times for different movies, etc..

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    My GT ('70 Strato Blue) was originally owned by MGM Studios and driven by Debbie Reynolds. Not sure if it was used in any movies though- maybe someone will remember seeing it in one at sometime or another. I still have the original Bill of Sale somewhere that states "MGM Studios" as the owner... I would have been skeptical of the story otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azopelnut View Post
    Home sick today so I was pondering......
    Where have some of the infamous Opels ended up such as:
    1) Car and Driver's -J Edgar Opel
    2) Car and Driver's- Ascona Turbo project car "Opel Under Pressure" article ( I think that one was actually featured in another upgrade issue)
    3) last car GT to have been imported in 1973 (I was told by a Buick motor division manager that my 73 GT was one of the the last six into the US...who knows?)
    4) Blaine Shieds Franken-Opel. A real wolf in sheep's clothing (no paint but recaros, twin webbers, 5 speed, nitros, and a really cool "James Bond type" trap door in the rear panel that would open up to shine a headlight beam rearward towards would-be tailgaters
    Blaine is also a talented artist who has created many drawings we have on Opel T-shirts
    Boy I am getting old! I sent this out 6 years ago.....still wonder ...where are these cars
    How about Maxwell Smart's GT? I think Craig Roberts has #2...anyone know the whereabouts of the rest??
    btw
    In Jessica Savitch's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Savitch
    book Almost Golden she mentions her Opel Kadett
    Last edited by azopelnut; 08-07-2011 at 08:24 PM.
    Paul "azopelnut" Heebink
    1956 Studebaker Power Hawk 259 V8
    1970 GT 12A-Rotary 5-speed
    1972 GT 2.0, 5-speed
    1973 GT #1, 1.9 4-speed
    1973 GT #2, 1.9 4-speed
    1973 Ascona 4-door 2.2 5-speed A/C
    1974 Manta, 1.9 Auto A/C
    1975 Sportwagon 1.9 FI 4-speed A/C
    1975 Fiat X19

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