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    CoolMy new Opel!!!

    Hi everyone!! I am way too excited!!! My hubby came home last week with the greatest news. He asked me if I knew what an Opel GT was!!! Oh Yeah!!! knowing him the way I do I just knew he had bought one or was thinking about it.... yeah!!!! We haven't picked it up yet..... I haven't even seen it... but it it ours. He dosen't know what year ( I guess a 73) but it is all there, no rust, and was running when parked 8 years ago. So will need some work. (and as far as I'm concerned a change in color, orange car and a redhead does not go together). I'm sure you will be hearing plenty from me this summer as we restore this car!!!
    Thanks for even being here!!

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    QuestionHow do I tell???

    OK, the guy we are getting it from isn't sure what year it is. How can I tell?? The tail light lens say 1968 on three of them and if that has any meaning.
    Thanks ya'll.

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    unfortunatly not, they are interchangeable throughout the years. (whoa alot of prefixes and suffixes there!)

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    The year may be on a vin plate mounted under the hood on the pass. side of the car. Or on the drivers side door pillar. I think the '70 and later have a sunken area beneath the rear license plate.

    Better yet... give us some pics of your new car.
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    I know I need to get photos. I need to get it home!!! Going crazy not knowing anything about it!!

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    One clue right off, that will at least tell you whether it's a 69-71 or a 72-73 is if it has tip-out 1/4 windows. If it does, it's at least a 72, if not, it's a 71 or older. Start there.

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    Talking

    Thanks! That's a good start. Can anyone tell me what year is the most sought after and what is the differences between each year??

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    '68 is the most sought after year.
    Look at http://www.opel-na.com in the tech section.

    -Travis

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    Hey, thanks Travis!!! That is some of the best info I have read on identifing whats what!

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    One more, (of many, I'm sure) question. What does GT stand for if anything?

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    best year

    the best years to get i think are 72's and 73's due to the amount of parts availble for these years and the improvments they had made on the 72's was the best year to get because they had it just right 73 they changed some stuff which of couarse adds more bugs to work out. i have two 72's one driver and one parts car.

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    The guy we are getting it from, well it is his mom, has 4. I don't know about the condition of the others, but maybe we should check into getting one for a parts car.

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    gt parts car

    its always good to have a car u can canobilize when needed

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    Originally posted by muddogg
    One more, (of many, I'm sure) question. What does GT stand for if anything?
    Gran Turismo.

    The best years are '68-'70. If you get a 72 or later you will need a parts car.
    ... just kidding, any year of this now rare French built Grand Touring is a joy to own and fun to drive.
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    yah

    i gotta go with that any opel gt is a good gt.

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    Even with parts available, its a good idea to get to know the really nice guys at gtsource, since they have saved me in a couple of binds. You may also want to find other retailers of NOS stuff, since being thirty some years old and depending on condition, there will be a few things due for replacement. From everything I have read, the 72 has the least problems (on a textbook basis) but my 73 isnt too bad either. Best of luck on your restoration!

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    I think GT stands for Grand Touring, that is what I was told.

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    i've been told grand touring and gran turismo....they both mean the exact same thing. gran turismo translated to english means grand tourings......
    previousely owned 8 GTs and 1 manta.

    currently own

    92 25th anniversary Z28. Ttop, leather, 370CI LSx T56 swap
    407 RWHP, 391 RWTQ, 11.74 @ 121

    67 chevy sportvan deluxe....next in line.

    73 chevy K-10- plow truck

    71 GT, 1.9 4speed

    2007 chevy silverado 1500, crewcab, loaded, Canadian limited edition GFX package Daily driver

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