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    German Mid-life Crisis

    Hi,
    Name is Ed. Recently bought a 73 Opel. It came out of Louisville,Ky. Always wanted one (since 76 when a bud of mine in the Marines had a beautiful little 70 GT). Have owned a lot of cars... 56 chevys, 56 ford pickups,40 Cadillac LaSalle, 56 Cadillac ,69 Cadillac convertible, 64 Triumph tr4, MG midgets...but never owned what my heart yearned for , a GT! FINALLY, I got one. I bought sight unseen and it does have some rust issues but thanks to this forum and a couple of great guys on here(shotout to Gene and Nick) , I am going to be able to remedy this.

    This forum has been really valuable in getting parts and info to get me on the right track. The information is incomparable and I spend most of my free time on here LEARNING.

    Back to my mid-life crisis. Recently I bought a 76 VW Westfalia(camper), A 74 BMW 2002 and of course my little 73OPEL. My wife pointed out that all three were german born. I had not paid any attention .Probably need to lay off the Becks beer for a whileSeriously, this is the best forum I have been on.Thank you.

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    welcome to the site

    those german car do creep up on you
    An Eagle may fly high but a Weasel doesnt get sucked into a jet engine.

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    Welcome Ed to the site
    We Germans have a way to get under your skin.
    Causing serious problems ie opelitis and with no cure.
    The doctors are working over time BUT its not looking good.
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    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war"

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    You can run, but you can't hide

    I think I'm sharing the same mid-life crisis, Ed. I started out with British cars when I was a teen, owned MG's, Triumphs, even a jag. Now, somehow, unplanned, I find myself on the other side of 40 with an Opel GT, an 82 BMW 320i, and an '87 Porsche 928. And no British cars! (just sold the last one, a GT6 last year)
    I don't know how they do it, but the German cars infect you...or maybe I should blame my brother, he's had a whole parade of 2002's

    Cheers,

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    So it's not just me...

    My 1st ride was a '68 Kadett L wagon, and I've never looked back. My current Deutschland collection includes (all in use) a '67 Kadett L Kiemen Coupe, a '73 BMW R75/5 and '81 R100RS motorcycles, 3 GTs, a '75 Ascona and an '03 VW TDI Jetta wagon. The beautiful '81 Mercedes 240D went with the ex-wife but it shows up at my place occasionally for maintenance. The neighbors think I'm running a European repair shop.

    -Kurt
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    It is not just cars

    Opelitis will morph into other aspects of your life. I ended up buying a used english seat saddle about 10 years ago and it turned out to be German made!! I then bought a Saab, but its roots are from, yeah, you guessed it, Germany!! Opelitis is relentless
    1972 Opel GT, Owner since 1983
    2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0 Turbo V6 Weeeeeeeeeee!!!
    1973 GT, Parted out, R.I.P.
    1968 Kadett, Owner since 2006, Sold, 28 June 2008

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