Hey Opelers. I've been a member for little while now. I joined up after looking around for a GT to buy for myself and not having much luck. I sold my last of the 3 GTs I've owned in 88 before I moved from Missouri ( Arnold ) to New Jersey ( Flemington ). I've been in NJ for about 15 years now, went through a Chevy stage, which are still my favorite US cars, but now I am hot on the trail of another GT. I want style, performance and economy from my next project. Most of the GT's I've seen on the east coast are so rusty or so expensive, I am not interested in starting my GT project like that. All I really want to start with is a good body. I do good body work but I don't want to piece a GT together. I am thinking about having USA Opel find one for me but they are so far away, and then to transport back to the east is not easy or cheap! Any comments about USA Opel? The parts seem so readily available now compared to the 80's when I owned my GTs. Let's all thank Gore for the internet and the new, easy way to get parts now! LOL ( political humor ) Seriously though, parts are pretty easy to get now, right? I haven't gotten another GT yet, but it seems like just about anything I would need would be available. I sure hope so. Does anybody know of a club on the east coast for the Opel? I also wonder which year is the best to get. I had a 73, a 71, and a 70. I thought I wanted a 69-71 because of the higher compression engines and solid lifter cam. I had trouble with the hydraulic lifters on the 73 wiping out lobes on the cam. Any suggestions there? I read on one of the forums here that only 72-73's had the pop out quarter windows. Can the 69-71 GTs have the later years windows installed on them? Anybody know of a good starter GT within a few hundres miles from here? Well, That's about all I have to say except , in case you didn't guess, my name is Jim Branham. Thanks and Happy Opeling!