I'm Craig Daniel from Odessa, Tx (yeah FNL and all that). My first Opel was a 71 GT purchased in 1979. Got engaged and married (yeah we took a honeymoon to Riudoso NM in December of 79, someday I'll write a story about driving up to Monjeau lookout with snow chains on the Opel) somehow the two seater wasn't going to work with kids so it was sold in 1982 :(
But last year my loving wife saw a man putting an Opel GT for sale on a street corner, and knowing I was pining for another called me up :)
It turned out to be an orange 73 GT which was a two owner vehicle which had been in garage storage for 15 years, had 57k miles, and very little body rust (lots in the front end however). Needless to say I snapped it up in a heartbeat without haggling (probably paid about 1K too much). I have been dealing with leaky seals, rotten rubber, and a carb in need of rebuilding ever since. When I get to my other computer I'll post some pics.
I'm really glad to have found this site, I have always known Opel lovers are cool people, but a quick perusal of this site confirmed it.
I was wondering if anyone could point me to a thread regarding wheel options for the GT, I really like the 15" custom mags at OpelGTsource but choked on the price :eek: , especially since I decided to replace my leaky solex with a weber during the same shopping spree.