My name is Shane and I own a 1972 GT with 77,000 miles. My GT has been somewhat modified in that it has side skirts, fiberglass bellypan with air dam, supra style spoiler, clear lenses all the way around , matching front/rear german tags and a bunch of other stuff too many to name. It has certainly been an experience with this car as it has tested my patience, religion , finances, and my physical ability as well (climbing in the back end to work on the gas tank and to find the countless dropped wrenches and bolts). Well needless to say it was not in this shape when I bought it but I got really lucky, I just did some minor stuff to the engine and she started right up after 15 years of sitting around. The body I was not so lucky with as tree branch had fallen across the back and dented it up somewhat. Now I'm just waiting for new paint and rims and she will be ready to travel. All in all, though it has been worthwhile, especially when a bunch of kids pull up beside and ask what is it and what a cool car it is. There arent many of us out there and we should do everything we can to promote the brand and generate interest in the Opels. I also wanted to say if there are any fellow Opelers here in the Mid-South it would be good to hear from you. Well bye for now.
Happy Opeling to everyone