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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Opel
Model
Targa GT
Color
Porsche Guards Red
Packages
2.4L 5-Speed 4-whl Disk, EFI
History
Purchased in 1991. The GT underwent a 3 year restification, debuting in '94 at the OMC Picnic.
Currently, the GT has just over 21K trouble-free miles.
The longest trip was in '09 when we drove 1800 miles round trip from Nor-Cal to Mt. Rainier and the Opel Club of WA show.
Last shown at the Concorso Italiano in August '11 in Monterey, CA..
1973 Opel Targa GT (Porsche Guards Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
2.4L, EFI, English 2.0 side tube ex-manifold, German super-capacity radiator w/ external pressure tank. Remote oil cooler, filter and thermostat.Thermostatically controlled supplemental pusher fan. Latest changes include a restored 2.4L valve cover and powder coated brackets.
Interior
Hampton Bone interior with a recovered dash, Fiero seats, GT/J arm rests, reverse color gauges and volt / oil temperature gauge in place of the clock. Last addition was new carpet (after 15 yrs.) and new reproduction stainless steel door sills.
Exterior
Lenk body kit, w/ Targa conversion. HRE wheels, all new chrome, lights and H4 conversion. The rear side markers were smoothed for the Euro-look. Latest addition is a hand fabricated Targa wind deflector.
Audio
Sony X-plod head unit, remote CD changer and Boston Acoustics speakers. IPod interface added 2011.
Suspension
1-1/2" lower front spring, Bilstein shocks, 1" frt. & 3/4" rear sway bars, poly bushings throughout.
Cross-drilled front big brake rotors and calipers w/ EBC gree-stuff pads and stainless steel lines.
Rear brakes are Straus disks with ATE calipers and EBC pads and stainless steel lines. Latest additions a Big-Bore OGTS master cylinder (works great the w/ rear disks). Need to install the big booster next!!!
Wheel and Tire
HRE 3-piece light weight forged wheels 15x8
Yokahama 205 50 frt & 225 50 rear tires.

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