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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Opel
Model
GT
Color
Red
Packages
Rear window Defrost
History
This car was purchased to be a "driver" while I restored my 70 GT...the original "Spare Change". I actually took the money I had saved towards the 70 restore to purchase the car. I then stole the name from the 70 for the 73 and renamed the 70 "Back Burner". The 73 is SO much better of a candidate for a restore, that the 70 is now named "Spare Parts" and not worthy of it's own garage, but will help complete the 73.
1973 Opel GT (Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Only change here is a Weber with a unique PCV connection to the air filter housing(bought the car with this already done).
Interior
Have not done much with this, as of yet. It is marginally presentable. I have plans for a moderate rework with a different A/C concept and rear deck work. The front will get restored mostly original.
Exterior
Through the winter, it will be stealing, yet again, from "Spare Parts" the RX7 power mirrors, the Celica GTS rear wing spoiler, and the pliable airdam, cut down to a lip spoiler(2" ground clearance is not wise for roads in my area).Not positive about the "Dual Nostrils" yet...we shall see when the actual stripdown happens(I don't see that for a few more years of driving). I will update the pictures as I change parts to "Spare Change"( Pictures Updated).
Audio
Currently N/A. At this point in time, the gauges staying where they are supposed to be is entertaining!
Suspension
Replaced rear coil springs with new Stock ones.
Wheel and Tire
I have just changed to a staggered set of Enkei BigEnd Rodders. 15x7 up front with 205/50 R15's, and in the back I have 15x8 with 225/50 15's. Both pairs are +20 offset.

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