That is Ron Jacque's Opel GT. He has mused about selling this past year, but it appears he is now serious. IIRC, it is a Charles Goin 2.7 CIH, and has a lot of impressive modifications.
With you project were you going to keep the Vw engine? It would be kind of like a Bradley GT!I give kudo's to people that do all of these type of modifications. It becomes a very "personal thing" and very difficult sometimes to get a return on your investment because it is a "personal thing". There is an insane amount of work involved for some of these engine modifications. I started but then traded a project that I wish I would have finished. The wheel base on a GT and a VW Bug Sedan are the same. Even the center tubes are similar. I mounted a GT body on a VW Bug base, but then traded it for a truck I wanted. Never tried another one, but always think about that project and how it would have came out. Nice modified GT, the seller should do well. I wish him the best.
Yes I had a type 4 2.0L in it out of a Porsche 914. I have a Bradley GT 2 in my garage now. Talk about a PITA to work on. It was a factory build by Bradley Automotive and needs a total restoration. Several PO mods are ticking me off as well as some really dumb engineering back in the 80's. Having a ton of WTF moments, and even more, "I'll get that off later" events.With you project were you going to keep the Vw engine? It would be kind of like a Bradley GT!
It's down to the fingernail biting time. I had to miss this part of my auction, but it looked to be very exciting. I think he will do well.Interesting car. For the most part tastefully updated.
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You are right. Heck the driveline probably almost cost that much!12K is way to cheap for this well sorted car.
I think part of the problem was that it is in Canada. A lot of people didn't want to deal with shipping.Wow, 12,500.00 makes you wonder what kind of issues did this GT have, I mean based on the engine and transmission, etc and the fact that it just looks so good I was thinking 20+. What am I missing.....
My grandpa and I really liked the look of the car and the rear spoiler. But maybe not everybody likes those improvements.This car sold for $12,500. A bargain for this car. A 2.7 CIH? I wonder if the fact it is in Canada was a detriment due to issues with importation to the US? Other similar cars recently sold for much more money. Maybe the customization was a factor? Anytime you customize a car, you narrow down the appeal of it to some degree. View attachment 449344