Differences are minor.
Rear side windows open out on the 73 and are fixed on the 69
Backup light on the 73 is built into the tail lights. Seperate light in the center on the 69
I'm not positive but I think the 69 may have had a split front bumper
The wheels are also different between the years.
There are several interior differences also.
Different Rear Axles, Bearings are NLA for the 69.
73 Round indicator light on the dash, 69 are rectangular.
69 has a hinged ashtray, 73 slides.
69 highbeams switch is a buttom on the stock, 73 the stock is pulled tward the driver.
73 has side impact reinforcements in the doors, 69 does not.
There are differences in the wiring diagrams and the number of microswitches in the headlights.
The shape of the headlight lever was different for 69.
73 has an indentation for the lisence plate, 69 does not.
I believe there were differneces in the seatbelts.
There were some minor differnces in the design of the front suspension bushings.
Potentially there were differences in the emmisions systems, but I have never verified this.
The backup switch mounts externally on the 69 manual, in is inserted in the case of the 73.
The mounting location of the speedo drive gear are different for 69 and 73.
The 69 Speedo cable has a right angle adapter where the 73 does not.
Syncros and transmission internals are different between the years.
Transmission Mounts may be different, can't remember off the top of my head when the change occured.
There are other differences that I can't recall at the moment.
Hi guys I am buying this 1969 opel gt. I think the original color is silver but I am not sure. It has a red interior and an automatic transmission. Does anyone know about how many of them were made? Even an estimate works. I am hopeing to get this gt in a week, I will post pics and videos of it...
I know some past threads have touched on this connection between the Body Unit Number stamped into the sheet metal near the radiator and the VIN numbers on our GTs but I could not find one that fit my interest in this so here goes.
In a recent flyer from OGTS Gil made mention of a early 69 GT...
I’m sure most of you have seen the original ‘experimental’ GT::yup: with his super flat nose and square headlights, here are some detail photo’s, notice the difference in front and back suspension. And what about the interior:)
First time owner of a GT though my dad had one when i was a kid.
Was looking at all the awesome guages and switches when i noticed this pedal. Though it was hi/lo headlights but i think my turn signal pulls for that, not sure.
Whats the mysterious pedal which im sure you all know what it is.