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My ol'man has a white 73' Opel GT (4spd manual) w/ 25K originally miles on the OD. He's interested in selling the car and of course volunteered me to put it up for sale. But he doesn't want to sell the car to some john doe on the street. He prefer it goes to another Opel owner who will show the car some TLC.

I used the search function and looked over the Opel price guide available on this forum but I really want personal opinions. I will post pics of the car as soon as the ol'man pulls the car out of the garage and washes/waxes it.

The car is in great condition. It's been garaged. I remeber several years ago when I was 14yrs old my Dad entered the car into a Opel car show (Tacoma, Washington) and placed 2nd place behind some young guy who had a suped up Opel GT (late model).

The paint has shown some fading and some minor body work will be needed. The engine is completely clean. My Dad had some of the parts chromed out(valve cover and other engine parts). No apparent signs of rust. Everything is pretty much OEM except for the wheels & tires. The ol'man has some really old school American Racing rims and brand new BFGoodrich tires.

Remembering riding in it the car had a nice rumble to it.

I will provide all the needed info such as VIN# and pics of the car as soon as possible.

Any idea what this car will go for?
 

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I post with a little reluctance. I like these little cars very much and I would like to own another one. That said, I often hear what my brother said years ago in my mind." I can't price something you own!" Now I have a very different pricing scheme so... let me throw it out and then others can trounce on it as they please.

It's already been said on this board a new GT back in the day, would cost you $3300.00. Adjusting for inflation which also was commented as being a multiplier of 3 here's my estimation. Now this takes into account what you have already said about the car.


$9900.00

Now we start subtracting :( -$1000.00 Off the lot deprecation. Every body talks about it, I believe in it. -$1000.00 replacement of all seals. Think about it, the car is 33 years old. My current pleasure car is only 20 years old and the seals leak on it and it's been garaged all but the first couple of years I owned it. Seals dry out over time and if the car hasn't had a Carb conversion it's probably going to leak with temperature changes. -$1000.00 Body work and new paint. I took my sisters late model Escort for an estimate for minor bumper repair and hood paint peel and bumper paint peel repair $450.00. -$2475.00 for two years milage on the car. So if the interior is mint, no stains, burns, holes, cracks, tears, water damage or bad smells like a smokers car for example. In addition all accessories included jack,spare and owners manual. The maximum I would give for it is $4425.00

I hope that offends no one or shocks em. That's just my opinion.
 

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4450 bucks should get youa pristine opel GT. should have a nice rustfree and straight body, above average interior, good tires and be a decent, reliable daily driveable car in need of very little in my honest opinion, probably not a car thats just sat for years.
 

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I have found that the prices very with where they are. I just bought a very clean what I could class as a driver for 4000. My car had 60k on the clock.

Cars that sit for a while are likely to need lots of parts to put them back on the street again, that said it is cheaper then body work.
 
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