What was called an "Opel 1900" in the U.S. was also referred to as an "Ascona" (the "A", or first version) in Europe. Or at least they were from 1970 to 1975 (although I believe they were only imported from 1971 to 1975). They have the same basic construction as the Opel Manta (which was a coupe version), and the same drivetrain as the Opel Kadett and Opel GT (from 1968 to 1973).
As for parts, most everything you can want is available, either NOS, reproduction, or used. There are a number of sources, most of which are listed on the home page under:
As for what a reasonable price is, it is much like any other car. Just remember that they are 30 plus years old, and are NOT an exotic collector car. At least not from a price point of view. Although a few members here might dispute that statement. Prices are going to range from as little as few hundred dollars (for a fairly pathetic example) to as much as several, or even five to six $k. A 1975 Sportwagon is currently on ebay
I picked this up a few months ago on Craigslist. It was listed as a 71 Buick Opel. From what the previous owner told me, it was built for a World of Wheels car show back in the 70’s. It has a 1967 Buick 225 V6 w/4 speed. The door tag reads “MFD by General Motors Corp 09/70.” So is it a 1970 or...
I have been swamped with work and other problems therefore have not been able to do any posting.
The "Junk Yard Dog" is coming along quite well and should be ready to drive by the end of this month. This car has lots of upgrades that have been recycled from 14 other vehicles, hence...
Luckily I have no need for glass replacement for my Ascona, but I always had a question in my mind. What happens if there is a need for any glass replacement? Are they tough to find? Are there some compatibles or smthing?