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Hello,

We have published before minutes two versions of one 6:36 min video clip shown on Kabel1.

The 9MB version is in good quality and the 66mb in very sharp quality.

The addresses are:

9 MB: http://www.opelgtworld.de/group/gtk1.mov
66 MB: http://archiv.opelgt.org/GT-Kabel1-Okt04.mpg

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Our friends in Germany have made available a video clip of a GT that was recently shown on German cable TV. I uploaded them here to help save their bandwidth. The 66 meg version took 20 minutes to upload with Broadband so it is huge. The 9 meg is in .mov format.

9 MB: www.opelgt.com/videos/gtk1

66 MB: www.opelgt.com/videos/GT-Kabel1-Okt04.mpg
 

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Great video :) Was the GT-J lower or was it "tuned"?
 

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Don't forget that if you want to view this program, it is most considerate to site administrators to right click on the link and select "Save Target As.."

This saves everybody bandwidth.
 

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jlthunder said:
Great video :) Was the GT-J lower or was it "tuned"?

The red one was a "tuned" GT-J. It looked lowered as well.

The yellow one was a collector, appearing to be brought from the US.
 

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Here is the German comment of the video.
I would not like to do the translation through Babel Fish :)
Perhaps someone can translate it here into English :



Junge Kundschaft im Visier
Heute ist der GT von Günter Wolf ein reines Freizeitauto. Vor 20
Jahren jedoch ging's mit dem Opel zu zweit über die Alpen bis
nach Italien. Bepackt mit Zeltausrüstung und Luftmatratzen
sicherlich ein Abenteuer. Doch der GT zeigt sich als wahres
Raumwunder – vorausgesetzt, auch der kleinste Hohlraum wird
für das Gepäck ausgenutzt.

Zur Not gab es auch einenen Gepäckträger, doch der wurde selten
auf das Dach geschraubt. "Nur Fliegen ist schöner!" Dieses
inzwischen geflügelte Wort ist der für damalige Verhältnisse
beinahe reißerische Werbeslogan für den GT. Auch in der
Fernseh-Werbung geht Opel einen neuen Weg und zeigt deutlich,
für welche Klientel die schnittigen Karossen gedacht sind. Der GT
gehört der Jugend – Rekord- und Kadettfahrer müssen
draußen bleiben.

Günter Wolf besitzt noch einen zweiten GT. Mit nur 30.000 Meilen
auf dem Tacho ist der Re-Import aus den USA ein echter Glücksgriff.
Das trockene Klima Kaliforniens hat den Wagen regelrecht konserviert.
Neulack? Fehlanzeige! Dieser GT ist komplett unrestauriert! Deshalb
lässt ihn Günter Wolf am liebsten auch in der Garage stehen
– ein Kratzer, und der Originalzustand wäre hin.

Probleme beim Opel GT
Günter Wolf: "Ich besitze dieses Auto nun schon 16 Jahre. Habe
dieses Auto selber in den Staaten gekauft, verschifft und halt
nach Deutschland gebracht und auch selber in Hamburg abgeholt.
Dieses Auto ist für mich etwas ganz Besonderes. Gefahren bin ich
mit diesem Auto bis jetzt ungefähr viertausend Meilen, mehr nicht.
Nur zum Treffen oder als Ausstellungsstück mal verliehen."

Der nur 1 Meter 22 hohe GT wiegt immerhin 940 Kilo. Er beschleunigt
in 11,5 Sekunden von null auf Hundert. Dank Bestzustand aus
Kalifornien hat Günter Wolf mit seinem Oldie kaum Probleme.

Günter Wolf: "Wir haben hier einen GT Baujahr 72, der absolut
perfekt ist, wie man sieht, aber den man im Prinzip nicht als
Maßstab nehmen kann, zu den Fahrzeugen die wahrscheinlich noch in
Deutschland oder sonst wo laufen. Von der Mechanik gibt's am GT
weniger Probleme.
Probleme gibt's eher hier im Bereich wegen Rost am Kotflügel
und am unteren Luftleitblech, wo die Batterien noch nicht
wartungsfrei waren und immer überkochten und die Gase da zerfressen
hier die ganzen Bleche. Dann haben wir hier im Rahmenbereich
Bodenblechanschluss, Schweller bis zur Achsaufhängung. Rost
gibt's auch am Heckbereich – Endblech innen, Endblech
außen
und der gesamte Heckbereich ist sehr rostanfällig."

Das Fahrwerk des GT stammt aus dem B-Kadett, ist jedoch wesentlich
straffer abgestimmt. Der hinter der Vorderachse montierte Motor sorgt
für eine optimale Gewichtsverteilung. Bis heute einzigartig: der
extravagante Klappmechanismus der Scheinwerfer mit Drehung um die
eigene Achse. Der GT-Junior erscheint 1971. Erkennungszeichen: Die
mattschwarze Stoßstange. Typisch für die amerikanische Version:
Der gedrosselte Motor.

Das Ende des GT
Günter Wolf: "Der Motor hier leistet 78 PS, gegenüber dem
deutschen Modell wo wir 90 PS hatten. Das ist geändert worden
an der Verdichtung und am Zündverteiler, weil in Amerika der
Kraftstoff schlechter ist als hier und kein Blei hat."

Zur Basisausstattung gehören Schalensitze, und das winzige
Staufach im Heck. Für einen Sportwagen eher untypisch: Der
schmale Beckengurt. Kein Standard ist die Motorisierung des
getunten Wagens. Günter Wolf:
"Das ist ein 2,4-Liter-Motor mit zwei 50er-Weber-Vergasern und
programmierbarer Zündwinkelverstellung wo wir eine Leistung
erreichen von ca. 200 PS."

Für so viel Leistung ist der GT jedoch nicht ausgelegt. Damit der
TÜV dem Umbau seinen Segen gibt, schweißt Günter Wolf einen
Überrollkäfig ein. Er macht den Wagen verwindungssteif und
tüv-tauglich. Bei Erscheinen verlangt Opel für den GT rund
12 Tausend Mark – 3500 Mark mehr als für den Rekord. Günter
Wolf:
"Wenn man ihn einmal hat und es ist intakt das Auto, dann kann
man's mit wenig Geld instand halten.
Anschaffungspreis für ein gutes Auto ist relativ günstig. Man
bekommt so ein Auto für 10 Tausend Euro – ein sehr gutes Auto."

1973 sorgen in den USA neue Sicherheits-Standards und strengere
Abgasvorschriften dafür, dass der GT so nicht mehr verkauft werden
darf. Der Haupt-Absatzmarkt bricht weg. Opel entscheidet sich gegen
die Weiterentwicklung und stellt die Produktion nach nur fünf
Jahren wieder ein.


Norbert
http://www.opelgtworld.de
 

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opelgtworld said:
Here is the German comment of the video.
I would not like to do the translation through Babel Fish :)
Perhaps someone can translate it here into English :
Here it is via Babel Fish:

Recent customers in the visor today are the GT von Guenter wolf a pure leisure car. Before 20 years however ging's with the OPEL too secondly over the alps until Italy. Bepackt with tent equipment and luftmatratzen surely an adventure. But the GT shows up as true space miracle - presupposed, also the smallest cavity is used for the luggage. To the emergency there were also einenen porters, but that was screwed rarely on the roof. "Nur flies is schoener!" This in the meantime winged word is at that time the advertising slogan for the GT, almost reisserische for conditions. Also in the television commercial OPEL a new way goes and shows clearly, for which clientele the schnittigen bodies are meant. The GT belongs to the youth - record and cadet drivers must remain outside. Guenter wolf possesses still another second GT. With only 30,000 miles on the Tacho the RH import from the USA is a genuine luck grasp. The dry climate of California conserved the car proper. New lacquer? Nil return! This GT is completely unrestauriert! Therefore Guenter wolf leaves it untouched dearest also in the garage - a scratch, and the original state would be. Problems with the OPEL GT Guenter wolf: "Ich this car possesses now already 16 years. If this car bought in the states, and stop ships to Germany brought and also in Hamburg fetched. This car is somewhat completely special for me. Did not drive I with this car up to now approximately four thousand miles, more. Only to the meeting or as exhibit times verliehen." The only 1 meter 22 high GT nevertheless weighs 940 Kilos. It accelerates in 11.5 seconds of zero on one hundred. Owing to Bestzustand from California Guenter wolf with its Oldie has hardly problems. Guenter wolf: "Wir have here a GT year of construction 72, which is absolutely perfect, as one sees, but who one not in principle when yardstick can take, to the vehicles probably still in Germany or otherwise where to run. Of the mechanics gibt's at the GT of fewer problems. Problems of gibt's rather here within the range because of rust at the fender and at the lower air deflector panel, where the batteries were not yet maintenance-free and over-cooked always and the gases zerfressen there here the whole sheet metals. Then we have floor plate connection, Schweller up to the axle supension here in the frame area. Rust gibt's also at the tail range - final sheet metal inside, final sheet metal outside and the entire tail range is very much rostanfaellig." The chassis of the GT originates from the b-cadet, is however substantially more tautly co-ordinated. The engine installed behind the front axle provides for an optimal weight distribution. Until today singularly: the extravagante folding mechanism of the headlights with turn around the own axle. The GT junior appears 1971. Registration number: The flat black bumper. Typically for the American version: The throttled engine. The end of the GT Guenter wolf: "Der engine carries 78 HP out here, opposite which where we had German model 90 HP. That was changed in the compression and in the distributor, because in America the fuel is worse than here and no lead hat." To the basic equipment bowl seat belongs, and the tiny stowage box in the tail. For a sports car rather untypisch: The narrow lap belt. No standard is motorizing GET down the car. Guenter wolf: "Das a 2,4-Liter-Motor with two 50's-weber carburetors and programmable firing angle adjustment is where we an achievement reaches from approx.. 200 PS." For so much achievement the GT is however not laid out. So that the TUEV gives its benediction to the change, Guenter wolf welds a ueberrollkaefig. It makes the cars torsionally stiff and tuev suited. With appearance OPEL for the GT requires approximately 12 thousand Marks - 3500 Marks more than for the record. Guenter wolf: "Wenn one it once has and it is intact the car, then man's with little money can hold. Purchase price for a good car is relatively favorable. One receives such a car for 10 thousand euro - a very good Auto." 1973 ensures in the USA new safety standards and stricter exhaust regulations for the fact that the GT may not be sold so any longer. The main market breaks away. OPEL decides against the advancement and resets production after only five years.
 

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And via http://www.freetranslation.com/ :

Young clientele in the visor today is the GT of Günter wolf a pure leisure time car. 20 years ago however it
went with the Opel too second over the Alps until to Italy. An adventure packs with tent equipment and air
mattress certainly. Yet the GT appears as a true room miracle – prefaced, also the littlest cavity is
exploited for the baggage.

To the need, there was also a porter, but that was screwed rarely on the roof. "Only flies is prettier!"
This word winged in the mean time is the advertising slogan nearly loud for at that time ratios for the GT.
Also in the tv-advertising, Opel goes a new way and shows clearly, for which clientele the stylish Karossen
are thought. The GT belongs the youth – record driver and cadet driver must remain outside.

Günter wolf possesses another second GT. With only 30,000 miles on the Tacho, the re-import is out of the USA a real good fortune handle. The dry climate of California preserved the vehicle regular. New varnish? Wrong! This GT is complete unrestauriert! Therefore Günter wolf lets stand it most dearly
also in the garage – a scratch, and the original condition was there.

Problems at the Opel GT Günter wolf: "I this car possess now already 16 years. This car itself in the countries had bought provided, and brought simply to Germany and picked up also self in
Hamburg. This car is for me somewhat entirely special. I am not dangers with this car until four thousand miles now approximate, more. Only for meeting or as an exhibit once lent."

GT 22 high the only 1 meter ventured nevertheless 940 kilos. It accelerates in 11.5 seconds of zero on
hundred. Thanks to best condition out of California, Günter wolf with its Oldie has hardly problems.

Günter wolf: "we have here a GT model 72 that is absolutely perfect, how one sees, but cannot take that one in the
principle as a standard, to which vehicles that run probably yet in Germany or otherwise where. Of the mechanics,
there is less problems at the GT. It gives problems rather here in the area because of rust at the fender and at the
lower Luftleitblech where the batteries were and always boiled over not yet maintenance free and the gases there
corrode here the entire sheet metals. Then we have here ground sheet metal connection, Schweller in the frame area to
the Achsaufhängung. There is rust also at the stern area – Endblech interior, Endblech outside and the total stern
area is very rust susceptible."

The load work of the GT comes from the B-cadet, is voted however substantially tighter. The motor mounted
behind the front axle provides for an optimal weight distribution. Until today unique: the extravagant
Klappmechanismus of the floodlight with rotation around the characteristic axis. That GT-junior 1971st
recognition sign appears: the mat black bumper. Typically for the American version: the choked motor.

The end of the GT Günter wolf: "the motor here performs 78 HP vis-à-vis which German model had where we 90 HP.
That was changed is worse has at the condensation and at the ignition distributor, because in America the
fuel than here and no lead."

To the basis equipment, scarves seats belong, and the tiny obstruction specialty in the stern. For a sports
car sooner atypical: the narrow Beckengurt. No standard is the Motorisierung of the getunten vehicle. Günter
wolf: "that a 2,4-Liter-Motor is reach with two 50er-Weber-Vergasern and programmable ignition angle
adjustment where we an achievement of ca. 200 HP."

For so much achievement, the GT is not displayed however. So that the TÜV gives its blessing to the reconstruction, schweißt Günter wolf a
Überrollkäfig on. It makes the vehicle distortion stiff and tüv-suitably. In appearance demanded Opel for the GT approximately 12 thousands mark –
3500 marks more than for the record. Günter wolf: "if one has it once and it is intact the car, can hold one it with little money in place.
Acquisition price for a good car is relatively favorable. One gets such a car for 10 thousands Euro – a very good car."

1973 worry new security-standards and more severe exhaust fume directions in the USA that the GT may be sold
so no longer. The head paragraph market breaks away. Opel decides against the further development and places
the production after only five years again on.
 

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"Nur flies is schoener!" :confused:

That is the reason why someone should translate this personally :D
 

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Dang that 66M file took almost 3 mins to dnld. Does it seem like the internet is slowing down to anyone else out there?
 

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Fantastic clip :D

Only thing I noticed was that the GT/J didn't have it's original fuel cap on ;)

Just goes to show the difference between a lowered GT and factory height.....no wonder I had back ache the first time I polished mine.

Hopefully within the next 2 weeks I should be on tv, on ITV's 'Everything Must Go' over here in the UK. I'll try and load it up but it could prove entertaining.
 

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Well there was other things too about the GT/J that were not stock. 5-spd trans, ATS wheels, single exhaust tip, full instruments, leather wheel, dual side drafts, roll bar...etc. ;) ;)
 

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mark what is the date for your tv debut
 

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Those things were far too obvious for me to comment :rolleyes: but well spotted, did the car also have a carpet and not the pimpled rubber matting that a J also had. I did notice that he had the correct cigar lighter blanking plate in place.

Baz, after e-mailing them the other day they have said that it'll either be the 4th or 11th of Nov...depending on......can you beleive it the US elections :eek: I hope the winner is worth it.

I think the program is broadcast about 3 or 3.30pm, but I never watch it and I don't even have a video recorder. To be honest I'm looking forward to seeingt the GT on TV but not myself especially as the presenter is one of those cheezy characters.
 
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