i'm 15, 71GT for my 11th car, but have had 4 GTs. this is going to be the "first car" that i really drive, altho i've had 4 driveable cars. 2 of which were GTs, a shortbox chevy, and a beat up firebird.
I'm 15, restoring my 1971 opel gt... I have been wanting a opel gt since i looked at ebay and sawone about five years back. i saved my money for about 2 years... and now i have one... lots of work to be done...
I'm 45. In 1975, I learned to drive in a 69 Kadett wagon. The same year, I fell in love with the Manta and Ascona when they were $4000 a pop. Somehow my father couldn't see the wisdom in co-signing a loan for 4 grand when you could buy a base Pinto for $1995. Oh well. I've lost count of the MANY Opels I've owned through the years. Currently own six...four of which are roadworthy. The last two are parts cars for the goods ones. 2 Mantas, 1 Acsona, 3 Sportwagons. All but one Manta are 1975.
I'm 17 and fixed up '73 GT for my first car. It's a great car to have in your senior year of highschool, just need to stop smoking the tires while leaving the parking lot . See http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/431602
I'm 45, and I bought my first Opel GT when I was 19, in first year Engineering to replace a very impractical '61 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. The second GT came as a parts car, but was upgraded to my wife's DD when I was 23. A Kadett wagon became my daily driver after I graduated at age 25 (long time to finish my degree, too many Opels!). The last Opel, the '75 Ascona SportWagon, came home just before this Christmas. And it and the original GT are enough Opels for now!
Hey Gary Farius, how do I make this thread an official "Poll". I moved it to the Poll heading, but I don't see how to set it up. I even tried to make a new poll, and merge this thread, but the new poll also evaded me. Help!!!
46.......I own a 73 GT for about 7mos now......previously owned a 73 manta (from 1976 till about 1982) and a 71 GT (from 1979 till about 1984). Thought I was over my Opelitis back then... but apparently not.
On the way home from Carlisle I thought that it would be fun to see when people had bought their first Opel and what model it was. For me it was 1959 and the car was a 1954 Rekord with three hubcaps and four bald tires for $200. Bill
Vote for the highest speed, in mph, your speedo said or the cops caught you doing or some other device measured your speed at. Tell us about it!
GeorgeOpel's nice little thread about top stock GT speed inspired this thread. Post in that thread if you want...
I’m getting ready to break up the 47 year marriage between my stock exhaust manifold and my intake manifold. I don’t know how to set up the checklist type poll, so let me give it a try here. If your Opel still has the CIH engine, what are you running around town with in your Opel today?