I guess I didnt realize you could get a lot of this stuff people want from the factory when you ordered.......wow.
I was being sarcastic. People put answers but dont read the question.The only options I know of on 1.9’s in the US were the automatic transmission, white wall tires, dealer installed A/C, heated rear window, and ZF lsd. I’m not sure if the ZF 5 speed was an option.
The ZF LSD and ZF gearbox was not on the dealer option list when the cars were new. If you knew the part numbers, yes, you could have the dealer order them special, import them, and install them (or not). The ZF 5-speed was also late to the game, I believe it came out in ‘72 in Europe. It was also extremely expensive, even back then!The only options I know of on 1.9’s in the US were the automatic transmission, white wall tires, dealer installed A/C, heated rear window, and ZF lsd. I’m not sure if the ZF 5 speed was an option.
They didn't come with a back seat either. I went for the Manta. So back when I had the chance to buy a new 73 GT, probably with many color options, I was drawn away. By that time, word was out that the Manta handled better anyway.I didnt know GTs came in a Luxus.
Back then, as I recall, black was a brutal color to repair, discouraging manufacturers from offering it. This was so even as recently as the 1990s. I once had a 1993 black-on-black BMW 535 that found its way into the hands of a thief who did some damage to the car before abandoning it. The factory-trained repair shop that did only BMW work described for me his difficulty, in that, for that year, BMW had something life five different shades of black, all classified under one paint code. A real issue as well, going back to the 1950s and '60s, was that cars using enamel paint suffered from fade over time, so that repairs to a fender or door would stand out like the proverbial sore thumb unless the entire car was re-sprayed. One of the advantages General Motors touted was that their cars came from the factory with lacquer finish that did not fade, so that repair paint on a fender or door or other part could easily be feathered in without spraying the entire car. This did not apply to the Opel lineup that generally came in enamel, as did Ford products.I know, kind of a shame.