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Nice Find!

Where in New Jersey did you find that. It even has a Rutgers University rear windshield sticker...

Opels & Rutgers... I've had tons of money go to both!

Congrats & good luck!
Marc
 

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Wow..very nice.

It looks like the one we had, and that I took my driver's test in. Same color, too.

Nice find.

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Gary;
Cool deal!! :cool: Nice looking Wagon, but, I still have you by one!! :D :D
Gene
PS, it needs a luggage rack, but, I'm fresh out of them.
 

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Marc said:
Where in New Jersey did you find that. It even has a Rutgers University rear windshield sticker...

Opels & Rutgers... I've had tons of money go to both!

Congrats & good luck!
Marc
Near the "Joisey Shore". He has another that's probably a parts car. {{rust}}
 

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saxybiker said:
Wow..very nice.

It looks like the one we had, and that I took my driver's test in. Same color, too.

Nice find.

Vickie
I took my driver's test in an antique bronze '72 Opel also, but it was my parent's Manta.

What a great find - small bumper wagon with air and no roof rack :cool: . Doesn't get much better! Enjoy your new Opel.

-Jeff W
'75 Manta
'74 Manta parts car soon to be stripped and gone
'73 Manta
 

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very, very nice car!! I´am impressed that you still could find cars like these in the US. I´ve been in the States two times, searching for good old Opels...without luck :(
Gratulation for this find
 

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Gary;

Will this be the next one to show at Carlisle '06? How many miles are on it?

Jeff
 

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Brinki said:
very, very nice car!! I´am impressed that you still could find cars like these in the US. I´ve been in the States two times, searching for good old Opels...without luck :(
Gratulation for this find
Have you tried any of the Opel Parts companies?
Opel GT Source- Sonora CA
USA Opel- Temecula CA
Opels Unlimited- Southern CA

The last two almost always have a few for sale...and this site frequently has Ascona's for sale too.
 

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Thank you Paul, nice tip!!
I didn´t know of all these companys, hope i have the possibility for a new US-Tour in nearer future

at moment i try hard to get to the very hugh Opel-Meeting in Van Nuys/CA , for little money :eek:

for the moment.....
 

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Van Nuys is certainly an easy drive to any of the above mentioned businesses.
 

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One Followed Me Home, Too

Not nearly as nice condition as Gary's, but FINALLY a long coveted 2-door Ascona to go with my Manta. I had a Strato blue '73 2-door in the late 70's that set the hook for my Opel fetish. I swapped the engine into a '73 wagon after an accident smashed her up a bit. The wagon was fun but I always missed that coupe!

Anyway, it's a '75 with a recently redone interior and new front brakes. It needs an exhaust system and some rust repair but the underside is basically solid (I'll probably repair one frame rail as it is starting to look rough).
But it runs and drives and that's a decent start. The auto tranny will probably be dumped eventually for the 5 speed Getrag (Thanks, Rob!) but the goal is to get her ready for my son to drive to Carlisle next spring.

Mark Thompson
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impcad said:
Anyway, it's a '75 with a recently redone interior and new front brakes. It needs an exhaust system and some rust repair but the underside is basically solid (I'll probably repair one frame rail as it is starting to look rough).
But it runs and drives and that's a decent start. The auto tranny will probably be dumped eventually for the 5 speed Getrag (Thanks, Rob!) but the goal is to get her ready for my son to drive to Carlisle next spring.

Mark Thompson
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I would probably leave the 3 speed in it. Its more forgiving to a new driver than the 5 speed. For a easier swap, talk to Gil about getting a 4 speed overddrive auto for it. The conversion to stick isnt the easiest thing to do. Lots of welding and you have to pull the motor to replace teh flywheel with the flex plate, etc..

Charles
 
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