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I went to see about this Gt that is 30 miles aways from me. i need a brake booster... well it appears to be a 68'.. it has no glass and no lenz. but the front bumper is missing.. it looked like it had a split pumper because in the center is smooth.. he sold me the brake booster for ten and said for 40 bucks he would deliever the car to my door. it has the 1.1 liter. it has been tore down to the block. the interior is full of parts.. not sure what they are but could this be a decent parts car. it is about 60 percent complete with parts i would say. and the guy said that the engine is locked up but he has all the parts for it.. let me know what you guys think...
 

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for 40 bucks i say go for it whats the harm if its a 69 its still a good price
 

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Get the Vin #, check the back panel and if possible look for dates on the door and guages. If it is in fact a 68 in any condition it is not a parts car. They are way too rare to be scrapped.
 

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if my check comes in I'll get it.

It has rust right in front of the doors at the bottom, more than sureface, other than the belly pan it doesnt seem to have any rust. I was there for one reason, to get the booster.. I dont even think that is gonna work because i shook it it had brake fluid in the booster. What i mean by parts, is that in the interior there is all kinds of stuff laying around... but when i get it home, I'll take pictures of it and let you guys get what you want off of it... im thinking about saving the body on it .....
 

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How can you tell year from vin? just curious
From what I have read, you "might" be able to tell, based on the start of the '69 model year being #1535504 for cars built in Bochum. So an earlier number on a GT should indicate a '68 model year (preceding the "94", as I assume that was the model number of the GT in '68; my VIN cross reference doesn't even SHOW a model number for the '68 GT) . And there is something about '68 cars having an "H" on the VIN tag, while 1969 cars had a "J" on the plate. Now remember, these '68 GT's were hand-built, well up until early 1969, so there might also be variances in the build details of even true '68's

According to Charles Goins' article, all TRUE '68's (built prior to August 1968) were built with the 1.9 litre and the 4-speed. In total, that was only 121 cars, and only 31 made it to the States (mostly as promotional cars sent to dealers). The very early '69's (made in later 1968) had the split front bumpers and the flat rear panel, but the tell-tale sign is the build sticker on the back of the ammeter and speedo. If the date is AFTER August 1968, it is officially a '69 car.

So, based on this being a 1.1 litre, I would doubt that it is a '68 GT

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what years had the 1.1L

what years had the 1.1 litre? if it is a 69 gt... how hard would it be to put a 1.9 litre. engine into it? would the tranny work from teh 1.1? and or would it be a direct bolt up? because 50 bucks for a car isn't bad.... i wouldn't mind having another gt.. I should be getting it this weekend, i'll post some pictures...
 

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i know you want a faster GT billy, and for what you want, and what it is, your best bet would be to sell it. to put a 1900 in a 110, you need to change not only the engine, but transmission, drifshafts, rear axle, and the front suspension, as the 1100 has different brakes and softer springs than the 1900. you'd be changing the whole suspension and probably have to rewire the engine as the harnesses are not quite the same between the 1100 and the 1900. i'm sure theres more things that you'd have to do such as exhuast, carb linkages, radiator, hoses, theres always gonna be something more. just dont scrap or part it out if the body is decent, 69's are pretty rare too and somebody would like to have it, no need to part out any more GTs than we have to.
 

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almolst everything is out of the engine compartment.. it had a brake booster, clutch cble and the engine block and tranny. he said he had all the parts to the engine. the reason he took it apart was because it was locked up and he stoped at the block, on top on the block it looked to be surface rust. but he said he had the dual carbs with it all the interoir had opel and non opel parts...
 

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i have a good running 69 1.1 liter, tiny aint they?
 

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a 10 horse lawmower engine is bigger than a 1.1... were you wanting to sell the 1.1?????
 

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i'm prefering to sell the 1100 and my 70 as a pair for 700. i dont really want to split them up.
 

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i want the 1.1 engine....

i thought you had an engine with out a car... lol. I was wanting to jump on that deal...
 

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Right now the 1.1 in my kadett is in the same shape as the one in the '68 - torn down to the block in order to free up the pistons. Mine, however, will turn over now. Strange to hear it's a common condition for a 1.1

the 1100 is so small thst my dad suggested transplanting the motor from my riding mower in order to get a leg up in displacement. Remember, it's not size that matters, it's how long it runs!
 

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its a 69......

the guy found the title and it is a 69... im taking it apart tomorrow... I'll post pics if it stops raining. tell me if ya need anything off a 1.1l such as head, dual carb, starter, valve cover...... locked up block.....
 
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