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I am currently looking for an Opel Gt. I dont have the time to restore one, but would love to own one that has had everything done to it. I need to know about how much to pay for an Opel Gt of any year. Hoping that I will someone who lives in the Ohio Valley is willing to part with such a great car. I would also like to know if it is wise to drive one every day to and from school. I cannot afford to have more than one car. I would also like information about how much would u expect for a 17 boy driving one of these classic cars. I would greatly appreciate all advice.
 

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The GT's can be used for daily drivers. I drove my '69 as a daily driver for a few years before I had a chance to get it off the road for a rest.

If your new to Opel's I would suggest getting a good solid stock motor with at least a Weber carbuerator on it. A good electrical system would be helpful also. The last thaing you'll need to resist doing, especially if your 17 is don't drive it too hard and don't disturb the motor or electrical with "performace" upgrades unless you REALLY know what your doing. I say this because you want to use it as a daily driver. If it's a second car, then "experimenting" with it wouldn't be a problem. Expect to spend AROUND $2500 plus or minus, on something that most likely has the POTENTIAL to be as reliable as possible. (as opposed to an ad like: $700 - runs good.) I might run good...untill it hits 40mph and starts to caughs, sputter then dies. But other then that it "runs good". If someone is selling a GT for around $2500, it's probably because it's in pretty good shape. If it's in good shape, you have a better shot at having it run reliably. Of course sellers vary and some try to inflate the price on something that is actually a poor example of a GT. If your not sure, start looking and give us a description of what you find. I don't think we'd be able to tell you if it'll be reliable but we'll be able to tell you the difference between a real worthwhile (fair) selling price and someone who might be asking too much and to look elsewhere. As you start looking and asking more questions you'll get a feel for what your looking for.

Good luck!
~kyle
 

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I think it is great to see a guy your age get into the world of Opels. Go for it and get the GT. My first car was a GT, and at the time I was 17.
 

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i'm with everybody else, get a GT. easiest opel to get parts for and its better than all those stupid *** ************* japanese piece of *****. sorry i hate rice burners and besides a good old american muscle car v8 this is the best way to go. easy to work on and very attractive car. simple to work on compared to new cars. just a drawback when you can only *legally* haul around one friend. shhh, if you take out the spare tire assembly, you can scrunch 5 in there if the 3 sitting in the back arent too big. i'm 15 and i love this car, go for it.
 

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Im also 15 I got my GT about 7 months ago and I only have about 5 actual miles on it before I started the "restoration" (the engine was completly rebuilt by the PO 1500 miles ago, new rods, pistons,fast cam, electro. ignition, valves, rings, oil pump the list goes on) so now all I really have to do is body work which I am almost done with, I bought the paint omaha orange with an off set arctic white race stripe. I also bought a front bumper that I will have as soon as jared ships it out;) :D . so I say go ahead buy one...better yet buy 2..or 3.
 

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kristi's GT

Hey Guys, on Sunday I told kristi I would buy her GT. I plan on picking it up Wednesday, actually my Dad is handling it for me. He lives in Illinois and I am in NJ. Even tho I am paying her more than $2500, give or take a few, I think it is a bargain. If you really want a GT, don't give up. My first car was an Opel GT and I was just 16. I did have my Dads help keeping it going, he had one also. It was the most fun car I have owned and it got lots of attention, some of it unwanted from the police! They do notice a kid in such a car so be carefull and good luck!!
 

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save..save ...save

my opinion:
It seems much cheaper to buy one running. what it costs to get it going is a lot..relative to one that already runs...if it runs you can work on it for the weekend ..then drive it on monday.

Rust is your biggest enemy...have some"body guy"check it out..this is more impotant than the engine or transmission which can be bolted in. A rusted body filled with putty is not your goal.it can be so rusted to be unsafe....verses bolting in some mechanical parts..the body is the key..maybe buy a warm climate car..not a rust belt car from the midwest..

don't buy a $2000 or less opel...It is cheaper to save longer(get a loan etc)...buy a $4 ,000 or more ..it is cheaper ..if that is your primary concern

these are 30+ year old cars..there is always something to do.

they are awesome cars and so is this web site.

I waited 30 years to buy one..I do not regret it....

buy one from a club member.

Buy one off this site..one like Kristis...check ebay motors.com and also autotrader.com ..there are good ones out there.


opinion:eek:pels are way cool..they are built out of metal and cast iron..not a bunch of plastic and Al. alloy..like vomit rice burners.
I don't care if the vomit rice burners are faster..they have no class.
 

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kristis gt is a bargain

the getrag 5 speed is worth $1500 or more and makes the highway so nice.
 

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i'm all for these cars. a few of you will for some odd reason ask why, and thats because its older than 73, made of steel, looks soo good, and you feel like a million bucks when driving one, even tho i only paid 400 for it. i dought anybody will ever get so lucky as to pay 400 for a gt with all the parts i got and only have to rob a fuel pump and brake lines off part cars to drive it. there was more to get it a good car, like new clutch and it had new tires, shocks, exhaust, and 4 speed. now has new clutch and new motor is on the way since the *bleep* motor spun a rod. so since when do you have a GT with a perfect body, well from 10 feet away due to bubble in one quarter and a fudged fender and the paint shines up with a little work. can't get a car like this for the money i have into it, all the money that went into it came from wonderfull people on this webdsite, like jordan for instance buying my opel parts. by the way, gonna try to cash that after work, make sure it clears then it will be out the next day after i get my money. gotta send out a console and sun visor too. SOMEBODY SELL HIM A GT!!!!!
 

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I got my gt from www.classiccartrader.com there were 7 at the time in california and arizona that were $4000+ but the one 2 hours away (In NY) was in my price range ($1300) I got a great deal though It has $4500 into the engine and interior and minumal dents and 2 places that needed patch metal. I just needed to buy a Bellypan and bumper/bracket and a bunch of other odds and ends to finish it. I also agree that you shouldnt pay too little for a gt or too much like the one on ebay for $14000 If you wanted something to drive right away buy a $2000+ gt.
 
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