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I have had this car since 1993. I've tinkered with this one on and off the entire time.
The car is currently driving, but has not been tuned for daily use.


  • 5psd Getrag
  • 1.9 Modded with 265 Chevy pistons, larger valves, larger springs, Isky Cam
  • Compufire Ignition
  • Weber 38 DGAS, Ported Intake Manifold
  • Euro Sprint Exhaust Manifold,
  • Lightened Flywheel, S-10 Clutch
  • Larger 1975 Manta front brakes
  • Lower sport spring in front, progressive lower springs in back
  • new carpet, new headliner
  • Miata seats
  • Retrosound radio, recovered dash, and lots of sound insulation.
  • New fuel lines, steel reinforced/braided lines.
  • New starter
  • Voltage Meter replacement of the clock
  • Recovered Dash, top is good, lower sides aren’t the best around holes
  • upgraded Opel GTS brake booster
  • Interior Sound & Heat deadened.
    • Lizardskin spay on ceramic heat & sound control in full interior
    • Close cell on under carpet pad
  • Boxes full of other Opel Parts collected from owning over 15 other GT's over this time period
  • GM Alternator, 75 amp unit
  • That extra wiring fuseblock
    • 1 for always on power
      • Feeds relay for Ignition on Power
      • Feeds amp unit for stereo
    • 1 for Ignition on power
      • Compufire
      • Auxiliary cooling fan
      • Space for 2 more
  • and lots of other upgrades over the last 25 years.
To-Do Items:
  • Carb Tuning:
    • It is running rich, and stumbling at 2500-3000 RPM.
    • Just popped on a new Weber 38dgas and currently following the OpelGT.com forum and RallyeBob’s mods to tune the carb.
  • Headlights:
    • Not locking in Open Position
    • Either needs adjustment or re-build of the gear clamps
  • Exhaust pipes re-bent. The welder put them too close to the body and there are some clanks at rough idle
  • Interior:
    • I used parts I had on hand, but I would recommend new door panes, New Drivers rear qtr trim, and Rear Deck trim.
    • The rear tire area leather cover is new, but it has not been fitted or installed. It is just temporarily affixed
    • Center Console: These need fresher parts. I have some spares.
    • Needs Driver’s Visor
  • Bumpers are good, but the new set of polished stainless, or rechroming these would make it pop
  • Radio: Installed and working, but not finished.
    • I’ve placed 2 speakers in the upper deck of the rear (factory only had 1).
    • Needs final decision on other speakers, or upgrading the ones in the miata seat headrests.
  • Heater
    • Water lines not connected
    • I do have a brand new water valve I haven’t installed
  • Auxiliary Front fan:
    • Not needed, but I like to have it for 100+ head days.
    • Wiring, Relay, and Temp sensor are installed, fan is not currently installed.
  • Seats
    • Miata seats installed, the don’t fit right for me
    • I have the original seats, disassembled
    • I have a brand new set of seat leather from OGTS
    • Will need new seat foam to rebuild
  • Passenger Seat Belt
    • Need to order one from OGTS, somehow I only ordered the drivers side
  • Front windshield has small crack , needs repair
  • Driver’s window regulator
    • I’ve installed all new window tracks, and this one is really tight, plus the regulator needs some adjustment. I have to pull the window back when raising it so it doesn’t pop out
  • Window trim, outside edge of door is missing

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I have had this car since 1993. I've tinkered with this one on and off the entire time.

  • 1.9 Modded with 265 Chevy pistons, larger valves, larger springs, Isky Cam
  • Compufire Ignition
  • Weber 32/36, Ported Intake Manifold
  • Euro Sprint Exhaust Manifold,
  • Lightened Flywheel, S-10 Clutch
  • 5psd Getrag
  • Larger 1975 Manta front breaks
  • Lower sport spring in front, progressive lower springs in back
  • new carpet, new headliner
  • Miata seats
  • Retrosound radio, recovered dash, and lots of sound insultation.
  • New fuel lines
  • New starter
  • upgraded Opel GTS brake booster
  • Boxes full of other Opel Parts collected from owning over 15 other GT's over this time period
  • and lots of other upgrades over the last 25 years.
Hello,

How much are you asking? It’s a quite impressive list of updates. Is there any areas of the car that still need attention?

Eric
 

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Hello,

How much are you asking? It’s a quite impressive list of updates. Is there any areas of the car that still need attention?

Eric
I'm asking $11k here on the forum, I'm going to post it for more externally in a few days.

Interior still needs some work to make it really nice, I haven't spent much time on it other than the new carpet/soundproofing and headliner.

I haven't spent much time driving the car as I'm always working on adding tor finishing and upgrade. I find little things to start improving each time I drive, but that's what I consider fun.
 

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I'm asking $11k here on the forum, I'm going to post it for more externally in a few days.

Interior still needs some work to make it really nice, I haven't spent much time on it other than the new carpet/soundproofing and headliner.

I haven't spent much time driving the car as I'm always working on adding tor finishing and upgrade. I find little things to start improving each time I drive, but that's what I consider fun.
How’s the body? Any rusty areas?
 

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How’s the body? Any rusty areas?
Body is good. No rust areas, those were all addresses during the paint years. All areas repaired with new metal were typical (belly pan and behind rear wheels).
Floor pan got POR 15 in a few pinhole areas.
I was going to replace sear rails door a torn bolt hole, but never did. Still have new rails.

I chipped the paint on the passenger door and by the hood.
 

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Any pics of the engine compartment and the interior?
Is the added spoiler a fiberglass piece, or was it done in metal? Any pics of it during construction?
Looks like a lotta car for $11k.
 

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Revised overview:

I have had this car since 1993. I've tinkered with this one on and off the entire time.
The car is currently driving, but has not been tuned for daily use.


  • 5psd Getrag
  • 1.9 Modded with 265 Chevy pistons, larger valves, larger springs, Isky Cam
  • Compufire Ignition
  • Weber 38 DGAS, Ported Intake Manifold
  • Euro Sprint Exhaust Manifold,
  • Lightened Flywheel, S-10 Clutch
  • Larger 1975 Manta front brakes
  • Lower sport spring in front, progressive lower springs in back
  • new carpet, new headliner
  • Miata seats
  • Retrosound radio, recovered dash, and lots of sound insulation.
  • New fuel lines, steel reinforced/braided lines.
  • New starter
  • Voltage Meter replacement of the clock
  • Recovered Dash, top is good, lower sides aren’t the best around holes
  • upgraded Opel GTS brake booster
  • Interior Sound & Heat deadened.
    • Lizardskin spay on ceramic heat & sound control in full interior
    • Close cell on under carpet pad
  • Boxes full of other Opel Parts collected from owning over 15 other GT's over this time period
  • GM Alternator, 75 amp unit
  • That extra wiring fuseblock
    • 1 for always on power
      • Feeds relay for Ignition on Power
      • Feeds amp unit for stereo
    • 1 for Ignition on power
      • Compufire
      • Auxiliary cooling fan
      • Space for 2 more
  • and lots of other upgrades over the last 25 years.
To-Do Items:
  • Carb Tuning:
    • It is running rich, and stumbling at 2500-3000 RPM.
    • Just popped on a new Weber 38dgas and currently following the OpelGT.com forum and RallyeBob’s mods to tune the carb.
  • Headlights:
    • Not locking in Open Position
    • Either needs adjustment or re-build of the gear clamps
  • Exhaust pipes re-bent. The welder put them too close to the body and there are some clanks at rough idle
  • Interior:
    • I used parts I had on hand, but I would recommend new door panes, New Drivers rear qtr trim, and Rear Deck trim.
    • The rear tire area leather cover is new, but it has not been fitted or installed. It is just temporarily affixed
    • Center Console: These need fresher parts. I have some spares.
    • Needs Driver’s Visor
  • Bumpers are good, but the new set of polished stainless, or rechroming these would make it pop
  • Radio: Installed and working, but not finished.
    • I’ve placed 2 speakers in the upper deck of the rear (factory only had 1).
    • Needs final decision on other speakers, or upgrading the ones in the miata seat headrests.
  • Heater
    • Water lines not connected
    • I do have a brand new water valve I haven’t installed
  • Auxiliary Front fan:
    • Not needed, but I like to have it for 100+ head days.
    • Wiring, Relay, and Temp sensor are installed, fan is not currently installed.
  • Seats
    • Miata seats installed, the don’t fit right for me
    • I have the original seats, disassembled
    • I have a brand new set of seat leather from OGTS
    • Will need new seat foam to rebuild
  • Passenger Seat Belt
    • Need to order one from OGTS, somehow I only ordered the drivers side
  • Front windshield has small crack , needs repair
  • Driver’s window regulator
    • I’ve installed all new window tracks, and this one is really tight, plus the regulator needs some adjustment. I have to pull the window back when raising it so it doesn’t pop out
  • Window trim, outside edge of door is missing
 

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So, in other words, you are offering a trailer load of parts and a good painted shell that has some of the parts already installed ... :unsure:

I like it that you put the full description on ebay. Good luck!!

Dieter
 

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So, in other words, you are offering a trailer load of parts and a good painted shell that has some of the parts already installed ... :unsure:

I like it that you put the full description on ebay. Good luck!!

Dieter
That might be the best way to put it, as it keeps getting worked on and reassembled each time I move.

Yesterday was actually a good day of driving and tuning the car. Even got it inspected.
 

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Glad you sold it. I kept thinking about that car. You have already done most of the mods I would be doing to a 1.9, other than putting in AC.

Someone is way ahead of the game with that car IMHO.

Congrats.
 
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