I ran across the show by accident. It was too cool! I was thinking the same thing.....those cars looked like they were lots of work to drive. They sure sounded good, though. Anyone know what V8 engine that was?
Small block Chevy, since Vauxhaul is corporate GM. Opel used to install 283's and 327's in various passenger cars in Germany (the standard 190 hp and 230 hp 'gross' hp rated versions, nothing hotter). Unfortunately, the cars were the larger, heavier cars (Diplomat for example) and the cars were not particularly fast, although they were *great* cruisers. Interestingly too, Opel used the 283 and 327 from 1968 until 1975 or so, even though Chevy stopped using those sizes in ?68? or thereabouts, and went with the 350, 307, and 400 engines. Maybe Opel got the leftover 'surplus' engines?
Still, it would be cool to get a set of those 'Opel' V8 valve covers for a SB Chevy over here!
'No, I'm not putting a Chevy V8 into any of my Opels'
I believe the car is a Vauxhaul 'droop-snoot' Firenza, albeit heavily modified. The production car was about 2 feet narrower! Similar to the IMSA Monza'a with the massive flares. You can barely see the parent car beneath the spoilers!
Did you notice the yellow Opel Ascona rally car driven by Tony Pond at the Manx rallye? Typical Opel though, broke the rear axle.....
Friday 6 11 21 I met with a fellow Opeler for a trip to Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson AZ.
Here we have a Saturn Sky/Opel GT,.. a Buick Regal/Opel Insignia, ..& an original OPEL GT.
The Museum has nearly 300 aircraft from several countries displayed over 80 acres, and in 5 hangars.
After a couple weeks and a couple hundred miles I've come
to the realization that the wagon is waaayyy too noisy so
started down the path of trying to quiet the interior down
some. I priced Dynamat, picked myself up off the floor and
went looking for an alternative. Came across a product
After fighting for too long to get my factory stamped pan flat and non-leaking I finally just decided to bite the bullet and design up my own aluminum one. Is there any interest in more? I have my first batch coming soon. It's made from 6061, shot-peened and hardcoat anodized aluminum...
Hi! After 6 years of hibernation I am reassembly my 73 GT. I bought new kick panels (3 years ago LOL!) but have misplaced some of the hardware. I'm missing three clips and 5 plugs. Unfortunately OGTS is out-of-stock. I want to install the kick plates before putting the dash in. If someone has...
Myself, Yvonne and a few friends of mine decided to get our cars out and ride up to the mountains of North Carolina today. Took old mountains roads and ended up at the oldest operating General Store in the United States, Mast General Store in Valli Crusis, NC. Still has a operating Post Office...