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.....
This is a popular thread in another car forum that I frequent, so I thought I would try it out here, and see if it catches on.
In that forum, it is a "sticky" so it stays near the top of the thread list and has about 180 pages of replies. :cool:
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I was fortunate enough today for the weather to be nice, so I drove my GT to work, which some months is a frequent event. I am always slightly above posted speed limits (typically 2 to 5 mph), and the route is generally very heavily patrolled. What is it with this car that draws people to...
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...