The guy that had it, Jim Norris bought it from up north somewhere. I sold him a factory air cleaner for it and such, but he just mainly buys and sells Opel GTs. I replied to your other thread and you may try to check with Gordy about hisDoes anyone know anything about this car, it's history, etc? It's been on and off of ebay a few times now over the past few months.
By the VIN 931881176 that GT is a late 1969 or verry early 1970 GT.Anyway it is a 1970 Model.It looks to be a pretty good condition. There are some parts that aren't original but returning it to factory condition shouldn't be too hard. It's also a European spec 1.1L GT and unless it was converted to this spec, that would make it even rarer. The vast majority of the production was for the US market and less than 4,000 1.1L GT's were made, 3,573 to be exact. This car hasn't been added to either online Opel registry so we don't know the build date. If the build date was late enough, it could realistically be one of the 1970 1.1L GT's, which only 38 were built. 1968 only had 12 built, and these would probably have a split bumper. Finding a '68 1.1L would be super rare.
On the rear panel, 1100 never show up.Only the letters OPEL.The early GT's did have 1900 and 1100 on the rear of the car but you can get these today. They did them in black and red, depending on the year and I can't remember what color went to which year.
Yup, I'll know more once I start stripping that one down. All three of the rust buckets I got from that Missouri batch have serious, serious issues. I thought about just stripping, selling what I could and scrapping the rest of the rust dust, but my son wants to see what we can do to resuscitate them. "Gangrene too extreme" is how I'm fondly referring to the '72 we're starting with first. It has the most rot and issues. Don't know why that pic is rotating on me after upload.It's starting to sound like this car was built from two or three donor cars. I've seen a couple of GT's built this way, some good, some not so good.
Maybe it was done because the 11SR is a sporty and rev happy smooth running engine with a broad powerband. Larger valves, porting and a free flow exhaust with a header and it can make +80hp and still be streetable. And since it has a forged crank, it can be welded for a little bit more stroke and an be over bored a millimeter or two to increase the displacement to 1,3 or 1,4 liters.Hmmm... thx for the speedo info. It will be interesting to look at the one on the 70 I have with the 1.1 drive train in a moment.
Still, I'm 99.999% sure someone shoved that 1.1 in a 1.9 chassis. For the life of me though I can't figure why someone would have done that.
Yeah, I was wondering about the aftermarket/homemade air plumbing people were talking about on it. I have the stock 1.1L GT air plumbing set up too. If I do happen to get that yellow one then I'll have a spare now.In april 23 it show up here first by Ron in post 1509 in thread ebay deal of the week
The GT do not met reserve.Here with the selfmade air cleaner.
Interesting on the power extract of the 1.1. I'll have to learn more. I was reading the 2.4L thread and my thought has always been balance on that large of an I-4. Porsche of course employed the Mitsubishi balance shaft design on their large displacement I4 engines to help smooth those.Maybe it was done because the 11SR is a sporty and rev happy smooth running engine with a broad powerband. Larger valves, porting and a free flow exhaust with a header and it can make +80hp and still be streetable. And since it has a forged crank, it can be welded for a little bit more stroke and an be over bored a millimeter or two to increase the displacement to 1,3 or 1,4 liters.