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Old 06-30-2015, 03:27 PM #1
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Any love for the lesser known classics?

Just thought I'd throw this out there and see who out there has a lesser known... or completely unknown classic in the garage...

Any given weekend at the local Cars & Coffee there's the usual gaggle of 60s and 70s muscle. A host of Euro sports and a smattering of exotics thrown in.

But (well up until last weekend) there's usually one of mine in the lot.

Here's my other other other toy!

She's a 1973 Opel GT. Imported for only 5 years by Buick, it's a fun little run about. With only a 1.9L I-4, it's not going to break any speed records, but that's not the point.

And yes, it does resemble the mako body style corvettes and there's a reason for that. Same GM design house did this car before redesigning the Corvette for 1968.



Here's another pic with a mini cooper for size reference



Notice the red one behind mine... He fell in love with mine and went out and found one.





Let's see what you got... Post up. Be proud of not being in the "Oh look, another mustang" club.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:44 PM #2
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My Mustang is faster, handles better, is more practical vehicle, etc.

Proud of not being in the "Oh look, another slow car that isn't particularly good at anything besides being a novelty" club.

All that being said, I think those old Opels are pretty neat. I've always had a thing for those and Triumphs for some reason.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:51 PM #3
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neighbor of mine used to have one of these, good design, I know nothing about them though
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:51 PM #4
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I think you took that mustang comment a bit too seriously. I have no problem with pony cars. My first car was a 66 mustang. I had a 2012 mustang as well until a hail storm made quick work of it.

And you're right, there's nothing practical about it... There's absolutely no way this would be my daily driver. The lack of AC alone makes it a pain in the *** to drove around here.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:34 PM #5
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I love looking at many of these older cars like this.

I especially love older Japanese classics, as they are so rare to see around here.

In other news, that poor S2000 next to you looks hellaflushed out.. but it gives me a good idea of the size of your car.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:01 PM #6
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When I lived in CO, my next door neighbor's kid had an old 280Z. I tried numerous times to buy it off of him, but he knew what he had...
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:44 PM #7
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Well it's no ford King ranch f250 but I guess it's not terrible. Opel was always the mandatory ****ty car you had to get in the grand turismo games. I picked it because it was german not sure if that was a good strategy as they sucked
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In hindsight I prolly should have started off with a Pontiac grand am I heard their sub 40mph handling is pretty awesome
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:44 PM #9
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Nice Opel, I love the oddball cars. If you are into older cars, give the Gilmore museum in Michigan a look.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:11 PM #10
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Never seen that before, but really nice!
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:47 PM #11
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We used to have an apartment we rented out and the tenant had a 73(?) Opel GT. Made quite an impression on my as a 5 yo.

Used to crew for a guy with a 79 280Z. Great car. We never had to work on it. His brother had a 84 CRX. Another great car. Maybe not a classic but greatly unappreciated.
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