1973 Opel GT

This 1973 Opel GT spent time in Pennsylvania and California before it was acquired by the seller in 2016. Subsequent refurbishment work included repairing dents and rust, refinishing the car in Chromium Yellow, resurfacing the flywheel, and replacing the clutch, water pump, rear main seal, and various gaskets, exterior seals, and interior trim components as well as installing an aluminum radiator, a Bosal muffler, a replacement rack and pinion steering assembly, and lowering springs. Powered by a 1.9-liter inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission, the car also features pop-up headlights, a power antenna, replacement chrome-finished mirrors and badges, 13″ Rostyle wheels, black vinyl upholstery, a replacement wood-rimmed steering wheel, crank windows, and a Sony AM/FM/cassette stereo. This Opel GT is now offered in Texas with a workshop manual and a clean Wisconsin title.

1973 Opel GT

The seller states that the car was refinished in Chromium Yellow in 2016, following dent removal as well as rust repairs to the rear wheel wells. The car features pop-up headlights in addition to a power-deployable antenna, and additional refurbishment work in 2016 included replacing the mirrors, chrome-finished emblems, and various window rubbers and exterior seals. The seller notes corrosion in areas of missing protective coating at the front of the car.

1973 Opel GT

Rostyle 13″ wheels are wrapped in 185/70 Kumho Solus KR21 tires. The suspension has been lowered 1.5″ up front and 1″ out back via a replacement leaf spring and replacement coil springs, respectively. A replacement rack and pinion steering assembly was fitted in 2016 in addition to replacement front shock absorbers, tie rods, and upper ball joints. A 1″ front anti-roll bar was fitted in 2022, at which time a 9″ brake booster was installed along with a replacement brake reservoir, front wheel bearings, and front calipers, pads and rotors.

1973 Opel GT

The seating surfaces are trimmed in black vinyl, and refurbishment work under current ownership included overhauling the heater core, installing sound-deadening material, and replacing the shifter boot, driver-side window regulator, rear parcel shelf, headliner, seatbelts, sun visors, heater controls and cables, and carpeting. An auxiliary starter motor switch with a relay is located beneath the dashboard, which also houses a Sony AM/FM/cassette stereo.

1973 Opel GT

The replacement wood-rimmed steering wheel sits ahead of a replacement 150-mph speedometer and a tachometer, while auxiliary gauges are located at the top of the center stack. The five-digit odometer shows 99k miles, approximately 4k of which were added during current ownership. Total mileage is unknown.

1973 Opel GT

The 1.9-liter cam-in-head inline-four was factory rated at 102 horsepower, and it drives the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. Work under current ownership is said to have included changing the fuel level and oil pressure sending units, resealing the camshaft plate, resurfacing the flywheel, and installing an aluminum radiator and rubber engine mounts as well as replacing the radiator fan, water pump, oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, clutch, rear main seal, and positive battery cable.

1973 Opel GT

A Bosal exhaust muffler was installed in 2017. Corrosion is visible on various underbody components, and additional underside photos can be viewed in the gallery below.

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