Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Orange
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
Registration Number: JAT 95L
Chassis Number: 772982095
First presented as a styling exercise in 1965 at the Paris and Frankfurt motor shows, the stylish Opel GT was introduced as a production model late in 1968; the body was made by French contractor Brissonneau & Lotz.
The standard Opel GT was equipped with a base 1.1 L OHV straight-4 engine, which produced 67 hp at 6000 rpm, but most buyers chose an optional 1.9 litre Cam-In-Head (CIH) engine, which produced 102 hp at 5200 rpm; this is the unit fitted to today’s car. A steel monocoque and a conventional front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout was used, and the engine was mounted far back in the chassis to improve weight distribution. Front suspension consisted of upper A-arms and a lower transverse leaf spring. A live axle and coil springs were used in the rear. The power-assisted braking system us