1971 OPEL GT
Opel is the German division
of GM, founded by Adam Opel. Many
different Opel sedan and sport models were sold by GM dealers in the U.S. during
the 60’s and 70’s.
The Opel GT was introduced in 1968 and later sold in Canada.
As a result, the only Opel ever sold by GM of Canada was the 1971 and
1972 GT. A unique feature of the
steel bodied car is the positioning of the engine.
It is set completely behind the front wheels, enabling an even weight
distribution front to rear for incredible cornering performance.
the cars from GM of Europe are the starting point for the design of many U.S.
vehicles. The only German built
Opel sold in the U.S. recently is the Cadillac Catera. It is actually a German Opel with a Cadillac grille.
I purchased this car in a
state of partial disassembly in Abbotsford during 1980 and have driven it 70,000
miles. With today’s fuel prices, its 45 miles
per gallon is very appealing if you don’t
need much room!