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 60s and 70s.  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.  Today 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 todays fuel prices, its 45 miles per gallon is very appealing if you dont need much room!

Jim Carpenter