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Onno Vocks Images ’70 Opel GT

1970 Opel GT, my favorite car, first shown in an auto show in 1966. Designed by some of the same people that restyled the 1967 Corvette Stingray and the family resemblance shows.

1970 Opel GT, my favorite car, first shown in an auto show in 1966. Designed by some of the same people that restyled the 1968 Corvette Stingray and the family resemblance shows.

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4 responses

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Hiya, Came to see what you’re up to but can’t see your latest.

    It’d be great if you had a CALENDAR WIDGET – so people can navigate through that. Hope you don’t mind me saying!! ? I just wanted to see more, and I’m hanging out this Easter & thought to stop by.

    🙂 Happy holidays.

    March 30, 2013 at 4:36 am

    • Thanks for taking an interest, and sorry, there is nothing new right now. I’m working on 8 other Internet projects right now so it will take a few weeks before I get back to posting on WP. Dark side was the last post I edited. Happy Easter 🙂

      March 30, 2013 at 9:21 am

  2. That car looks like a blend between the Corvette (as you say) and a Triumph (TR7 or TR8, I think – the rounded pop-up headlights, sharp nose combo) – at the front. From the windscreen back it looks like a Series 1 or 2 Mazda RX-7. Obviously this car predates the RX! So now I know where the Mazda guys got their styling cues from. I like it…

    September 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

    • This car made it’s debut in an Auto show in 1966, but GM, who owns Opel, decided to delay production until 1968 so the Corvette could catch up in the styling dept. It shared many parts with the Opel Cadet, also sold as the Chevrolet Chevette in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The Bodies were made in France and the final assembly was in Germany. The Opel GT wasn’t a bad car and in later years many were modified with the more powerful 2.4 liter F.I. engine with a Getrag 5 speed, some achieved a top end of about 180 Mph. Production was halted in 1973, the GM scare-dee cats had to concentrate on the Corvette as Datsun had made serious inroads to Corvette territory with the 240Z. They didn’t want one of their own products to compete with the Corvette. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post 🙂

      September 30, 2014 at 7:27 am

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