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Opel GT Ultimate Portfolio 1968-1973 : Ultimate Portfolio - R. M. Clarke

Opel GT Ultimate Portfolio 1968-1973

Ultimate Portfolio

By: R. M. Clarke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2007
ISBN: 9781855207356
Number Of Pages: 200

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During the 1960s GM decided that a change of image would improve sales of the Opel, so designers and engineers were imported from the US to give the German company a shot in the arm and one of the results was the Opel GT which made its debut at Frankfurt in 1965. It was seen as a sort of European Corvette - a high-performance two-seater with dramatic styling. The Opel GT was never a very big seller and in 1973 its manufacturers withdrew it from the market altogether. In five years of production, just 103,463 cars had been sold, of which 37,726 had been the Model 77 for the US market. These low sales had also discouraged the company from producing right-hand drive models. In some ways, the GT is better appreciated now than it was when new and the articles in this collection show that Opel GTs appeal to a wide variety of enthusiasts today.

GM's Gee-Whizzers: Car Life Dec 1967p. 6
Opel GT Corvette for Europe? New for '69: Autocar Oct 3 1968p. 11
A Rare Opel: World's Fastest Sports Cars 1968p. 12
The Surprising Opel GT Continental Diary: Motor Mar 22 1969p. 16
The Opel GT: Autosport Oct 4 1968p. 17
GM's (Germany) New GT: Sports Car World Nov 1968p. 18
Opel GT: Road & Track Dec 1968p. 20
Opel GT: Foreign Car Guide Feb 1969p. 22
GM's Second Sports Car Road Test: Sports Car Graphic Apr 1969p. 26
Opel's New GT: Wheels Nov 1968p. 30
Opel GT Observed: Autocar Apr 3 1969p. 34
Drag Act: Classic and Sportscar June 1993p. 38
Opel Fruit: Classic Cars Aug 2000p. 43
Opel GT Big Surprise...Road Test: Car Life June 1969p. 48
Preview Test: Opel GT: Car and Driver Dec 1968p. 54
Opel GT Road Test: Motorcade June 1969p. 56
1.9 Opel GT Road Test: Road & Track June 1969p. 60
Why the Excitement at Buick-Opel Dealers: Road Test July 1969p. 64
Opel 1900 GT Coupe: World Car Catalogue 1969p. 71
Opel GT 1.9 Road Test: Car and Driver Sept 1969p. 72
Opel GT 1900 Road Test: Autocar Sept 11 1969p. 76
The Conversation Factor: Motor Trend Aug 1969p. 81
3000 Miles and Two "Small" Rallies in an Opel GT: World Car Guide Nov 1969p. 84
Preview of the Opel GT: Popular Imported Cars Sept 1969p. 89
Opel GT 1900cc, OHC: Car South Africa Jan 1970p. 90
Opel Kadett and GT: World Car Guide Feb 1970p. 92
Three Ways to Approach a GT - Opel GT vs. Datsun 240Z vs. MBG GT Comparison Test: Sports Car Graphic Mar 1970p. 94
Opel GT: Road Test Jan 1970p. 101
Opel GT: Car Aug 1970p. 104
For Sporting Gents Road Test: Motor June 20 1970p. 107
Opel GT: Car and Driver July 1970p. 113
The Opel GT a Sports 2-Seater: Motor Sport Sept 1970p. 118
Opel GT Service Test: Popular Imported Cars Nov 1970p. 119
Opel Aero GT Coupe: Car South Africa July 1970p. 121
Opel GT Road Test: Imported Cars 1971p. 122
Opel GT Road Test: Car and Driver Aug 1970p. 127
Opel GT: Road Test Jan 1971p. 132
California Opel GT: Popular Imported Cars Mar 1971p. 134
The $3500 GT - Opel GT vs. Datsun 240Z vs. MBG GT vs. Fiat 124 Sports Coupe vs. Triumph GT6 MK 3 Comparison Test: Road & Track July 1971p. 136
Opel GT Street & Strip Test: Custom Car Jan 1971p. 143
Opel GT: Opel 1972p. 148
Fruity Opel Restoration: Practical Classics Feb 2002p. 150
Opel's Fruit: Popular Classics Sept 1990p. 154
Pride & Joy: Old Motor Nov 1981p. 159
Opel GT: Popular Imported Cars July 1971p. 160
Opels with Hairs on their Chest: Car May 1971p. 162
Opel GT Tuning Test: Motor Sport Dec 1971p. 164
Trying to Live with Big Brother - Opel GT vs. Opel 1900 Rallye Comparison Test: Motor Trend Apr 1972p. 166
Buick Opel: Road Test Dec 1972p. 170
Opel: Road Test Feb 1973p. 173
Engine & Drive...Where Should they Go? Opel GT vs. Saab Sonnet vs Porsche 914 vs. VW Karmann Ghia Comparison Test: Road & Track July 1973p. 174
Opel Heart Surgery: Hot Rod July 1973p. 182
Opel GT-2: Road & Track Dec 1975p. 183
Tomorrow's Car Today: Asian Auto July 1976p. 186
Opel-Escent: Your Classic Jan 1994p. 188
1970 Opel GT 1.9 Drive Report: Special Interest Autos May 1997p. 192
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ISBN: 9781855207356
ISBN-10: 1855207354
Series: Ultimate Portfolio
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Brooklands Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 20.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.61

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