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07-29-2004, 02:18 PM
Looks really, really slick IMO. Well besides the side pipes and clear lenses. https://www.automobileforum.com/forums/html//emoticons/hail.gif

too bad Opel didn't a version like this.

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07-29-2004, 02:31 PM
Never been a fan of the GT, but that one is kind’a nice. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

I had a buddy who owned one while we where in the Marine Corps together stationed on the East Coast. Fun car road trip car – unless you’re the unlucky guy stuck in the back. Oh goodness - my backside still aches to this day when I remember that trip from Jacksonville NC to Ashville NC riding in the back of one.

One negative note however - /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif Kind of cheeky looking, having the side pipes and while the real exhaust is sticking out the back end. I’d pick one or the other and stick with that.

07-29-2004, 02:42 PM
I think the GT would have lasted longer had Opel done something along these lines in the first place.
I wouldn't mind having something like this for myself.
Now, let's see. There's a GT for sale about a mile from the house, I've got blades for the Sawzall, a 4x8 sheet of 20 Ga. steel,..................Nah, too much work.

07-29-2004, 03:15 PM
I think the GT would have lasted longer had Opel done something along these lines in the first place...

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The GT had a pretty good run (1968 to 1973 with over 100k sold) considering it was never meant to be produced (it was designed as an engineering test bed).

Opel did make a couple of T-top show cars but they were never developed for production.

For those of you not familiar with the GT I should point out that Bret's discomfort in the back is due to the fact that it is a two-seater. For the two up front they're quite comfy. (I used to stuff my brother in the back of his.)