I freaking don’t believe it! This lowly olelongrooffan stumped the band and all of my fellow Hoons! Even my fellow Floridian…tonyola…I didn’t think that was possible…
You guys can identify an Alfa Rome
ro Mustang knock off and a March Hare but a simple Opel was beyond our reach.
And I’m not talking about the infamous Kadette that Bob Lutz proudly rolled back in the day….
This olelongrooffan was out Hooning around and heading east on Granada Boulevard, beachside the other day. Lo and behold this 1968 Opel GT pulled out in front of me as I was stopped at a red light.
Well if my fellow Hoons know me as I would suspect you do by now you know I
stalked followed that little German creation until it had found its resting place that day. After all…I hadn’t seen one of these out in the wild and running in quite some time.
I parked my Comanche a few spaces away and approached the driver of this sports car…a 75 year old woman of German descent!
Hence the automatic transmission.
I struck up a conversation with her and she mentioned it is her daily driver and has been since she acquired it 25 years ago. “Yeah” she commented, “I think of it as my mini-Corvette.” I have to agree but the first thing that came to my mind when I first saw it was the split bumpers
and the fact my older brother’s first gen spitfire had them also.
However those taillights and dual exhaust pipes did remind me of a C-3 Corvette.
And that Mystery Car clue is the vents found on either side of the bulge possessing hood.
Now, I have been told that this GT was not one of the fastest cars around but there
no doubt it is a fastback. And a rare one at that.
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