Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Opel GT Batmobile For $9000?

An astonishing 93% of you felt that paying $200,000 for an '81 Buick Regal with the Gale Banks prototype turbo V6 » 11/10/08 8:00am 11/10/08 8:00am would require a trip to Booth Number Two for the crack pipe. Today's contestant sold for far less, and we could see how driving it would be pretty damn fun… but nine grand? That's how much the winning…

Opel GT: No Room For Your Strudel-Fed Butt, Old Man!

Opel's German marketers apparently figured that the German target market for the GT had to be skinny Teutonic Manson Family followers » 11/03/08 3:00pm 11/03/08 3:00pm, so it made sense to show how fat, well-heeled, vaguely perved-out old car geeks would be kept away from the GT by its sporty small size. Here we see a grizzled Stalingrad survivor,…

Opel GT: Choice Of Screaming German Hippies!

Not speaking German, we're probably more frightened by this ad that might be warranted. Perhaps the target market of the Opel GT wasn't really German-style Manson Families looking for some quick, sporty wheels with which to hunt victims in preparation for the final days of Hëltër Schkëltër. Maybe it was all about… » 7/08/08 11:00am 7/08/08 11:00am

Irmscher GT i40: An Opel GT With V8 Power

Who says the Germans are always hung up on Bruce? Sure, the press release we just received from German tuning house Irmscher says "Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail" at the bottom; but the body of the message has an entirely different tone. Forget the standard weaksauce Ecotec 4-pot; it seems… » 2/26/08 9:45am 2/26/08 9:45am

Project Car Hell: Four Opel GTs or Two Fiat 600s?

We had quite the excitement yesterday, what with the virtual tie between the '81 Lancia Zagato and the '74 AMC Javelin in the polling (the Javelin wins by a nose). Now that we've breached the $2000 Project Car Hell price barrier, we might as well do away with the requirement that a Hell Project needs to be a single car » 8/03/07 5:15pm 8/03/07 5:15pm

V8 Opel GT: For The Manta Man Who Has Everything

We all know the Manta was the German counterpart to the Camaro, complete with all the F-body's associated sociocultural , er, attributes, but what about the German Corvette counterpart? We're talking about the original Opel GT, of course, and what better car for the upwardly-mobile bemulleted V8 Manta driver to add… » 6/12/07 10:30am 6/12/07 10:30am

French Auto Journalist Killed During Opel GT Press Drive

It could have been any of us hacks, behind the wheel of an unfamiliar car on a picturesque but potentially treacherous road, possibly poking at the limits of adhesion so we might return a colorful review that conveys the experience poignantly. But it was French automotive journalist Michel Barelli who was killed this… » 1/29/07 4:03pm 1/29/07 4:03pm

The Red Badge Engineering of Courage: The Opel GT

More cowbell! GM's Opel outfit released details and visuals on the Saturn Sky variant that will revive the Opel GT badge. Like the Sky Red Line, the GT will get GM's turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four, producing 264 hp — good for a zero-to-60 time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph. It's been given… » 1/25/07 11:09am 1/25/07 11:09am