opel 1900 sport wagon for sale
Hopefully, batteries were removed prior to storage. The now-former owner of the garage doesn’t want the cars, and neither does the new building owner. Great driver, gorgeous looking. Parking spaces were much larger in the 70’s, and people were generally much more considerate. The Opel 1900 Sport Wagon was based on the Opel Ascona as it was known in Europe, and cars like these were imported and sold through Buick dealerships when new. This wagon's bodywork is straight and solid, the chrome-bladed bumpers fit tightly to the body and look fantastic. RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks. And speaking of Opels in the movies, Farias' fleet of cars has appeared in quite a few features over the years, with the 1984 Opel Senator taking part in the upcoming Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet feature “Labor Day,” which will open on the holiday of the same name later this year (with the Opel receiving top billing alongside Brolin and Winslet). Part of the problem was Opel's positioning in the U.S. as part of General Motors, and the overall commitment of the corporation to continue marketing the Opel lineup. Body lines look incredibly nice, with relatively few door dings. In the U.S., however, the Ascona was only offered from 1971-1975, and enjoyed relatively modest sales. The yellow one is a 1975 fuel injected car, while the white one appears to be a carbureted 1974. It’s been a while since I got elbow deep in 1.9 Ascona. MORE OPEL ( referring to the decal on the White one) Needless to say, these early captive import branding exercises needed some ironing out, and perhaps a flow chart or two. The shop I worked was actually listed as an Opel dealer. If you take it to a local cruise night or a car show, odds are it will be one of a few or the only one there. The earlier iteration though, 1969-1970. Click here to get it featured on the homepage instead. Motor and accessory parts I can cross ref. Where are you finding your parts? Engine bay of the 1900, featuring the 1.9 liter engine. All used a single barrel carburetor. Find 1960 to 1975 Opel Cars for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. Or Copy & Paste the Link Below to Watch Video: Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you. Having removed the engine and the transmission, Farias had measured the cuts in the firewall that needed to be made to shoehorn the large Senator B engine, and was about to start cutting when the phone rang, with the movie studio telling him that they needed the wagon. Hers was very practical for college runs. I saw the building they were in in the early ’80’s.It was next- “So did they have any non-Opels in the film at all?” we ask. Love these. There was a 904 outside of the shop. Cool cars – I wish I could get them. If you are looking for a cute runabout to add to your collection, you collect German vehicles or if you want something economical to use as a second or third car, visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars today and take a peek at this Opel. Next time we see the Sport Wagon, it will probably be ready to star in an entirely different Hollywood film with that engine out of the Opel Senator B sedan. So much for the most reputable rebuilder in New Jersey!”. By 1975 Opel's stateside offerings had thinned out and gave way to tortured pieces of branding that were “The Buick Opel by Isuzu” and the “Opel Isuzu.” Period advertisements expended paragraph after paragraph of copy (remember the time when car advertisements had more than one sentence?) Opel didn't offer a full lineup in the U.S. to begin with, and by the mid-1970s some were questioning its continued presence in the U.S. market. So he had wagons, and he called me up and chatted, and he said 'I've got two wagons for sale, you want to come down and take a look at them?' Classics on Autotrader has listings for new and used Opel Classics for sale near you. Though the lack of title may be an issue for some, those of us in states that create exceptions for older cars should take a look. They’re going to sell for cheap and will end in another barn for years because parts availability. ” Farias chuckles. We had a crap ton of those. This wagon rolls on factory rally wheels surrounded by radials, size 175/70R13 at all four corners. It was seemingly indestructible but was developing holes in the floor. It is an unrestored, two-owner car that was made in Antwerp, Belgium.This out standing example is beeing sold on a California Actual Mileage Title. The original Solex was usually pitched in favor of a Weber. Sold as the Opel 1900 in the U.S. through Buick dealerships, the first-generation Ascona was quite a hit in Europe when it arrived on the automotive scene in 1970. All three body styles were offered at first, but the four-door sedan was dropped after 1973. So I finally started looking into it, and when they replaced the lifters they used some from a small block Chevy. Other than gas, I think I spent $25 having the radiator recored and another $75 to buy the parts car. Giant junk piles in the back of both. The black instrument panel and copper-colored inner door liners are also in decent condition. door to Bayside Racing – Bruce Levin’s shop. My mom drove it for several years in the early ’90s. Everything about it says fun! The Opel 1900 Sport Wagon is not your average grocery getter. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! As a matter of fact, Farias was about to swap a six-cylinder engine out of a 1990 Opel Senator B into this very Opel 1900 to give the car a little more oomph. Only in Farias' case, the seller's counteroffer was in a direction that most of us just aren't used to, to say the least. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. That would probably explain the lack of door dings. “I guess he felt it was going to a good home.”. The 74 only had the blitz, even though the grills can easily be swapped, the bracket proves out. Rarely-seen 1973 Opel Sports Wagon (VIN code L15) Between 1971 and 1975 they were sold through Buick dealers in the United States Unrestored, two-owner car 1.9L Opel CIH four-cylinder engine (VIN code N) Three-speed automatic transmission Sunset Copper exterior with copper interior … The Sport Wagon was actually a pretty sharp looker, with a three-door body and large rear cargo hatch. Last Car Available Here With 4-Speed Manual Trans? They both are manual trans cars, the yellow one would have an “automatic” emblem under the F.I. 1.9L Opel CIH four-cylinder engine (VIN code N). , also the grill shots show where the grills both have the word “OPEL” in them, only the 75 grill had this along with the blitz emblem. The white headliner is in satisfactory order, as is the factory two-spoke steering wheel, horn is inop. Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique used cars for sale, certified pre-owned car listings, and new car classifieds. 1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep Runs and drives good vintage cj flathead, 1954 Willys cj3b Coupe Black 4WD Automatic, 1951 Willys Custom built 4 Wheel drive Pickup, Engine size: 1973 Opel 1900 1900 Sports Wagon 1973 Opel 1900 Sports Wagon Description . From 1971-75, the 1.9-liter Opel Ascona A was exported to the United States as the "Opel 1900" sold through Buick-Opel dealerships. Merger on! Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. 1973 Opel 1900 Sports Wagon . I’ll bet you can’t…. There was a bronze-colored one of these in my neighborhood growing up, a ’74, which traded hands among several families in the neighborhood, including mine. That's perfectly fine with Gary Farias, who prefers his daily drivers to be less than immediately recognizable by most of the motoring public. Used to work on these a ton in the mid 80’s to late 90’s. Inside, the car's copper interior is in overall very good order. Farias maintains a “majority stake” in New England-based Opels, with a total of seven cars from the Russelsheim manufacturer, and uses this 1972 Opel 1900 Sport Wagon, or the Ascona as it was known in other markets, as his daily driver. Find it here on eBay and located in New Mexico. When you think of station wagons from the 1970s, an image of the Opel 1900 probably isn't the first thing that pops into your head, right? In back, the cargo area behind the rear seat is in very good order. Old, rare, muscle cars, street rods auctions, 1971 Opel GT 1.9 1900 4 cylinder manual transmission sports car German Buick, 1975 OPEL 1900 2 Door ECO-TEC Hot Rod Wagon Project, 1971 OPEL 1900 WAGON - NICE ORIGINAL - L@@K, 1973 opel manta A 31,000 original miles 2nd owner 1900 gt great for restoration, 1974 OPEL 2 DOOR 1900 WAGON 4 CYLINDER AUTOMATIC AC 1 OWNER 49K ORIG MILES, 1970 Opel, Opel, Opel parts, 1900 parts, 1900, 1973 OPEL GT 1900 manta kadet BARN FIND dealer A/C 29,000 original miles no rust, 1974 OPEL 1900 2 DOOR WAGON 49K ORIGINAL MILES 1 OWNER A/C NICE ORIGINAL CAR. Getting a bonded title in New Mexico is easy and relatively affordable. 750 hp with a/c! This garage environment looks nicer than some living rooms I’ve been in, and perhaps that dry storage arrangement has helped keep these 1900s looking so sharp. But by 1981 General Motors, perhaps sensing that its continued use of the Opel name stretched the American car buying public's patience past its breaking point, decided that it was about time for this movie to end. Barely any details are provided about either car. I found the “garage find” of a lifetime there a few years ago (one of the more exotic cars I’ve ever owned) and getting the title was easy. Deming, New Mexico is generally thought of as New Mexico’s arm pit, but it really isn’t that bad, there are at least half a dozen towns even worse – think Lordsburg, Artesia, Alamogordo immediately come to mind without needing to mention Gallup, Columbus or Hurley. As we climb in, we decide to ask Farias where he managed to find this example. Unfortunately, poor execution on the sales side limited the successes of the 1900, and it’s highly obscure today. Mine was given to me by my music teacher and the fastback car became a donor for its instrument cluster and posher interior. The Opel 1900 in Pennsylvania at an Opel meet. “Oh yeah, there's a lot of '70s cars,” he replies. Specs datasheet with technical data and performance data plus an analysis of the direct market competition of Opel 1900 Sportwagon in 1975 the model with 3-door station wagon body and Line-4 1897 cm3 / 115.7 cui engine size, 60.4 kW / 82 PS / 81 hp (SAE net) of power, 130 Nm / 96 lb-ft of torque, 4-speed manual powertrain offered since May 1974 for North America . So I went up there and looked at it, and it started right up, but it was running rough and the brakes weren't working. Don't miss what's happening in your neighborhood. Ford mid-sized Taunus range. I still have the front grille ornament. The Ascona was developed as a replacement to the Kadett but late in the car's development Opel chose to instead develop a new, smaller Kadett and instead positioned the Ascona as a competitor to the successful. 2020 Topclassiccarsforsale.com - Classic cars for sale. 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