1970 Buick Opel GT – Sold For $14,000!

July 20, 2021 Update – We’re pleased to report the seller and one of the top bidders during the auction came to an agreement of $14,000.

July 8, 2021 Update – The top bid of $8,900 did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this 1970 Opel GT to our Rides Still Available page where you can either choose to pay the seller’s reserve by clicking the “Buy Now” button or by placing a reasonable counter-offer by selecting the “Start Bidding” button and entering your amount.

GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this 1970 Opel GT for our latest reserve auction lot. Bidding opens Monday, June 21, 2021, at Noon Eastern Time and continues Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. This Opel GT is currently located approximately one hour’s drive from the Wilmington, North Carolina airport.

To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel:

Ken, the current caretaker of this Opel GT, rescued the car approximately two years ago from a stalled father and son project that really just needed to be reassembled with a few new parts added to the large number of parts that came with the car. Originally built as a Rallye Orange car, the Father and Son team completed a color change repaint in a close approximation of Flame Red.  We rate the paint job an amateur-level job and the Lemon Squad inspector went to great lengths to show the areas of orange peel and other blemishes.  It’s a great-looking car, but know that the paint is not Concours quality.

Ken reports that all the replaced pieces were provided new in their shipping boxes. It is now complete and back on the road running great. While Ken elected to install the aftermarket wheels shown on the car, the original rims will be included as part of the sale (pictures to be provided soon).

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1970 Buick Opel GT, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

15 Comments
  1. Guys with Rides

    Bidding is now open and we’ve started the auction at $5,000. We will be adding more pictures and a video very soon. If you have any questions about this car, please comment here or call us at 877-468-6497. Happy bidding!

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    • Walter DeGroat

      Can shipping be set up through your company?Does the winning bidder have to pick it up locally or provide a third party shipper?

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      • Guys with Rides

        Yes, we can provide the contacts for several recommended shippers so that you do not have to take your chances dealing with a broker.

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    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe the winning bid didn’t best the reserve on this GT. I thought my bid of $7500 was at least a grand over true value. Good luck.

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  2. Ron w

    Other than being sold at their dealerships i don’t think Buick had anything to do with the GT.

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    • Guys with Rides

      That is very true Ron.

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  3. Trapper54

    was the engine rebuilt?

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    • Guys with Rides

      The seller does not have any receipts to prove the engine has been rebuilt but is confident at a minimum it has been resealed that included a head gasket. As the pre-purchase inspection (“PPI”) and videos illustrate, the engine starts and idles well and the inspection drive indicated the engine has adequate power.

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  4. Vladimír Zavřel

    At what price is the seller willing to sell this car?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Vladimir, as is true with any reserve auction, the reserve price is not revealed until a bid equal to or exceeding it has been received.

      In addition to the comparable past sale data points in the graph provided above, you can see the range of values based on the Hagerty Insurance Valuation tool to make informed bids:

      https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1970-Opel-GT

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      • vladimír

        Hi, I would pay what the seller required

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        • Guys with Rides

          Vlad, if you are serious, please check your email and call me in the US at the number provided.

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  5. Anonymous

    Nice car but let’s be realistic. Amature resto with plenty of flaws. Nice driver hopefully. $8900 is a very fair offer. Have cash

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  6. Hanz

    Pay at once 15000. Write me bank account. Hanz

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    • Guys with Rides

      We do not provide bank accounts to people via email who haven’t even bid on a car. If you are serious bout the car, follow the instructions provided above, register to bid, and place your bid of $15,000. Then we will work from there.

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