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GT #0479 (the one in question) was owned by 8 people in its short life, been in 4 reported accidents, and has had an extensive rebuild of the front-end. However, it appears to have always been a US car. Given the shoddy work in most garages, and the GT's very complex front linkage system, it's not hard to imagine that something mechanical could have gone wrong.

Billy, if you have any desire for a sports car, at all, you should snap this up, if you can. That's a remarkable little Opel with 72k miles, a very solid service/maintenance record, and no wrecks.

http://bringatrailer.com/2013/12/11/bat-exclusive-dads-1970-opel-gt/


There's a little rust underneath, but it isn't bad. Just sand it off, spray on a good sealant, and you're GTG. No, it won't be crazy fast, but a sweeter little weekend runabout you'll not find for that price.

Edit: Oh, and that color is perfect. cool.gif


And yet it still screams 13B to me:)

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I love the lines, much more attractive than the same-year vette, IMO.

Sexy profile:





and no, keep the Wankel away from it! lol
Edited by Magick Man - 12/12/13 at 7:25am
post #5193 of 7312
I thought the 13B was a great idea!

245 HP for normally aspirated or 365 HP with an 8-10 psi supercharger. http://www.pettitracing.com/rx8-engines/

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Goggomobil is quite a cool little manufacturer. I'm not a microcar guy, but I wouldn't mind owning one of those.

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Speaking of Wankel goodness...

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Ah, the 787B.... Japanese tuner Scoot put one of those engines in an FD3. Heaven! Kinda like the current trend of putting genuine Nascar engines in anything hot roddy.
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On my flight back from Dallas I finally got to see Rush the film about Hunt & Lauda. I liked the movie, but it wasn't much of a racing movie. The racing scenes were shot very oddly - clearly they didn't want to bother actually shooting real cars on a track. It didn't help that I kept waiting for Hunt to swing his mighty hammer... tongue.gif

Actually, some of my favorite parts of the movie were the cameo appearances of the 6-wheel P34 and the John Player Special Lotus 77.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 12/13/13 at 8:36pm
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"Rushes"to get a copy.
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Have you guys heard about the re-cut & re-release of Weekend of a Champion? Roman Polanski spent a weekend with Sir Jackie Stewart in 1971 at Monaco. SJS was one of my heroes while growing-up - both while he was racing and when he was with ABC's Wide World of Sports.

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I'm so pi**ed off I can't stand it. mad.gif I went to my local pharmacy to get a prescription filled, so while waiting I noticed there was a lady there talking with the pharmacist. She appeared to be in her mid-50s and in obvious pain, with large arthritic knuckles, a hunched back, and was leaning on a cane. Within minutes she was crying, and I could hear why, the pharmacy staff member was being very condescending and treating her like a dog, because she didn't have insurance. The customer was shocked that a single medication had gone up from ~$70 /mo to over $200 and the staff member was saying things like, "cash customers who abuse these drugs are the reason we had to raise the prices on them", and "we aren't responsible for your budget, maybe you can borrow the money from a relative?"

At that point I just about lost it and walked over to them and asked, "What medication is so bad that you can't treat this poor lady with respect?" The pharmacist blinked. "Sir, this is a confidential discussion", she shot back. "No it isn't, everyone in the place heard you degrading this woman, can't you see how much she's suffering? Would you want someone treating your mother this way?" I turned to the woman with arthritis, "how much is your medicine, sweetheart?" She told me and I gave her the money. She started crying again and thanked me, then gave me a hug (awww). redface.gif By that time the pharmacist was livid, she looked like she was about to say something but I cut her off. "Keep your piehole shut, unless you're going to apologize. The owner of this place is a friend mine, and you can bet your overstuffed a** I'm going to talk to him about this." At that she spun around, walked to the back, and I heard a door slam. I walked the older lady up to the counter, making sure everything was okay (turns out she was getting a pain medication that's very similar to what I take), she then profusely thanked me again and wished me a merry Christmas and left.

Not 5 minutes later, while I was at the counter paying for my medication, the pharmacy owner walked in. Apparently the witch had called him, telling him that some customer was causing trouble and "cussing her out". He saw me and looked surprised, but I filled him in on what had happened, word for word, and his face nearly turned purple. He thanked me, however, then made a beeline for the back office, where I assume the angry, hateful employee was hiding. I'm not sure what happened after that, but I'll bet you it wasn't pleasant, for her. biggrin.gif

So, be kind and respectful, especially to those who are less fortunate. You can't fix all the hurt in the world, but it doesn't take much effort at all to improve just one person's day (or ruin it, for that matter).
Edited by Magick Man - 12/14/13 at 11:50am
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Have you guys heard about the re-cut & re-release of Weekend of a Champion? Roman Polanski spent a weekend with Sir Jackie Stewart in 1971 at Monaco. SJS was one of my heroes while growing-up - both while he was racing and when he was with ABC's Wide World of Sports.

I like Jackie Stewart, but Polanski... not so much.
post #5204 of 7312
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I'm so pi**ed off I can't stand it. mad.gif I went to my local pharmacy to get a prescription filled, so while waiting I noticed there was a lady there talking with the pharmacist. She appeared to be in her mid-50s and in obvious pain, with large arthritic knuckles, a hunched back, and was leaning on a cane. Within minutes she was crying, and I could hear why, the pharmacy staff member was being very condescending and treating her like a dog, because she didn't have insurance. The customer was shocked that a single medication had gone up from ~$70 /mo to over $200 and the staff member was saying things like, "cash customers who abuse these drugs are the reason we had to raise the prices on them", and "we aren't responsible for your budget, maybe you can borrow the money from a relative?"

At that point I just about lost it and walked over to them and asked, "What medication is so bad that you can't treat this poor lady with respect?" The pharmacist blinked. "Sir, this is a confidential discussion", she shot back. "No it isn't, everyone in the place heard you degrading this woman, can't you see how much she's suffering? Would you want someone treating your mother this way?" I turned to the woman with arthritis, "how much is your medicine, sweetheart?" She told me and I gave her the money. She started crying again and thanked me, then gave me a hug (awww). redface.gif By that time the pharmacist was livid, she looked like she was about to say something but I cut her off. "Keep your piehole shut, unless you're going to apologize. The owner of this place is a friend mine, and you can bet your overstuffed a** I'm going to talk to him about this." At that she spun around, walked to the back, and I heard a door slam. I walked the older lady up to the counter, making sure everything was okay (turns out she was getting a pain medication that's very similar to what I take), she then profusely thanked me again and wished me a merry Christmas and left.

Not 5 minutes later, while I was at the counter paying for my medication, the pharmacy owner walked in. Apparently the witch had called him, telling him that some customer was causing trouble and "cussing her out". He saw me and looked surprised, but I filled him in on what had happened, word for word, and his face nearly turned purple. He thanked me, however, then made a beeline for the back office, where I assume the angry, hateful employee was hiding. I'm not sure what happened after that, but I'll bet you it wasn't pleasant, for her. biggrin.gif

So, be kind and respectful, especially to those who are less fortunate. You can't fix all the hurt in the world, but it doesn't take much effort at all to improve just one person's day (or ruin it, for that matter).

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*pharmacy story*

You'll have to keep us updated on whether that particular pharmacist keeps her job...

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