Welcome to forum, and please do sent over the intake and carbs for the weekend, package them in the Opal GT I'll likely get the intake and carbs sent back to you within a week!
14 years old in MTL neighbor said, "kid you can have the Opal for $200.00" what a world away the $200.00 seemed to be!
Will keep that in mind!
The Opel GT is a rather silly car, what with its more impractical features. The headlights-up lever between the seats, which no matter how hard pulled never quite rolls over the lights 100% of the way. The one piece body, lack of even a rudimentary trunk, and tiny behind-the-seats luggage area, making longer trips a real joy (!) to pack up for. The tiny hood, designed for looks versus ease of access, and the necessity to take the motor out through the bottom, which requires some creative raising and blocking techniques for those not blessed with a hoist.
Non-Opel car people don't actually point their fingers and laugh out loud, but I suspect that is merely politeness. On the plus side, it's great fun to drive, in a baby-sports-car sort of way, and as a conversation starter it can't be beat.
Too bad on missing your chance way back when, Patch, but your lack of $200 might be the best thing that happened to you at the time. Of course, if you're still interested, there are still a few out there and the prices are still quite decent for those in reasonable condition. A lot of fun, if you have a sense of humour regarding your old ride.
Looking forward to the advantages and comforts of the Mercedes for longer road trips; will be decidedly luxurious compared to the Spartan features of both the Opel and the Spitfire.