Value My Clas­sic

Ev­ery week, we give a mar­ket val­u­a­tion based on your de­scrip­tion and pho­tos.

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I’ve owned it since 1986 but my fa­ther bought the car in 1983 for £1500 from the lo­cal Opel main dealer, hav­ing had two Rekord sa­loons pre­vi­ously. When I got the car the body­work was quite poor but with the help of a MIG welder would have passed an MoT. But rather than bodg­ing, I took the plunge and had the body re­stored us­ing new fac­tory pan­els, which were still avail­able at the time. These in­cluded both sills and doors, off­side rear wing and rear panel. It was re­sprayed in the orig­i­nal white.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

The orig­i­nal sup­ply­ing dealer in Bris­tol told me that the car was one of six pre­pared for an ex­hi­bi­tion/ show by Opel UK back in 1975. They were all dif­fer­ent to the brochure – mine has never had a vinyl roof as was stan­dard at the time. The dealer had to buy all six, which were all white, if he wanted them. So he did, but I think mine is the only one left. I have old MoT cer­tifi­cates and the bill of sale to my fa­ther as well as in­voices for the parts I bought for the restora­tion. The orig­i­nal owner (whom I have met) wrote down all the jobs done on the car dur­ing his own­er­ship in the back of the hand­book. Just some gen­eral fet­tling. I’d like to re­place the front brake discs as they are slightly lipped, and pos­si­bly fit a stain­less steel ex­haust.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

No.

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