Opel Commodore 2.5 GS - SOLD
Stunning Opel Commodore 2.5 GS (upgraded to GS/E specification)
- Stunning Condition after comprehensive rebuild
- GS/E Upgrades
- Getrag 5 Speed Conversion
- 52,000miles - believed genuine
Introduced in 1972 the Opel Commodore ‘B’ was a replacement for the the now ageing Commodore ‘A’ which was build from 1967-72. The Commodore B was offered in two body types, the 4 door saloon and the sportier more rakishly designed 2 door Coupe, the later also seeing competition with Opels tuning company Steinmetz building the monstrous V8 powered Commodore Jumbo 6000 and by privateers in the European Touring Car Championships.
This stunning Opel Commodore was supplied new by Ferrybank Motors, Wexford, Ireland to Mr D Dalun in August 1973 as a 2.5 GS, 4 speed manual, finished in Signal Yellow with Black Vinyl roof (Factory Sunroof fitted) with black velour interior. Ferrybank Motors continued to look after the car servicing her at 600, 2996, 7971, 12858, 24000, 31164, 39124, 40432 and 47646miles ( all stamped in original Opel Service Book from 08/73-05/88 ). Sometime after this it is believed she was then imported into the UK and purchased by the Chairman of the UK Opel GT Owners Club
Despite being structurally sound (Bulkhead, jacking points, chassis rails, inner-wings were all in excellent condition) the Commodore underwent a complete strip-down and a 400hr rebuild took place, with the car being meticulously restored. During the restoration it was decided that the car would be tastefully modified to GS/E specification and a set of original Ronal Alloys (refurbished and with new tyres), a genuine GS/E front spoiler, exhaust system were sourced and the Commodore received the fuel-injected cylinder head and Getrag 5 Speed gearbox conversion from a 45k mile Opel Senator.
With a believed genuine 51649 miles and now with a full 12months MOT this super rare Commodore GS (GS/E) Coupe is a stunning example of this rare Classic Coupe.
The bodywork is in excellent condition, the underside has never been plated, wheel-arches, front wings, inner wings / bulkhead are immaculate and she will ‘WOW’ people at any classic gathering.
Her interior is in great condition, the vinyl roof is all original, door cards, seats are all very good and the carpet is excellent save one small area behind the drivers seat. All interior electrics work as they should.
Mechanically the engine is sweet, she fires easily and out on the open road is a real pleasure to drive. As a Grand Tourer this Commodore could put many a modern car to shame, she cruises happily at 70mph, remains nice and quiet and the 2.5litre straight six has nice growl. The brakes remain positive and with her tasteful GS/E upgrades she has purposeful stance!
As a super cool classic coupe this Opel Commodore is as about as rare as it gets and is an absolute gem!
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Earlier this year (2018) I had the pleasure of doing business with Mark and Carl at Absolute Classic Cars (ACC) as they had an amazingly rare low mileage 1989 Porsche 911 SSE Coupe for sale, or as I have come to call her, 'The Mona Lisa'.
Knowing how rare this model is and seeing a few examples for sale at Porsche specialists / established classic dealers around the UK I took my time to see all the cars in market place and after visiting the ACC premises a few times, talking to them at length at how they would prepare the car, what they could do for me and getting a 'feel' for them and their business I knew Absolute Classic Cars were the right people.
In the weeks leading up to delivery I spoke with Mark on an almost daily basis; updates on the detailed Porsche specialist service they'd arranged, refurbishment of the Fuchs alloys to factory 'as new' condition, fitting new Continental tyres, refurbishment of the fan/housing, detailed wax-oil and so. When she was finally ready Mark and Carl delivered the car in person within their fully enclosed trailer and once unloaded, joining other classics in my collection they then covered her with a tailored car cover they arranged for me.
A few days after the delivery I was advised by my insurance company that due to the value of the car would need a Tracker fitted and on phoning Mark for some advise, he suggested that they might be able to help further. Less than 24hrs later they had arranged for an approved specialist to make the journey from Lincoln to my home (250 mile round trip) and I could rest easy knowing that everything was sorted.
As an classic car enthusiast, many years the senior of Mark and Carl, I have meet many dealers in my time and for the most they are just that, dealers. In approaching Mark and Carl at Absolute Classic Cars it is a real pleasure to have meet and dealt with two gents whose passion happens to be their business; their knowledge, enthusiasm, detailed professional approach sets them apart and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering a classic car purchase.
Mr Braithwaite, Cumbria