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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From the first meeting to help sell my much loved but awkward Jaguar Mark 10, the team at Absolute Classics have been consummate professionals. They prepared the car to the highest mechanical and cosmetic standards, marketed the car widely, dealt with endless enquiries, some serious, many less so. In the end due to their automotive expertise, patience and persistence they achieved a great price in a difficult sector of the market.
Mr J. Birch, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire