The Opel 1900 GT was in production for only three years, from 1968 to 1970, and during that time, only 10,940 units were produced. The car was powered by a 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine, which produced 90 horsepower and could propel the car from 0 to 60 miles per hour in around 11 seconds.
The car was parked on the side of the road, and I couldn't help but stare at it. It was this low-slung, curvy machine with a seriously sexy red paint job. The chrome accents and stylish hubcaps caught the light just right, and I could see the dual exhaust pipes peeking out from the back.
I mean, seriously, this car was a beauty. I couldn't stop taking pictures of it from every angle I could think of. I even got some shots of the pointed front end with its distinctive grille and Opel badge, which was seriously killer. And the way the long, sloping hood flowed into the rest of the car's lines was just pure art.
fun fact! The Opel 1900 GT was sometimes referred to as the "Baby Corvette" because of its similar design and size to the Chevrolet Corvette. The car's sleek and sporty design was inspired by the Opel Experimental GT, a previous concept car that had been well-received by the public and the press.
Best thing about Paris is that you can easily find a rare classic red Opel 1900 GT parking on the street. It was like the car was a throwback to a more elegant time, and I felt so lucky to have stumbled upon it in Paris. It was like the city just gave me this gift of a perfect photo op. I'm definitely going to cherish those pictures for a long time to come.
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