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 Post subject: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:37 pm 

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Hello everyone,

Just curious if anyone can point me to where I may find Gemini/ Buick Opel in the Northern California area. I owned, circuit & drag raced a few in my younger years. Looking to own one.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:49 pm 

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Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
Check on this one, but it's in Rialto.
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/2887133474.html
I wouldn't mind getting it myself, but I've fallen in love with another one... 2000 miles from me. now how to get it home...

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:21 pm 

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Thank you Opel Boy. I even notice the Opel Manta in the background.
My favorite color would have been orange for both cars.
Realizing its slim pickings out there I may as well look into this.
I will call them tomorrow.

How did you find one so fast?
What search engine?

Thank you
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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:14 pm 

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I had actually been looking for one a couple months ago, so I knew when it came up. what I was doing was using Searchtempest and searching for 'opel' within 1500 miles of me, and then just weeding through the results. incidentally, the one I have my eye on is orange (also my favorite color for these), but it's in Georgia.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:19 pm 

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Awww shucks :cry: I too wanted an Orange one. I did call the number. It turns out its OpelsUnlimited.
I ask about the Manta in the background too. They will be sending me pics.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Opel-Enth ... 3655222508


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:26 pm 

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Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
so, ya gonna get it?

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:12 pm 

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Just as soon Tammy sends me more pics and answers three emails and two phone messages. I was promised that they would send pics and info lastnight. I called them and left messages and emails no reply.

It easily a five hour plus hour drive for me one way. I was warned at other forums to be very careful. Prices change on the fly, so I have been warned by a few via PM. Sadly what do you when they have what you want and they seem to be the only game in town.

Luckily for me I am in no rush. I still have my trusty old 1980 Plymouth Arrow D50 pick up, aka Mitsubishi in orange. It will have to do. Until a Gemini or 70~73 Manta Rallye shows up.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:57 pm 

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Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
yeah, it kinda sucks because there's just not that many of these to pick from. I don't know if it interests you or not, but there's another one for sale in California. It's a pretty nice looking red one in Santa Ana, but the price is higher.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/2936296296.html

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:18 am 

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Thank you for watching over me, but that red one is little over the top for me.
Plus red cars and I do not get along.
Well Tammy has probably forgotten about me at Opels Unlimited / Opels Enthusiast Club in Rialto CA ( SoCal).

Sad..... I guess the hunt continues. I better open it to the mantas and gemini's.

Oh btw: theres a silver I-mark in my neck of the woods. I cannot seem to be
on the same side of road when I see it. It is always at opposing lanes go figure.

Did you buy the orange Gemini/ Buick Opel?


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:36 pm 

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I'm actually working out how to get it home, but I think I have that covered. I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row before I actualy pull the trigger, but yes, I definitely plan to.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:09 pm 

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Wow I hope it works out perfectly for you.
Please post pics or send em my way.
I would love to see it.

Once the deal is closes please send before and after pics.
Is it orange ?
stick?
A/C?

If you feel answering will jinks it please don't answer.
It just rare to hear a good story on a Gemini....at least it is in this country.
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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:28 pm 

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orange.
5 speed.
don't believe it has a/c, but I don't really care about that.
some (most) assembly required.
engine and trans are in the trunk.
engine is disassembled.
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I'd love to find a better dash...

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 4:34 pm 

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that dash is a AC dash so it might have it. i do have some AC parts here and a black dash that is better but not perfect like my old one.
Cross you just have to keep on tod for the grey opel. i found that one for him and he would deliver as he comes to OR and WA all the time. so if your off the I5 he would do it... it will take calling and calling to deal with him... one day ill get me another one as i have all parts now to make mine a Holden Gemini Good luck guys

and here is the grey one http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/ct ... adett%20c/


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 6:07 pm 

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wow, great pics! I was thinking, it's funny how many of these I've passed up that were a lot closer to me, and then I go and find this one. I guess you just know the one you want when you find it, and nothing else is quite right. good luck, Cross, and if/when I get this one I will make sure to take lots of pics every step of the way towards getting it back on the road! I guess that means a build thread. you don't know how bad I want this car. I've been thinking about it almost constantly since I found out it was available.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:06 am 
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wow this is great that you found a Gemini ...I love seeing the US Versions and noticing all the similarities and differances .. We can get our dash's restored here in Australia back to new condition for $500au maybe there is a place that can do this there . Although i think you will need a better example.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:46 pm 
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nice car :wink: yes it does have a/c. glad to see this go to someone who has time to restore it.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Gemini / Buick Opel mid 70's vintage
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:35 pm 

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yeah, I'm actually really excited about this. I'll try to start a build thread for it here and probably one over on planetisuzoo too. :tu: :tu: :tu:

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