News from the Continent June 2016 – Minichamps

By Hans-Georg Schmitt


The Aachen based company have made two models to be distributed by others.

Opel Experimental GT

This model is based upon the design study first shown at the IAA Frankfurt Motorshow in 1965. It was penned by Erhard Schnell who guided the GT into production.

The model is well shaped and painted in the original silver metallic ans is fitted with a black interior. This is a limited edition of 500 pieces and is distributed under their own label by a firm in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany and has also been sold by Opel at the shop in their headquarters.

18373d 18373aClay Model – as used to develop the production GT

The pictures show a clay model made by Opel Design. This shows the differences between the Experimental GT and the later production version.

Opel GT Concept Geneva Motor Show 2016

Opel Boss Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann proudly presented this study to journalists at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016 t as a highlight on the Opel stand.

The GT Concept is an up to date prototype to the latest trends. However, it has some styling cues drawn from the first GT launched in 1965. A low front end and distinctive flared wings are set off by a bonnet pressed with many styling lines and the car has short overhangs. The red coloured front wheels are an homage to the Motoclub 500 motorcycle of 1928.

The excellent model was distributed by Veritas  of Wiesbaden in  Germany as a limited edition of 500. Again the model can be obtained from the Opel headquarters.

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