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#1 proracer1

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:14

Any one have any results and photos of the Opel GT's that raced in the 1970's?

The builders were Steinmetz and Conrero....

I am also interested in any other races that the Opel GT was raced in....

Jim



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#2 Duc-Man

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 14:49

I don't know the details about it but I think the book 'Opel GT Motorsport 1968-1975' might be helpfull. It's in german AND english! The book was released by petrolpics.
One of the writers, Maurice van Sevecotte owns one of the four original Conrero GTs.
I met the guy once and he sure knows what he's talking about.
I have no contact but maybe the the people at petrolpics can help you out with that.

#3 Frank de Jong

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 21:01

The book contains a lot of info, pictures, race results and chassis-by-chassis history. I would strongly recommend it.

Edited by Frank de Jong, 24 August 2011 - 21:01.


#4 Tuboscocca

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:33

Proracer,

there was a italian book on Conrero:

Conrero , il Mago. Roberto Sgarzi and Emanuele Daniele. 1990 (no publisher stated).
Has beside other themes , big chapter on Opel and Opel GT.

Happy hunting

Michael

#5 Tuboscocca

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:53

Proracer

and another one (in GERMAN)

Klaus Steinmetz: Ein Leben für den Motorsport , published by Heel. A biography on the man and his cars, by his son.

http://www.amazon.de...L...4956&sr=1-1

Regards Michael

#6 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:34

In 1971 three works Opel GT 1900s tuned by Virgilio Conrero were entered in the Targa Florio, then a round of the World Sportscar Championship.
After a furious battle against a field of fast Porsche 911's and 914/6's, Paolo Monti and Sicilian driver Totò Calascibetta scored an impressive 2-litre class win, 9th place overall, one lap behind the winners Nino Vaccarella-Toine Hezemans in the Alfa Romeo 33.3.
Possibly this was the best result of the car. The other Opel GTs driven by Giorgio Pianta-Pino Pica and Gianpaolo Benedini-Giuseppe Marotta did not finish the race.



#7 proracer1

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:16

Thank you for the information.

After doing some web research, I found a couple of web sites were the car has been discussed.

www.opelgt.com is a forum on the car. They have some photos and specs. The books are also mentioned.

Thank you,

Jim

#8 proracer1

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:40

Bought the book...Opel GT Motorsport 1968-1975 :clap:

It is great :smoking:

Are there any videos on any of their races?

Thank you, Jim