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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Ah yes, the 1968-73 Opel GT — known in some circles as the poor man’s Corvette (not primarily in performance circles, but there is definitely a resemblance in the looks department). The Opel GT was sold in North America, alongside other Opels, at Buick dealers. Probably not a good mix, as most salesmen were more interested in pushing you into a Buick with its larger profit margin. But there they were, in all their four-cylinder glory. The name was resurrected for the 2006 model year, for a car sold in Europe which was a clone of the Saturn Sky. In what is a switch from most normal practices, this new Opel GT was built in North America and exported to Europe. It died when GM discontinued the Saturn brand. This rough-looking orange GT was spotted some time ago down in Olean.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

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1969 GM publicity photo

1969 GM publicity photo