Concept Car of the Month: Opel Experimental GT (1965)

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In the guiding hands of a young of Erhard Schnell, this month’s concept car, the Experimental GT, marked a turning point for Opel Design

The designers of the car that sat under a drape were shaking with nervous energy. The top management of Opel, along with invited guests, were on hand for the unveiling of a secret project. Finally, the moment came. The drape was removed as Opel design staff presented the project – a small, curvaceous sports car. The room was silent as the features and the design of the car, named the Opel Experimental GT, were introduced. It was a concept completely different than anything ever attempted at Opel. When the presentation was complete those assembled broke into spontaneous applause, and the design team breathed a sigh of relief.

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