I highly doubt this is an actual Opel, the rear turn signals are red, indicating they're actually the brake light/turn signal combination as seen on our Buick Regals, speedo is also in MPH..
And oh yeah, it's an auto
VIN comes back as a Buick Regal so being titled in the US makes sense, as does the sticker stating it meets US Safety standards.
Me thinks some ipdisht got a whole lot of mail order badges from Germany to make his Opel. And even if it WAS actually the Opel version, well, rare isn't always desirable.
Maybe he's summoned the hulks of 5 miserable Cadillac Cateras and made one good one; he can then flat black the grill and get another box from ebay germany and sell us a Opel Vectra
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Wow, he even swapped out the airbag cover with the Opel logo.
And yeah, OnStar has service in Germany!!! I was lookin' for the XM button on the stereo. But the photo is too grainy. And notice the DOT airbag stickers on the windshield visors.
But the sad part is, some fool is gonna fall for it and buy the thing
Last edited by mx5er; 05-24-2012 at 06:28 AM.
I know it's not, but I'd laugh my head off if it was made in Oshawa .
These cars strike me as strange for one reason... They have a clear taillight section and a larger red section... Yet the small clear section has a red covered lightbulb and is the brake/signal... Yet the massive all red section that would be perfect for running lamp/brake is only the running light... GM literally forced the issue and used a combination signal/brake yet again on a car that was designed to have that space an amber bulb.
I gotta know... does market research show people absolutely hate amber bulbs or something??? Because GM isn't the only one doing really weird things with signals. The whole Audi lineup now has a massive brake light/running light and a slim turn signal area below it... They use the whole double set of lights all set in red as one big brake/turn light with no separation let alone colour change... It all looks stupid and they should stop doing it... GM start listening.
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Last edited by Live-Wire; 05-24-2012 at 06:39 AM.
That is not bad.
Bought Buick and fully converted to Opel,
I have seen here in Canada Saturn Astra full converted to Opel Astra by Polish enthusiast not too long ago , took him a year to source all parts , he is working on second vehicle he bought 4 door Saturn Astra and is fully converting to Opel as well plus he will convert to Diesel ...
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Originally Posted by .skully.
 yea, by GMYou won't find this elsewhere: imported from Germany, this car is properly equipped with the most desired Opel traits, including suspension and lighting - its buyer will not be disappointed. Anyone with an eye for style can certainly appreciate it.
Looks and drives perfect and gets endless attention wherever you go! It is also very fast and fuel efficient (30MPG). Total cost on this vehicle is over $40,000 so bid to win. Title has already been converted and the car can be registered in all states without a problem.
 you added $9k worth of Opel parts?
 from what to what?
I looked through it and I can't find anything that would be against the rules.
It was imported from germany not a lie.
title was converted? yeah it was a salvage and the title has to be converted to be legally sold.
The listing calls it a buick regal and that is what the vin is.
Its slightly misleading but in reality nothing is wrong.
Also if the car was a salvage and needed the parts replaced that now have opel logos on it the cost to convert it could have been no more then keeping the buick parts.