Published on October 7th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Looking To Buy And Drive An Opel Commodore GS Coupe
This is a very rare 1968 Opel Commodore GS Coupe for sale in Malaysia
This ‘muscle car’ looking machine was manufactured in 1968 and was registered in Malaysia just a few years ago in 2017. This was the same year for this car to celebrate its 50th year anniversary.
This particular model comes with a 2.5 liter straight six-engine and this overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder which is paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. When it was new and straight out of the factory it produced a total power of 130bhp and and an impressive 186Nm of torque.
Remember, this is powertrain technology from 55 years ago when commuter cars were delivering less than 50bhp and less than 90Nm of torque.
This particular example which is now for sale is owned by a well known car enthusiast and also collector and this car was driven in many long distance journeys to ‘stretch its legs’ around Malaysia and even to Pattaya in Thailand. This Opel has also been part of many classic car shows in the past 4 years in Malaysia.
The car is in immaculate condition and the owner is asking for RM140,000 net.
For more information on this rare and beautifully kept car please contact 012-3796671.
Just for your attention.
It is the 50th anniversary of the Commodore an executive car that debuted in 1967 and was manufactured until 1982. Sold in three generations, it’s the predecessor of the Omega and the all-new Insignia Grand Sport.
If you are unfamiliar with Opel’s history, think of the Commodore as the six-cylinder version of the Record one of the brand’s most popular models ever.
At launch, it was offered with a 2.5-liter inline-six, single-carburetor unit, capable of delivering 115 horsepower. A couple of months later, it was joined by a double-carburetor version of the same motor, generating 130hp.
Initially, Opel offered the car with either a four-speed manual or a two-speed automatic, which was replaced by a new three-speed auto in 1969. Three body styles were available for customers – two- and four-door sedans, and a two-door stylish coupe. A total of 156,330 Commodores from the first generation were produced.
In 1972, the Commodore B was introduced offered as a coupe and a sedan with power ranging from 115hp to 160hp. An extreme racing version with a 6.0-liter V8 was even created, but it never enjoyed big success despite its massive powertrain and impressive output.
Commodores from the second generation were manufactured in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Iran, and South Africa.
Five years later, in 1977, the Commodore C was revealed for the first time, but entered production several months later. There was no longer a coupe version, as it was replaced by the two-door, Senator-based Monza coupe. However, a station wagon was introduced for the first time to the lineup. Only one engine was available the well-known 2.5-liter six-cylinder unit with 115hp or 130hp.