Opel Values - GT, Manta and Kadett B


  • OPEL GT Valuation baseline ( UPDATED 07/29/19 )

    • PRIVATE - Original Survivor 1.1L Green w/ Buckskin Interior - #1.5 - $20,000 ( Oct 1st, 2017 )
    • Mecum - Lot F16.2 - 1971 1.9L STOCK Rallye Gold - #1 - $23,100 ( Jan 2019 )
    • Mecum - Lot G224 - 1973 STOCK Rallye Gold - #3 - $10,450 ( Jan 2018 )
    • Mecum - Lot F200 - 1972 White ( Custom V-6 ) - #4*(#3 body, Quality Custom Interior) - $7,500 ( Dec 2015 )


    • Bring-A-Trailer - 1972 1.9L Orange - #3 - $12,250 ( October 23rd, 2018 )
    • Bring-A-Trailer - 1973 1.9L White (Custom seat) - #3 - $11,570 ( September 6, 2018 )
    • Bring-A-Trailer - 1971 1.9L Gold (Recolor) - ( Custom Interior ) - #3.5 - $10,000 ( May 17, 2018 )
    • Bring-A-Trailer - 1971 1.9L Red (Recolor) - ( Custom Interior ) - #4 - $5,230 ( May 14, 2019 )
    • Bring-A-Trailer - 1971 1.9L Red - #4.5 - $4,600 ( June 27th, 2019 )


    • (ebay) 1970 - Rallye Gold GT (Customized - Auto) - Zionsville,In - #2 - $10,100 (Jul 01, 2019 )
    • (ebay) 1969 - Red GT STOCK - York, PA - #3.5 - $9,110 (May 22, 2019 )
    • (ebay) 1970 - White GT STOCK (Red Interior ) - York, PA - #4 - $5,401 (May 2019 )
    • (ebay) 1973 - Red GT (Auto) Modified - Pottstown, PA - #4.5 - $4,950 (Jul 20, 2019 )
    • (ebay) 1970 - Rallye Gold (Auto) - Taunton, Massachusetts - #4.5 - $4,649 (Jul 09, 2019 )

    Values 1969-1973 GT


    #0 - (Museum Level - Survivor w/ only showroom mileage) : $39,000+
    #0 - (Museum Level - Restoration ) : $29,000+

    #1 - (Concours Show Level) : $19,000 - $29,000 - HAGERTY $27,000

    #2 - (NADA High) : $14,000 - $18,000 - HAGERTY $18,000

    #3 - (NADA Avg) : $10,000 - $13,950 - HAGERTY $10,200

    #3.5 - (NADA Low) : $8,000 - $9,950

    #4 - (NADA Low) : $5,400 - $7,950 - HAGERTY $5,400

    #4.5 - ( Good Body / Bad Mechanicals OR Bad Mechanicals Decent Body ) : $3,900 - $5,350

    #5 - (Borderline Restorable / Mechanically Runs but Not Safe ) : $1,900 - $3,850

    #6 - (Parts Car) : $500 - $1,850 ( Depending on the quality of parts & if running or not )

    #7 - (Barely Scrap) : $500 - $100 ($150 is what the guys that come get cars for scrap will give you..)


    Add:

    • Automatic ( This is debatable.. Those WANTING an Automatic may pay a premium.. those that don't will not )
    • $500-$1500 : 1.1L - With less than 3000 produced between 1969-1970, the 1.1L is rare version which due to rarity could see an increase due to recent interest.
    • 10% - Factory A/C
    • 5% - Early Flat Rear Panel / Split Bumper Early 69 ( Documentable by VIN and/or body stamps )
    • 1968 1/2 GT - Can potentially add value up to a few extra thousand.. if complete and documentable. So far only a handful have been documented

    OPEL Manta Valuation baseline :

    • PRIVATE - Yellow - 1973 Yellow - #2 ( Survivor, Unrestored ) - $11,000
    • Mecum - LOT F129 - 1975 White Manta - #1 - $23,100 (2019)
    • eBay - 1973 Blue Manta - #4.5 - $2,400 (7/15)
    • eBay - 1974 Yellow Manta - Survivor #3 - $5250 (4/15)
    • eBay - 1972 Orange Rally Manta - #4 - $5037 (4/15)

    Values 1971-1975 Opel Manta


    #0 - (Museum Level) : Unknown.. Best guess $25,000 +

    #1 - (Concours Show Level) : $18,000 - $23,000

    #2 - (NADA High) : $9,275 - $17,000

    #3 - (NADA Avg) : $6,250 - $9,250

    #4 - (NADA Low) : $3,900 - $6,250

    #4.5 - (Restorable / Mechanically OK) : $2,400 - $3,900

    #5 - (Borderline Restorable / Mechanically Runs but Not Safe ) : $1,250 - $2,400

    #6 - (Running Parts Car) : $1,250 - $250 (Depending on the quality of parts)

    #7 - (Barely Scrap) : $250 - $150 ($150 is what the guys that come get cars for scrap will give you..)


    Add:

    • UNK - Automatic ( This is debatable.. Those WANTING an Automatic will pay the premium.. those that don't will not )
    • UNK - Vinyl Roof ( This is debatable.. Those WANTING it will pay more, those that don't will not )
    • 10% - Factory A/C
    • 10% - Sunroof

      Special Editions ( Note: These adders are on top of the others, but only valid on complete survivors or restored cars in #2 or above condition )
    • $500 - 1975 Model ( Complete With EFI and larger brake)
    • $500 - Luxus ( With original interior in good condition - 73 & 74 only.. center consoles unique by year) ( Gray interior 73 only & rare )
    • $1000 - Rallye ( Must include paint scheme and tach and gauge cluster - 71 a& 72 have bucket back seats, and bolsters on front seats)
    • $1000 - Blue Max ( 1973 Only must include Vinyl roof and sunroof )


    NOTE: NO Additional Value Seen in Market due to these variations

    • 1971-72 Mantas tend to be rare due to lack of big bumper protection and are the preferred model by some not named "MANTA" only 1900 Coupe
    • 1973 Models have thin bumpers but rubber rubbing strips which are hard to replace
    • ( 3 unique Luxus variants.. Silver Luxus interior VERY rare)
    • 1974 Models have Big Aluminum bumpers, the replacement rubber guards are hard to find ( 2 Unique Luxus variants Blue and Maroon )
    • 1975 Models come with Big Bumpers and many upgrades including bigger brakes and EFI


    NOTE: Asconas/1900 Sedans and Wagons seem to bring 20-50% less than Manta, closer to Kadett B pricing

    • Barrett-Jackson - LOT 9 - 1973 Ascona/1900 Wagon - #3 - $3,300 (2015)


    OPEL Kadett Valuation baseline :

    • Mecum - LOT F160 - 1968 Red 1.1L Wagon ( Bod Joyner ) - #1 - $22,500* (2017)
    • Mecum - LOT F83.1 - 1968 Red 1.1L Wagon ( Bod Joyner ) - #1 - $20,050 (2016)
    • Mecum - LOT F56 - 1968 Red 1.1L Wagon ( Bod Joyner ) - #1 - $19,000* (2017)
    • Mecum - LOT S55.1 - 1968 Red 1.1L Wagon ( Bod Joyner ) - #1 - $17,050 (2018)
    • Barrett-Jackson - LOT 188 - 1968 Red 1.1L Wagon ( Bod Joyner ) - #1 - $17,050 (2019)

    NOTE: The Bud Joyner Wagon has been at auction 5 times since 2016 ) = * High Bid did not sell

    • Mecum - LOT F83.1 - 1969 Bronze 1.1L Rallye (W/ AT) - #1 - $11,000 (2016)
    • Barrett-Jackson - LOT 620 - 1967 White 1.1L Rallye ( Gordy Klug ) - #1 - $21,450 (2014)

    Values 1966-1971 Opel Kadett


    #0 - (Museum Level) : Unknown.. Best guess $20,000 +

    #1 - (Concours Show Level) : $11,000 - $20,000

    #2 - (NADA High) : $7,000 - $11,000

    #3 - (NADA Avg) : $4,950 - $6,950

    #4 - (NADA Low) : $2,400 - $4,950

    #4.5 - (Restorable / Mechanically OK) : $1,500 - $2,400

    #5 - (Borderline Restorable / Mechanically Runs but Not Safe ) : $1,000 - $1,500

    #6 - (Running Parts Car) : $1,000 - $250 (Depending on the quality of parts)

    #7 - (Barely Scrap) : $250 - $150 ($150 is what the guys that come get cars for scrap will give you..)


    Add:

    • UNK - Automatic ( This is debatable.. Those WANTING an Automatic will pay the premium.. those that don't will not )
    • UNK - Vinyl Roof ( This is debatable.. Those WANTING it will pay more, those that don't will not )
    • 10% - Factory A/C
    • 10% - 1.5L (1968 only)
    • 15% - 1.9L
    • $500 - Sunroof


    Special Editions -

    ( Note: These adders are on top of the others, but only valid on complete survivors or restored cars in #2 or above condition )

    • $500 - LS
    • $1000 - Rallye ( Must include paint scheme and tach and gauge cluster )

    Note : U.S. Spec Kadetts from 1968-1972 have their own unique parts. So condition of tailights can be critically important to value.

    • On all 69-71 U.S. Spec Kadetts the front grille and trim is unique, as are front side marker lights (70-71) / reflectors (68-69).
    • Taillights for 1969 and 1971 U.S. Spec Kadetts are unique to the US Models only
    • 1971 and 1972 U.S. Spec Kadetts license plate lights are different and the same as 1974-75 Opel Manta as well.

      Note : Kadetts come in a variety of shapes and sizes. ( rarely affecting value )
    • 2 Door Rallye Fast back
    • 2 Door Coupe LS
    • 2 Door Station Wagon
    • 2 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan