Lot 256 - 1984 Opel Monza GSE
|Odometer reading||85,730 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,470|
- Invoices for over £100,000 spent on this fabulous example
- One of the finest Opel Monza’s on the market
The Opel Monza was launched in 1978 and as far of the UK is concerned, it helped transform the image of its maker almost overnight - all of a sudden, it was an expensive and desirable coupé that went as well as it looked. Based on the Opel Senator, this full-sized 1978-86 ‘Autobahnstormer’ was a good looking and well equipped three-door coupé which proved agile despite its bulk. In its top-of-the-range 3.0 litre injected form, the Monza offered dramatic straight line ability, 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 133mph. In 1982, the range was facelifted, and the GSE with Recaro seats, digital instrumentation and a prominent rear spoiler was introduced in the UK. This became a bit of a cult car helped in no part by Vauxhall dropping its slightly staider Royale Coupé from the line-up and rebranding its saloon as the Senator which meant for a short while, dealers sold the Opel Monza alongside the Vauxhall Senator.
This superb example of this iconic hatchback is presented in metallic blue with black velour interior. This car wants for nothing! The previous owner spent circa £100,000 on it and the invoices for all this work can be seen in the history file. It is powered by the powerful and smooth 3.0 litre straight six mated to an automatic gearbox. Electric windows were an option bestowed upon this remarkable car and the history files contains the original sales brochure for the car, owner’s manual and original General Motors wallet. This surely must be the best example of this executive coupé on the market today.
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