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Following on from the Opel Lotus Omega we featured on Tuesday, here’s another Opel that is now legal to import stateside. It’s hard to believe from it’s sleek design that it is now 25 years old, but the Opel Calibra was introduced in the late 1980s as a successor to the wildly popular Opel Manta. This coupe, however, switched to a front-drive platform based off of the Vectra A. A number of drivetrain options were available, from turbo four-cylinders to a V6 and there was even a four-wheel drive option available. This Calibra for sale near Hamburg, Germany is equipped with the 2.0 liter four-cylinder, 8 valve powerplant, producing a modest 115 horsepower. This car might not get you there swiftly but at least you’ll look good doing so.
Click for details: 1991 Opel Calibra 2.0i on Mobile.de
Model: Calibra 2.0i
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 141,088 km (~ 87,668 mi)
Price: €5,900 (~ $6,473 USD)
Original – Body completely refurbished with high-quality full paint, Opel specialist company for over 40 years!
Your contact: 040-700788 82, Manual gearshift, Velour, ABS as well as sliding/pop-up roof Elek, Radio, ZV, Alloy wheels, Power steering, Racing seats/Bucket seats, tachometer, Bench divisible, elec. verstellb. Mirror, metal roof, beh. Rear window, Heckscheibenw, Nebelschlussl, Sitzhoehenv, type:… Used, Fuel: Super, front-wheel drive, Condition: used, leather steering wheel, HSN 0039, TSN 844, consumption: 8, 2/0, 0/0, 0 l / 100 km (comb / inn / Auss) CO2: 194 g / km, Feinstaubplakette: 4 – green, * Subject to change are possible.
It’s easy to get annoyed that a car like the Calibra was not sold stateside when I think back to some of the horrid two-door vehicles that GM was foisting on the US market at the time, such as the Chevy Cavalier, Pontiac Grand Prix and Oldsmobile Achieva. However, GM has learned their lesson and a lot of European market vehicles are making their way here rebadged as other models, such as the Buick Regal, or are influencing the content and trim of vehicles marketed in the US. The Calibra isn’t certainly what you would classify as collectable, especially in the US. However, for not much money, you could have a really unique coupe from the 1990s that doesn’t look all that dated by today’s standards. You would certainly get a lot of folks talking at the next Cars and Coffee meeting.