But back in 1968 when the original Opel GT sporty car was introduced, it looked very American. Very much like the newly restyled 1968 Chevrolet Corvette, as a matter of fact. National origin aside, the GT was an attractive little car with no major design flaws. The two most questionable features were only marginally styling-related. I deal with those below.
The models posing in the background provide a sense of scale; the Opel GT was not very large.
The 1968 Opel GT and '68 Chevrolet Corvette featured similar front end styling, particularly the fenders, bumper and grille zone.
The GT had retractable headlamps, a late 1960s and early 1970s fashion.
When the headlamps were turned on, their housings pivoted so that they were revealed. The negative aspect was that airflow was disturbed, reducing aerodynamic efficiency.
Note how the body sides tuck under, enhancing the lightness of the car's appearance.
The GT had no trunk lid. Access was via the interior, a major inconvenience.