1969 Opel Aero GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

While attending a General Motors media event in Germany last evening, the automaker laid out several old Opels, including this particularly unique example of the GT sports coupe. While the mini-Corvette-styled GT is a rarity unto itself, the car you see here is one of only two ever built. The Aero GT was first shown at the 1969 Frankfurt Motor Show a year after the GT entered production.

The black roof is actually a removable targa top and the Aero also had an electrically retracting vertical rear window. For some reason, GM opted not to produce the Aero and only this example was mothballed for the last 40 years. The second car was apparently sold to a collector and its whereabouts are unknown.

Photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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