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Driven daily: Opel GT

Denmark is the land of bicycles, smørrebrød, and… classic cars, as it turns out. I’ve always been told the Danes are anti-car, that they’ll be the first to ban the internal combustion the first chance they get, but I saw more classic cars parked on the streets of Copenhagen than in any other big Nordic city I’ve been to. Rare, common, expensive, and budget-friendly; there’s something for everyone in the Danish capital.

The Opel GT pictured below was one of the first vintage cars I spotted during the trip. The body kit certainly won’t suit everyone, but this is an undeniably clean example of a car that’s all but disappeared from the automotive landscape.

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4 thoughts on “Driven daily: Opel GT

  1. There’s a big classic car – and youngtimer scene in Denmark. I live 30 km from the center of Copenhagen. It is possible for me to attend several meetings within a decent distance every single day of the week. To my knowledge it goes for the rest of our country, too. And in that I have not included the meetings in the various clubs I’m a member of :>).

    • I was extremely impressed by the classic car scene up there. It’s huge in Sweden, too. I’ve heard new cars in Denmark are incredibly expensive due to taxes — a Dane told me a Passat costs the same as a high-end 5 Series when all is said and done. Does that apply to classic cars, too?

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  3. It’s correct what you’ve been told about the taxes on new cars. A lot of the new cars you see on the roads in Denmark are leased, though. I don’t know but it is said here that if you want to buy a car that costs app. DKK 200.000,- and upwards, it’s cheaper in the long run to lease it. As goes for the classic cars they’re in my opinion cheaper here in Denmark than in a lot of other european countries. If you import and register a classic car here in Denmark you have to pay a tax to get it registered.

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