Astra Touring Cars

Gartrac worked for Opel on numerous projects over the years. Below you will find some images of Astra touring cars fabricated at their workshops in Godalming. They were also to produce rally car versions of the Astra.

In the 2000s Gartrac also worked on Rally Opel Corsa bodyshell's which were jig built on a steel surface plate.


Astra bodyshell fabrication

Astra bodyshell fabrication

Astra bodyshell fabrication

Astra bodyshell fabrication

The car panels were delivered in kit form, the floor pan was bolted to the jig first, then the lightweight T45 roll cage was tig welded into place picking up all suspension points to gain maximum strength and stiffness.

After the roll cage was complete, all the other body panels were hand fitted in sequence and welded, before the next one was applied. Final modifications were then completed once the outer shell was in place.

Astra bodyshell fabrication

Astra bodyshell fabrication

Astra bodyshell fabrication

Astra bodyshell fabrication