Classic Cars

Opel Patent Motor Car (1899-1901)

Like all cars built at the dawn of the automobile age, the Opel Patent Motor Car followed traditional carriage design principles and had a body without an integral roof. It was based on Lutzmann’s previously built Arrow models, yet also boasted several innovations. Opel redesigned the chain-controlled steering and designed a deeper chassis frame with strong longitudinal cross members to increase stability and lower the center of gravity of the 520 kg car.

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