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Adam Opel
By April 27, 2013 Read More →

Adam Opel

Adam Opel He began his career as a locksmith apprenticeship but became fascinated by sewing machines during his travels across Europe. While in Paris in 1859, Opel went to work for F. Journaux & Leblond, a maker of sewing machines. In March 1862, he moved to another manufacturer, Heuguenin Reimann, to broaden his understanding.

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Opel Rallye Kadett (1966-1973)
By November 23, 2011 Read More →

Opel Rallye Kadett (1966-1973)

The Opel Rallye Kadett was introduced as the sportiest version of the lineup. The Opel Rallye Kadett came to the market with 1.1-litre SR engine with twin carburetors. The car a sporty interior and a distinctive racy design with matte black bonnet and side and rear strips.

Opel Ascona A rally car (1974)
By March 17, 2011 Read More →

Opel Ascona A rally car (1974)

Opel illustrated the sporty potential of the Ascona by presenting the Ascona 1.9 S and the Ascona SR models in spring 1971. The SR version came with an 80 hp 1.6-liter S engine or a 90 hp 1.9-liter unit. Opel Ascona A succeeded also on a rally track when in 1974 Walter Röhrl and Jochen Berger lined up at the start of the European Rally Championship with a two-door sedan. The Ascona of the Opel Euro Dealers Team had a four-cylinder engine re-bored to 2-liter displacement and featured an aluminum cross flow cylinder head that produced 200 hp at 6700 rpm.

Opel Manta A (1970-1975)
By October 4, 2010 Read More →

Opel Manta A (1970-1975)

Modeled on the pony cars that were popular in the US at the time, the sporty Opel Manta was positioned as a vehicle that met a new demand – somewhere between a conventional coupé and a traditional sedan. Like the pony cars, the Manta was stylish yet suitable for everyday family use.

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Opel Ascona A (1970-1975)
By September 28, 2010 Read More →

Opel Ascona A (1970-1975)

The Opel Ascona A debuted at the Turin Salon in 1970. It was positioned between the Kadett and the Rekord, targeting a growing customer segment. By March 1975, some 691,438 units of the Ascona A were built.