Opel Rekord (1968)

Opel Rekord (1968) 7

Manufacturer : Opel
Productions : 1968
Engine : inline 4 cylinder, 60.00 PS (43,78 kW or 58,71 HP) at 5200 Rev. per min.
Transmission : 3 speed manual transmission
Source : wikipedia.org

The Opel Rekord was a large family car/executive car which was built in several generations by the German car manufacturer Opel.
The Rekord name evolved into the main name of the model; at first the name was used in close relationship with the Opel Olympia name, which pre-dated the Rekord but was also re-instated in a separate model in 1967.

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Opel Ascona (1986)

Opel Ascona (1986) 1

Manufacturer : Opel
Productions : 1986
Engine : inline 4 cylinder, 74,63.7 PS (55,72 kW or 74,63 HP) at 5800 Rev. per min.
Transmission : 4 speed manual transmission
Source : ref-opel.info and wikipedia.org

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Opel Kadett C (1973-1979)

Opel Kadett C

Manufacturer : Opel
Productions : 1973-1979
Engine : inline 4 cylinder, 48.00 PS (34,83 kW or 46,77 HP) at 5600 Rev. per min.
Transmission : 4 speed manual transmission
Source : wikipedia.org

The Opel Kadett C appeared in 1973 and was Opel’s version of General Motors’ “T-Car”. The T-Car was also built in Japan by Isuzu and sold as the Isuzu Gemini and in Australia where it was marketed as the Holden Gemini. In South Korea, Saehan Motor then Daewoo Motor built a version of the Gemini originally known as the Saehan Gemini, later becoming the Daewoo Maepsy and Maepsy-Na after a final facelift.

The Kadett C formed the basis of the British Vauxhall Chevette, which had a restyled front end and launched with a hatchback body, in addition to using a 1256 cc OHV (over-head valve) Vauxhall engine rather than the 1196 cc OHV Opel engine. The Chevette made the Kadett C notable by allowing it to become Opel’s first hatchback — a version named Kadett City appeared in August 1975, based on the Chevette’s hatchback body. The Kadett’s coupé body style was never manufactured as a Chevette however. Although Kadett C production ended in 1979, the Chevette was produced until January 1984. Unusually for Vauxhall models, the Chevette was imported to Germany starting in 1979 to satisfy the need for a cheaper car than the Kadett D, and was quite a success for a year or two[citation needed] before being replaced by the Corsa A.

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Opel Kadett Roadster (1938)

Manufacturer : Opel
Productions : 1938
Engine : 1.1 liter displacement, 23 hp
Transmission : three-speed transmission
Source : netcarshow.com

The Opel classic experts were so fascinated by the 3.62-meter long study that they came up with the idea of producing the Strolch 70 years after its was initially developed. In this way they could also demonstrate that even back during the first compact class generation, Opel engineers put a tremendous amount of imagination and passion into their work on new models.

A normal Opel Kadett from 1938 in the classic car collection that has served as a source for spare parts is to be used as the basis. The technology specialists in the classic team immediately started in on their new project. Particularly challenging were the design of the aerodynamic rear and work on other body parts that were not part of the Opel Kadett series. Building the folding fabric top without detailed plans required a lot of imagination and technical skills, especially because the only reference materials were the old pictures.

But the engineers managed to elicit even some of the old pictures’ secrets. In order to determine the color of the old prototype, the historical black-white pictures were put through a precise greyscale analysis. This showed that the original Strolch was a bright red.

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Volkswagen Passat (1973)

Volkswagen Passat (1973) 1

Manufacturer : Volkswagen
Productions : 1973
Engine : 4 cylinder OHC 1.3 L, 78 PS (57 kW)
Transmission : 4-speed manual transmission
Source : netcarshow.com

The original VW Passat was launched in 1973. The body types offered originally were 2- and 4-door sedans and similar looking three- and five-door versions. Externally all four shared a modern fastback style design, styled by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro). All the versions sharing the same external design was unusual, since two of the models were traditional sedans with a separate trunk. A five-door station wagon was introduced in 1974. Passat was effectively a less expensive version of the Audi 80 (Fox) sedan which had been introduced a year earlier and which had a more conservative body style, so that the Audi and Volkswagen models had distinct body styles and image. In Europe, Passat was equipped with hexagonal or single round or double round headlights depending on specification.

In North America, the car was called the Dasher, and was only available with round DOT-spec lights. The three-door hatchback model was launched in North America in 1975.

VW Passat was one of the most modern European family cars at the time, and was intended as a replacement for the ageing Volkswagen Type 3, and as a contemporary rival for popular Ford Taunus/Cortina) and Opel Ascona/Vauxhall Cavalier. The Passat was Wheels magazine’s Car of the Year for 1974 and its sister model Audi 80 was nominated car of the year by the European motor press a year earlier. The platform was named B1.

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Saab 9000 (1992)

Manufacturer : Saab
Productions : 1992
Engine : DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
Transmission : automatic transmission
Source : netcarshow.com

The original 9000 was a 5-door hatchback. A 4-door sedan version was later added (the 1988 CD) and, in 1992, the hatchback appearance was modified and modernised, in the CS version.

Because its platform was shared closely with three other cars, the Saab 9000′s ignition key was situated on the steering column (like the Saab 95/96/97), instead of the Saab 99/900 location, between the front seats. The later 9-5, whose platform was shared with the Saturn L-series and some Opel models, returned the ignition back between the front seats

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