1958 opel rekord




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  • The Opel Rekord P1 was an executive car introduced in August , in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show, by Opel.

    The Opel Olympia Rekord was a two-door family car which replaced the Opel Olympia in March . During six years from to Ford recorded production of , Taunus 12Ms and 15Ms which were comparable to the middle weight.

    History of the logo. The company's logo has changed several times in the history. When the Nazis came to the government, the emblem looked like a dirigible flying through the letter "O". Since 1964, the famous lightning has been fixed as a logo.

    All Opel Rekord P1 2-Door Sedan versions offered for the year with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars.

    1958 opel rekord

    1958 opel rekord

    Around , Olympia Rekords were produced. In some markets where the tax structure was suitable, a three-door van version was also available. These models received several facelifts and remained in production until about A semi-automatic gearbox "Olymat" became available for model year

    1958 opel rekord

    1958 opel rekord

    1958 opel rekord

    1958 opel rekord

    1958 opel rekord

    Opel Olympia Rekord - Wikipedia

    Innovations included the strikingly modern Ponton format body-work incorporating numerous styling features from the United States and large amounts of chrome decoration both on the outside and on the inside.

    The car was offered till Unusually, at least in European terms, the manufacturer followed the example of General Motors in Detroit by applying an annual facelift. There was a new front grill every year along with other detailed modifications to the trim. The policy of annual facelifts ensured plenty of publicity, and the car was a commercial success, achieving second place in the West German sales charts year after year, beaten to the top slot only by the much smaller, less costly and at this time seemingly unstoppable Volkswagen.

    1958 opel rekord

    Around , Olympia Rekords were produced. Opel boss Edward Zdunek justified the annual facelifts with the explanation that they gave customers the possibility of "sozialen Differenzierung" social differentiation. Nevertheless, commentators also noted that the Detroit inspired annual face-lift disadvantaged owners because it depressed second hand values for the Olympia Rekord. By contrast to the modern and annually modified bodywork, the cc ohc four-cylinder water-cooled engine was very little changed since it had first been offered in the Opel Olympia back in At the same time there was a marginal increase in maximum torque, and the compression ratio was raised from 6.

    The s was a decade during which minimum fuel octanes were raised progressively across western Europe: The car retained the "Olympia" name, originally applied in to the predecessor model in anticipation of the Olympic Games. The Olympia had been a defining model for Opel, featuring then revolutionary monocoque body construction, and intended to be produced in huge numbers at a time when the national economy was finally seen to be on a sustained upswing.

    1958 opel rekord

    Adding the name "Rekord" in built on the theme of sporting success, and reflected a spirit of optimism which the model's marketplace performance would justify. The Opel Olympia Rekord was introduced with a new generously proportioned body and an old 1, cc engine in March The top seller, by far, was the two-door saloon.

    From August Opel also offered a 2-door cabriolet "Cabrio-Limouisine" which, despite costing only an extra DM , sold in very small numbers. The resulting eleven syllable name was evidently no handicap in the marketplace, since the "Caravan" name would turn up on many subsequent Opel estate models. The styling was upbeat and an unapologetic tribute to the designs that General Motors were producing in Detroit , with a particularly striking open mouthed front grill which reminded commentators of a shark's mouth der "Haifischmaul-Kuelhergrill".

    Production of the first Olympia Rekord ended in July and in late summer the mildly facelifted car was presented. The back window grew in size and the front grill was modified, through he addition of a single thick horizontal bar across the hitherto "open-mouthed" grill.

    1958 opel rekord

    This new adornment earned for the model, when coloured green, the soubriquet "Gurkenraspel" "cucumber grill". A new base model was offered at DM 5,, which was slightly above DM 1, more expensive than the market leading Volkswagen. Opel's new entry level family car also received a reduced name, being badged simply as the Opel Olympia, while the other models in the range continued with the Opel Olympia Rekord name.

    The model year also saw the introduction of a light panel van version. The model, introduced towards the end of , featured simplified bumpers from which the over-riders had disappeared. The hitherto "open-mouthed" grill was now filled with closely packed thin vertical bars. Further price reductions followed the trend also followed by other German auto-makers during the mids and the advertised German market price for the model ranged from 5, to 6, marks.

    Drivning a OPEL Rekord 1958



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