Saturday, March 30, 2013

1969 Opel Kadett Wagon

Opels were sold by Buick dealers starting in the mid sixties, and lasting until the end of the seventies. Available in the U.S. was the Manta (here), GT, 1900, Kadett, and later the Opel Isuzu by Buick. The Kadett was first sold in the U.S. in 1965. The redesign happened very soon afterwards, to the style shown here. The new Kadett was available in all body style variations, and was fairly popular in the U.S. However, despite that, very few remain, which makes this quite an amazing find. Even more so because of the fantastic color, and overall design of the car. It is truly a stunningly handsome design, in my opinion, with perfect proportions, and just fantastic design elements.
 
 


2 comments:

  1. I literally just found this car a couple days ago. Did you find the '58 Edsel that was a few blocks away from it. Also in that same area of Shoreline is a Triumph Stag. When I found this car, I did some research, and as far as I can tell this car is a 1970. There probably Isn't much difference between the 2 years. Great fond. Shoreline neighborhoods are packed with rare gems.
    -Ryan

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  2. I have a 1971 that looks like that (aside from color), luggage rack and all.

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