Opel
OPEL KADETT (1965-73)

2-door/4-door 4-seater saloon/fastback coupé/estate.

Dull but commercially successful Opel; the West German equivalent of the Vauxhall Viva. No common parts, but similar mechanical layout. All cars with torque tube rear suspension location, and 12-volt electrics, at last. Rack and pinion steering plus an all-synchro gearbox were a pleasure, compared with very dull performance and styling. Limited UK sales, mostly with the 1.2-litre engine (60bhp) announced in summer 1971.

Technical Specifications
Engine
993cc/1078cc/1196cc (S4 OHV)
Configuration
Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Production dates
1965 to 1973
Number produced
n/a
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