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OPEL OLYMPIA (1936-37)

Saloon, cabriolet.

The Third Reich didn't encourage inspiring cars for the masses, and this one was pretty dull as well. But for £155 in this country you got a 60mph small car of unit construction with Dubonnet type ifs and four-speed synchromesh 'box. Headlights were faired into bonnet, the cabrio had convenient fold back roof, but against were austere finish and indifferent Bendix brakes; the low price was a result of the Third Reich's insatiable demand for English currency.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1288cc (S4 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1937  
Number produced:
n/a