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OPEL REKORD (1977-86)

2-door/4-door 5-seater saloon/estate car.

Long-running modern generation of Rekords, also built as the Vauxhall Carlton in UK, with style very similar to Ascona of the period. Classic front engine/rear drive/MacPherson strut front suspension range. Completely different body from superseded 1972-77 Rekords. Family II 1.8-litre engine option for '83, and 2.2-litre 'cam-in-head' for 1985. Choice of diesel engines, and petrol power from 60 to 110bhp (with fuel injection) in seventies.

Technical Specifications

1698cc/1897cc/1979cc/2197cc (S4 OC), 1796cc (S4 OC), 1998cc/2068cc/2260cc Diesel (S4 OC) 
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1977 to 1986  
Number produced:
1,345,000 to mid 1985