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    Opel Kapitaen 1958-59

    Opel Kapitan 1958-1959

    The Kapitaen was Opel’s post-war top car until 1964, when the names Admiral and Diplomat were rived.
    The Kapitaens were comfortable 4 door sedans, with absolutely no progressive elements, but a neat package designed for doing the job. No pretences, low costs.
    The first model appeared in 1948 and subsequent models appeared with 2-3 years intervals.
    The 1958 model was a radical (outward) change compared to its predecessor, with panoramic windshield and rear window, however resulting in a low roof line and smaller rear doors than usual. It was not a success and the model was kept in production for only one year, with only less than 35,000 examples being produced.

    This has resulted into a sort of revival of demand just for this type, one example is shown here presented at the 2003 Essen Technoclassica
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    Is this the one with the "keyhole"-rearlights? Need to know to post the right pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netburner
    Is this the one with the "keyhole"-rearlights? Need to know to post the right pics.
    yep, I hope you have a pic of those
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    Yeah, I have For my just 21 years I have seen many cars I think

    "2000 km durch Deutschland", Nordkirchen, Germany, 2005 (there were two of them at one day the car with the red "GG" license is the car of the vice-chief of AutoBild, some may know the magazine, I worked for them this summer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by netburner
    Yeah, I have For my just 21 ages I have seen many cars I think

    "2000 km durch Deutschland", Nordkirchen, Germany, 2005 (there were two of them at one day the car with the red "GG" license is the car of the vice-chief of AutoBild, some may know the magazine, I worked for them this summer)
    thanks a lot. I will post some more Opels another time....
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    Can you remember another european company so widely using american aerostyle skills in its models? I think, Opel was 'the leader' at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faksta View Post
    Can you remember another european company so widely using american aerostyle skills in its models? I think, Opel was 'the leader' at this point.
    no wonder, as Opel was and still is part of General Motors
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