Posts Tagged ‘kadett’

Reporting Live From the Scene – 1967 Opel Kadett Rallye

February 1, 2012

Well, after a long dry spell here’s a car I actually checked out. I’ve written about other Kadetts in the past, but I don’t believe there’s been a Rallye featured. The interesting thing about this specific car is that while I was growing up in Los Altos, CA, I used to see this parked out front of Reitmeir’s Werkstatt while I was delivering papers in town. Even then, I thought it was pretty cool with the rally-style striping, foglights, and sporty phone-dial style steel wheels.

This car’s been on the market for at least a month now – the seller is obviously not trying urgently to get rid of it, which is unfortunate since it’s sitting outside on the street. From the decay on this one, you can see why they didn’t last any longer than your average European car in more stressful climates. It’s for sale in the hills of Burlingame, CA for an asking price of $3000.

1967 Opel Kadett Rallye left

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Doppelopelvergnügen – 1970 Opel Kadett Kombi

January 7, 2010

Well, who knew there would be two interesting Opels on the market at the same time. I won’t go into too much detail about this car, since it’s been covered here before, but to say that this car is the Kadett B with the same 106hp 1.9l four as the just-featured GT. With a similar power-to-weight ratio, rear-wheel-drive and a 4-speed manual, this car might actually be kind of a hoot to drive. Find it here in Tampa, FL for $1200. For even more oddball points, you’ll notice it’s a wagon with hipster-approved fake-wood applique.

1970 Opel Kadett Kombi

The three-door wagon was one of a myriad of body styles, including 2-door and 4-door fastback variants. The seller states this car needs some work, and judging by the modern tach in the Opel and the car with chromed out dubs in the background, you might also count on undoing some of his work. However, it doesn’t look like he got too far, so the car still looks fairly intact. Since the car is from Florida, I would definitely count on rust, but it doesn’t look all that bad. Body damage is also there in the right rear, but this can go on hold while you get the car running and cleaned up. Definitely worth a look if you’re in the Tampa area.

1970 Opel Kadett

August 5, 2009

This might be a little obscure, but then, so is my angle on this whole hobby. I’ve always wanted an excuse to share some German song lyrics, so here they are, relevant because they’re about cars:

Jeder Popel fährt ‘nen Opel / Every booger drives an Opel
Jeder Affe fährt ‘nen Ford / Every monkey drives a Ford
Jeder Blödmann fährt ‘nen Porsche / Every idiot drives a Porsche
Jeder Arsch ‘nen Audi Sport / Every ass an Audi Sprot
Jeder Spinner fährt ‘nen Manta / Every wacko drives a Manta
Jeder Dödel Jaguar / Every muppet Jaguar
Nur Genießer fahren Fahrrad / Only bon vivants ride a bicycle
Und sind immer schneller da / And are always faster there

I think it’s by a German group called die Prinzen… basically insulting all drivers of the above-mentioned cars and saying how you get there quicker by bike. If you’ve seen any German city centers lately, you’ll no doubt agree.

Anyway, the first line always stuck in my head and came back to mind when I saw this cute little primrose yellow Opel Kadett, listed in Black Hawk, CO by the original owner for $3000. There’s something to be said for older cars in period colors, and this color suits this subcompact just right, second only to the Rallye package with driving lights and stripes.

1970 Opel Kadett front

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