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The Opel
Opel
Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel
Opel
between 1937 and 1940, and then again from 1962 until 1991 (the Cabrio continued until 1993), when it was replaced by the Opel
Opel
Astra.

Contents

1 Kadett I (1936–1940)

1.1 Kadett series II 234 (1937) 1.2 Kadett "KJ38" and "K38 Spezial" (1938–1940) 1.3 Commercial 1.4 Soviet afterlife

2 Kadett A (1962–1965) 3 Kadett B (1965–1973) 4 Kadett C (1973–1979) 5 Kadett D (1979–1984)

5.1 South Africa

6 Kadett E (1984–1991)

6.1 Other markets

7 Kadett name 8 References 9 Literature

Kadett I (1936–1940)[edit]

Kadett I

Opel
Opel
Kadett Spezial (K38) "Cabrio-Limousine" (1939)

Overview

Production 1936 – 1940

Assembly Rüsselsheim, Germany

Body and chassis

Layout FR layout

Related Moskvitch 400/420

Powertrain

Engine 1,074 cc sv I4

Transmission 3-speed manual

Dimensions

Wheelbase 2,337 mm (92.0 in)

Length 3,765 mm (148.2 in) - 3,840 mm (151.2 in)

Width 1,375 mm (54.1 in)

Height 1,455 mm (57.3 in) - 1,545 mm (60.8 in)

Curb weight 757 kg (1,669 lb)

The first Opel
Opel
car to carry the Kadett name was presented to the public in December 1936 by Opel's Commercial-Technical director, Heinrich Nordhoff, who would in later decades become known for his leadership role in building up the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
company. The new Kadett followed the innovative Opel
Opel
Olympia in adopting a chassis-less monocoque construction, suggesting that like the Vauxhall 10 introduced in 1937 by Opel's English sister-company, the Opel Kadett was designed for high volume low cost production.

Opel
Opel
Kadett (1937–1940)

Opel
Opel
Kadett Strolch (1938)

Opel
Opel
Kadett "Limousine" "series II 234", with the 1937 front. The grill was restyled for 1938.

Moskvitch 400 (1947–1954)

Kadett series II 234 (1937)[edit] For 1937 the Kadett was offered as a small and unpretentious[1] two door "Limousine" (sedan/saloon) or, at the same list price of 2,100 Marks, as a soft top "Cabrio-Limousine". The body resembled that of the existing larger Opel
Opel
Olympia and its silhouette reflected the "streamlining" tendencies of the time. The 1,074cc side-valve engine came from the 1935 Opel
Opel
P4 and came with the same listed maximum power output of 23 PS (17 kW; 23 hp) at 3,400 rpm.[2] The brakes were now controlled using a hydraulic mechanism. The suspension featured synchromous springing, a suspension configuration already seen on the manufacturer's larger models and based on the Dubonnet system for which General Motors
General Motors
in France had purchased the license. The General Motors
General Motors
version, which had been further developed by Opel’s North American parent, was intended to provide a soft ride, but there was some criticism that handling and road-holding were compromised, especially when the system was applied to small light-weight cars such as the Kadett.[3] By the end of 1937 33,402 of these first generation Kadetts had been produced.[4] Kadett "KJ38" and "K38 Spezial" (1938–1940)[edit] From December 1937 a modified front grill signalled an upgrade. However, the 1,074cc Opel
Opel
23 PS (17 kW; 23 hp) engine and the 2,337 mm (92.0 in) wheelbase were unchanged, and it would have taken a keen eyed observer to spot the difference between the cars for 1937 and those for 1938.[5] The manufacturer now offered two versions of the Kadett, designated the "Kadett KJ38 and the "Kadett K38" the latter also being sold as the "Kadett Spezial". Mechanically and in terms of published performance there was little to differentiate the two, but the "Spezial" had a chrome stripe below the window line, and extra external body trim in other areas such as on the front grill. The interior of the "Spezial" was also better equipped. To the extent that the 300 Mark saving for buyers of the car reflected reduced production costs, the major difference was that the more basic "KJ38" lost the synchromous springing with which the car had been launched, and which continued to be fitted on the "Spezial". The base car instead reverted to traditional rigid axle based suspension similar to that fitted on the old Opel
Opel
P4. The base car was available only as a two-door "Limousine" (sedan/saloon). Customers looking for a soft-top "Cabrio-limousine" would need to specify a "Kadett Spezial". For the first time Kadett buyers, provided they were prepared to choose a "Kadett Spezial" could also specify a four-door "Limousine" (sedan/saloon) bodied car, priced at 2,350 Marks as against 2,150 Marks for a "Spezial Cabrio-Limousine" and 2,100 Marks for a two-door "Spezial Limousine". In marketing terms the "Kadett KJ38" was intended to fill the niche that Opel
Opel
had recently vacated with the departure of the Opel
Opel
P4, but the KJ38, priced at 1,800 Marks, was more expensive than the P4 and its reduced specification left it with the image of a car for poor people (..Image des Arme-Leute-Autos..) at a time when economic growth in Germany
Germany
was finally fostering a less minimalist approach to car buying.[4] The "Kadett K38 Spezial" fared better in the market place: in 1938 and again in 1939 it was Germany's top selling small car. By May 1941 the company had produced 17,871 "Kadett KJ38"s and 56,335 "Kadett K38 Spezial"s.[4] Commercial[edit] Competitive pricing led to commercial success, and Kadetts continued to be produced during the early months of the war: by the time production ended in May 1940, following intensification of World War II, 106,608 of these Opel
Opel
Kadetts[6] had come off the assembly line at Opel's Rüsselsheim
Rüsselsheim
plant, which had been the first major car plant in Germany
Germany
to apply the assembly-line production techniques pioneered by Henry Ford. Soviet afterlife[edit] After the Second World War
Second World War
the Soviet Union requested the tooling from the Opel
Opel
Rüsselsheim
Rüsselsheim
car plant in the American occupation zone as part of the war reparations agreed by the victorious powers, to compensate for the loss of the production lines for the domestic KIM-10-52 in the siege of Moscow. Faced with a wide range of German "small litrage" models to choose from, Soviet planners wanted a car which closely followed the general type of the KIM – a 4-door sedan with all-metal body and 4-stroke engine. They therefore rejected both the rear-engined, two-door KdF-Wagen (future VW Beetle) and the two-stroke powered, front-wheel-drive, wooden-bodied DKW F8, built by the Auto Union
Auto Union
Chemnitz
Chemnitz
plant in the Soviet occupation zone. The closest analog of the KIM to be found was the 4-door Kadett K38.[7] On August 26, 1945 the State Defense Committee published Order № 9905, which prescribed the start of production of the 4-door Kadett on the Moscow
Moscow
small car plant "without any changes to the design". But implementation of the plan was far from smooth. The Rüsselsheim
Rüsselsheim
plant had been deeply involved in the Nazi war effort, producing aircraft engines for the Luftwaffe, and consequently has been heavily damaged by the Allied air raids. Very little was left to be salvaged – mostly incoherent drawings and plans, with several stamping dies for the 2-door version of the Kadett to add.[7] Still, a number of Kadetts has been captured as trophies by the Red Army and available for study and reverse-engineering. This project was conducted by design bureaus formed as Soviet-German joint ventures under the Soviet Military Administration in Germany
Germany
(SMAD). There were 11 of them in total. One in Berlin
Berlin
(reverse-engineered the engine and transmission. Another in Schwarzenberg worked on the steel body. The wooden-bodied station wagon was developed in Chemnitz. The vast majority of the personnel of these design bureaus were German specialists and craftsmen hired by the Military Administration. These design bureaus not only prepared the necessary blueprints and documentation, but also provided the wooden master model for the body. They even developed the new trim pieces which distinguished the Moskvitch from its Opel
Opel
prototype, including hood emblems and hubcaps with a large "M" (for "Moskvitch"). However, the stamping dies and most of the tooling had to be produced in the USSR.[7] Production started on December 4, 1946. The Moskvitch 400/420 continued to be made in Moscow
Moscow
with some minor changes until 1956, when it was replaced by the Moskvitch 402. The latter was an all-new design apart from the engine, for which Moskvitch continued to use the Kadett side-valve engine until 1958, when it was replaced with a domestically designed OHV
OHV
engine.[7] Kadett A (1962–1965)[edit] Main article: Opel
Opel
Kadett A

Kadett A

Overview

Production 1962 – 1965

Layout FR layout

Powertrain

Engine 993 cc Opel
Opel
OHV
OHV
OHV
OHV
I4

The Kadett was re-introduced in 1962, with deliveries beginning on 2 October, a little more than 22 years after the original model was discontinued in May 1940.[8] The new car (designated the Kadett A) was a small family car like its predecessor, although it was now available in 2-door saloon, 3-door estate ("Car-A-Van") and coupé versions.

Opel
Opel
Kadett Coupé
Coupé
(1962–1965) 

Opel
Opel
Kadett L (1964–1965) 

Rear 

Dashboard 

Kadett B (1965–1973)[edit] Main article: Opel
Opel
Kadett B

Kadett B

Opel
Opel
Kadett B 4-door Limousine

Overview

Production 1965 – 1973

Body and chassis

Related Opel
Opel
Olympia A

The Kadett B was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Frankfurt Motor Show
in late summer 1965,[9][10] The Kadett B was larger all-round than the Kadett A: 5% longer both overall and in terms of the wheelbase, 7% wider and 9% heavier (unladen weight), albeit 10 mm (0.39 in) lower in basic standard "Limousine" (sedan/saloon) form.[11] Production ended in July 1973, with the successor model introduced a month later following the summer shut-down, in August. The two-seat Opel
Opel
GT was heavily based on Kadett B components, its body made by a French contractor, Brissonneau & Lotz, at their Creil
Creil
factory.

Opel
Opel
Rallye Kadett B "Gills-coupé" ("Kiemencoupé"), 1965–70

Opel
Opel
Kadett B body options

Opel
Opel
Kadett B 4-door Limousine

Opel
Opel
Kadett B Coupé
Coupé
"F" (1967–73)

Opel
Opel
Kadett B "LS" Fastback
Fastback
sedan/saloon (1967–70)

Rear-view of Opel
Opel
Kadett B 3-door Caravan (Kombi) (1965–73)

Kadett C (1973–1979)[edit] Main article: Opel
Opel
Kadett C

Kadett C

Overview

Production 1973 – 1979

Dimensions

Wheelbase 2,395 mm (94.3 in)

The Kadett C appeared in August 1973[12] and was Opel's version of the General Motors' "T-Car". It was the last small Opel
Opel
to feature rear-wheel drive, and remained in production at Opel's Bochum
Bochum
plant until July 1979, by which time Opel
Opel
had produced 1,701,076. Of these, 52% had been exported outside West Germany,[13] most of them to markets in other parts of western Europe.

Opel
Opel
Kadett Coupé
Coupé
(1973–1977)

Rear

Opel
Opel
Kadett Caravan (1973–1977)

Opel
Opel
Kadett Coupé
Coupé
GT/E

Rear-view of Opel
Opel
Kadett "City"

Opel
Opel
Kadett C "Aero" (pre-1977 facelift)

Opel
Opel
Kadett C 2 door "Limousine" (post-1977 facelift)

Opel
Opel
Kadett C 4-door "Limousine"

Kadett D (1979–1984)[edit]

Kadett D

Overview

Also called Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
(United Kingdom)

Production 1979 – 1984

Assembly Bochum, Germany Antwerp, Belgium Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom Kikinda, Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(Serbia)

Body and chassis

Body style 3 and 5-door hatchback 2 and 4-door fastback 3 and 5-door wagon / estate (Caravan)

Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive

Platform T-platform

Related Bedford Astravan
Bedford Astravan
(United Kingdom)

Powertrain

Engine 1.0 L Opel
Opel
OHV
OHV
I4 (petrol) 1.2 L Opel
Opel
OHV
OHV
I4 (petrol) 1.3 L Family 1 I4 (petrol) 1.6 L Family II I4 (petrol) 1.8 L Family II I4 (petrol) 1.6 L Family II I4 (diesel)

Transmission

4/5-speed manual 3-speed automatic

Dimensions

Wheelbase 2,514 mm (99.0 in)

Length 3,998 mm (157.4 in) Caravan: 4,207 mm (165.6 in)

Width 1,636 mm (64.4 in)

Height 1,400 mm (55.1 in)

Curb weight 815 kg (1,796.8 lb) - 980 kg (2,160.5 lb)

The Kadett D was introduced in the middle of August 1979, with deliveries on the home market beginning early in September 1979.[14] In November 1979, the car went on sale in the United Kingdom, some five months before the Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
Mark 1, the British version, was launched in April 1980. The cars were designed as three- or five-door hatchbacks and estates or station wagons. There were also two- and four-door sedans featuring separate boots/trunks, which shared the silhouettes of the hatchbacks: in the United Kingdom, the sedan versions were soon withdrawn, until the 1986 launch of the MKII-based Belmont. For the first time, since 1965, there was no coupé bodied Kadett in the range: the previous Kadett C coupé was indirectly replaced by the three-door 1.3 SR sports model. Technologically, the Kadett D was a departure, as it was Opel
Opel
and Vauxhall's first front-wheel-drive car. It was also the first application of the Family II engine
Family II engine
design, with a single overhead camshaft, aluminium-alloy cylinder head, hydraulic valve lifters, with capacities of 1297 cc (producing 60 PS and 75 PS) and had a transaxle design that allowed the clutch to be replaced without removing the transmission unit. A carry-over 1196 cc Opel
Opel
OHV engine from previous generations of the Kadett producing 53 hp and a top speed of 87 mph was also offered on entry level models from launch,[15] and a new 1600 cc engine was offered after Frankfurt 1981, followed by an 1800 cc version introduced for the Kadett GSE/Astra GTE model. The Kadett D was also equipped with a 1600 cc diesel engine, an option which was first presented at the Brussels Motor Show in 1982.[16] Another frugal model, mostly sold in Italy, was the 1.0 liter model with 50 PS (37 kW). This range of engines was also used for later models of the Corsa/Nova, and the mid-sized Cavalier/Ascona. From May 1981, the 1.3 was also available with a three-speed automatic. The automatic was made available to the diesel in September 1982. In Sweden, a special postal Kadett (" Opel
Opel
Kadett Post") was offered, fitted with a high roof (necessitating a unique and much taller windshield) and a sliding right-hand door, RHD, and the automatic transmission.[17] This version was converted by Karosseriefabrik Voll (in German) in Würzburg, Germany. Voll also made a postal version of the Kadett E. It was also produced as IDA Kadett in Kikinda, Yugoslavia.

Opel
Opel
Kadett D, rear view 

Three-door (1983) 

Opel
Opel
Kadett D Caravan three-door (1979–1984) 

South Africa[edit] The Opel
Opel
Kadett D was also built in South Africa
South Africa
by General Motors South African (Pty) Ltd. The South African range was made up of four-door fastback sedans, five-door hatchbacks, and a five-door estate model called the Voyage.[18] The engines used are Opel's 1.2 litre overhead valve inline-four (L models only), or the OHC
OHC
1.3 liter (GL, GLS, and Voyage). Power is 60 PS (44 kW) and 75 PS (55 kW) respectively.[18] Later a 1.6 liter was added and also a 1.8 in the GTE performance model.

Kadett E (1984–1991)[edit]

Kadett E

Pre-facelift Kadett 1.3 LS (1987)

Overview

Also called Opel
Opel
Astra (East Africa; GMEA) Chevrolet Kadett/Ipanema (BRA) Daewoo LeMans/Racer/Cielo/Nexia (ROK) & (AUS) Opel
Opel
Monza (RSA) Passport Optima
Passport Optima
(Canada) Pontiac LeMans
Pontiac LeMans
(US) Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
(GB) Vauxhall Belmont
Vauxhall Belmont
(GB) IDA Kadett (YUG)[citation needed]

Production 1984 – 1991

Assembly Antwerp, Belgium Bochum, Germany Azambuja, Portugal Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port
(Vauxhall Ellesmere Port), United Kingdom Kikinda, Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(Serbia)

Body and chassis

Body style 3 and 5-door hatchback 4-door sedan / saloon 3 and 5-door wagon / estate (Caravan) 2-door convertible

Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive

Platform T-platform

Related Opel
Opel
Kadett Combo

Powertrain

Engine

petrol: 1196 cc Opel
Opel
OHV
OHV
I4 1297 cc Family 1 I4 1396 cc Family 1 I4 1598 cc Family 1 I4 1598 cc Family II I4 1796 cc Family II I4 1998 cc Family II I4 diesel: 1488 cc 4EC1 td I4 1686 cc 4EE1 I4 1699 cc Family II I4

Transmission 4/5-speed manual 3-speed automatic

Dimensions

Wheelbase 2,520 mm (99.2 in)

Length Hatchback
Hatchback
& convertible: 3,998 mm (157.4 in) Sedan & Caravan: 4,218 mm (166 in)

Width 1,662 mm (65.4 in)

Height 1,393 mm (54.8 in)

Curb weight 850 kg (1,873.9 lb) - 1,010 kg (2,226.7 lb)

The Kadett E ( Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
Mark 2 in the United Kingdom) was introduced in August 1984, and was voted the 1985 European Car of the Year.[19][20] The 1984 model was also developed into a more conventional three-box design with a boot (trunk), badged as the Vauxhall Belmont
Vauxhall Belmont
in the United Kingdom, launched at Frankfurt 1985. This was awarded the 1985 Semperit Irish Car of the Year
Semperit Irish Car of the Year
in Ireland. There was a station wagon called the "Caravan" available, with either three or five doors. In South Africa, the Kadett notchback was sold as the Opel
Opel
Monza, along with a convertible.[21] This replaced the Opel Ascona.[22] A convertible version was also available, for the first time in 1987, built by Bertone of Torino/Italy, bringing it to line with competitors, such as the Ford Escort and Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Golf. For the 1988 model, capacities were raised from 1.3 to 1.4 litres. In the fall of 1986 a new 1,998 cc engine replaced the 1.8 hitherto used on the GSi and Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
GTE in many markets, although the 1.8 continued to be sold in some places.[23] In 1988, a 16-valve twin-cam version was developed for a high-performance GSi/GTE model, yielding 156 PS (115 kW) in non-catalyzed form, six less horsepower with a catalytic converter fitted. While criticized for a lack of refinement, the GSi 16V was also lauded as the most powerful car available in its class at the time.[24] Aside from the "16V" badging, it could be told from an eight-valve GSi by its twin rectangular exhaust pipes.[24] The Kadett E has been seen as a grey import in the United Kingdom, but it is quite rare compared to its badge engineered sister, the Vauxhall Astra Mk II. It was never officially sold in Britain, and by 1989, General Motors
General Motors
was only marketing the Vauxhall brand in the United Kingdom, although Astras assembled at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port
plant were exported to the rest of Europe badged as Opel
Opel
Kadetts. There was also a van version with a raised roof, called the Opel
Opel
Kadett Combo.

Opel
Opel
Kadett Caravan (1984–1989)

Rear

Opel
Opel
Kadett sedan (1985–1989)

Opel
Opel
Kadett 3-door (1989–1991)

Opel
Opel
Kadett 5-door (1989–1991)

Opel
Opel
Kadett sedan (1989–1991)

Other markets[edit] The Kadett C and D was introduced in Brazil
Brazil
as the Chevrolet Chevette. The three-door station wagon (later also five-door) was called the Chevrolet Marajó
Chevrolet Marajó
and pick-up was called Chevy 500. Brazilian production commenced in 1973, with the Marajó being added in 1980. D type was introduced in 1983 with pic-up Chevy 500. Brazilian cars received either 1.4 (1973-1982), 1.6 (1982-1994) ou 1.0 (1992-1993)-litre petrol or ethanol fours.[25] Kadett E was introduced as the Chevrolet Kadett, but the three-door station wagon (later also five-door) was called the Chevrolet Ipanema. Brazilian production commenced in April 1989, with the Ipanema being added in October of the same year. From 1992 Brazilian Kadetts/Ipanemas received fuel injection. Brazilian cars received either 1.8 or 2.0-litre petrol or ethanol fours.[26] In Brazil, D and E types were produced from 1989 to 1994 simultaneously but marketed as different vehicles. In the early 1990s, South African Kadett GSi's were further upgraded based on their success in production car racing and initially 500 special units were built as road cars for homologation purposes. This was a minimum requirement for entry into the Stannic Group N races. They went against BMW's 325iS (A 2.7 litre homologation special from BMW). They featured more aggressive 276-degree camshafts made by Schrick with 2 different settings for timing overlap (110° and 107°), revised intake and exhaust modifications (4-in-1 branch manifold and freeflow exhaust), Irmscher
Irmscher
spring kit, modified engine management system by Promotec, a limited slip differential developed by Andre Verwey and special Aluett 7Jx15-inch ET35 alloy wheels, they were nicknamed the "Superboss"[27] and held the world record for the most torque per litre (114 Nm per litre) for a naturally aspirated car until 2009 being beaten by the Ferrari 458 (117 Nm per litre). After the first 500 units were produced, many more were built to satisfy public demand. The Kadett E formed the basis of the Daewoo LeMans
Daewoo LeMans
(later known as the Daewoo Cielo, Racer and Nexia) in South Korea, Nexia being the hatchback version), which was sold in the United States
United States
and New Zealand as the Pontiac LeMans, and in Canada (initially) as the Passport Optima. LeMans sales ended in 1993. The Nexia is still being produced at UzDaewoo
UzDaewoo
plant in Asaka, Uzbekistan. The Cielo was last being produced at Automobile
Automobile
Craiova, a semi-independent (from GM) plant in Craiova, Romania. Their license expired in the fall of 2006.

Kadett name[edit] In 1991, GM Europe decided to standardise model names across its two brands, and Opel
Opel
adopted Vauxhall's name for the Kadett, Astra, for the replacement car for Europe which debuted that year. Only South Africa kept the Kadett name until the 1999 (Astra/Kadett F), when all models took the Astra name. However, under Opel's internal naming convention, successive generations of the Astra platform are treated as a logical continuation of the Kadett lineage, hence the original 1991 Astra was designated Astra F in relation to the previous Kadett E. This convention has continued through the Astra K. References[edit]

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Admiral (1937–1939, 1964–1977) Agila (2000–2015) Antara (2006–2015) Arena (1997–2001) Ascona (1970–1988) Astravan (1998–2013) Bedford Blitz (1973–1986) Blitz (1930–1975) Calibra (1989–1997) Campo (1992–2001) Chevette (1980–1982) Commodore (1967–1982) Diplomat (1964–1977) 5/12 PS "Puppchen" (1911–1920) 4/8 PS "Doktorwagen" (1909–1910) Frontera (1991–2004) GT (1968–1973, 2006–2009) Kadett (1937–1940, 1962–1991) Kapitän (1939–1970) 4 PS "Laubfrosch" (1924–1931) Manta (1970–1988) Meriva (2003–2017) Monterey (1992–1999) Monza (1978–1986) Olympia (1935–1940, 1947–1953, 1967-1970) Olympia Rekord (1953–1957) Omega (1986–2003) Patent Motor Car, System Lutzmann (1899–1902) P4 (1935–1937) RAK (1928) RAK2 (1928) Regent (1928–1929) Rekord (1953–1986) Senator (1978–1993) Signum (2003–2008) Sintra (1996–1999) Speedster (2000–2005) Super 6 (1937–1938) Tigra (1994–2000, 2004–2009) 10/30 (10/35) PS (1922–1924) Vectra (1988–2008)

Concept cars

Flextreme Flextreme GT/E Frogster GTC Concept HydroGen3 HydroGen4 Insignia Concept Meriva Concept Monza Concept Signum2 Concept Junior RAK e Slalom Opel
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Tech 1 Trixx Twin

Divisions and subsidiaries

Vauxhall

VXR

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Performance Center

People

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Factories

Aspern Brandenburg Ellesmere Port Eisenach Luton Tychy

Other

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Category Commons

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Type 1919 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s

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Small family car

4/12 PS

1.2 litre / P4

4/14 PS 4/16 PS 4/20 PS

1.0 litre 1.3 litre Kadett

Compact car

Olympia

Olympia

Large family car

7/34 & 8/40 1.8 litre 2.0 litre

Executive car

10/40

Super 6 Kapitän

Kapitän

Luxury Car

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Regent

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Class 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s

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Small family car

Kadett A Kadett B Kadett C

Olympia

Olympia A

Large family car

Olympia Rekord Rekord P1 Rekord P2

Ascona A Ascona B

Rekord A Rekord B Rekord C Rekord D Rekord E

Executive car

Commodore A Commodore B Commodore C

Luxury vehicle Admiral Kapitan Diplomat Senator

Sports car

Manta A Mant

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