Opel 1972


Kadett (B) - modernizacja
Ascona (A)
Rekord (D) - nowy model
Commodore (B) - nowy model
Admiral (B)
Diplomat (B)
Manta (A)
GT
Manta (B) - prototype
GT Diesel Rekordwagen - prootype

871.846 ex.

OPEL ASCONA £1,472
For once the sports Coupé came first; the family cars followed. Using Manta mechanical parts, the Ascona is available as saloons with two or four doors and as station wagon with engines of 1.6 or 1.9 litres. Dipping mirror, reversing lamps, grab handles and boot light are included. A steering column control works wash, wipe, dip, flash and direction indicators. Ascona 19 has extra instruments, sports wheels, body stripes.
OPEL REKORD £1,606
New this year, the Rekord came out in five versions; saloons with two and four doors, estate cars with three and five doors and Coupé, all with clean lines that look deceptively simple. Mechanical features are overhead valve engines of 1.7 and 1.9-litres each delivering more power than on previous models and there are two finishes, L and LS.
OPEL REKORD ESTATE £1,729
Catering for every possible permutation, Opel back up their range of saloons and Coupés with station wagons having three or five doors. Introduced this year, the Rekord has attractive new styling and gives a little more space in a slightly smaller package. There are engines of 1.7 and 1.9-litres, the latter with hydraulic tappets requiring no adjustment, like the Commodore sixes.
OPEL MANTA £1,618
Thrusting to top spot in the German industry, GM Opel has a big range of cars planned with a sure instinct for what customers want. And a lot want this sporty Manta Coupé with its good road manners, comfortable interior and roomy boot. Altogether, buyers get a choice of four engines from 1,198 to 1,897 c.c. (though not all of them come to Britain).
OPEL COMMODORE Coupé £2,091
Opel stylists seem to have a flair for Coupés. The previous Rekord (4-cyl.) and Commodore (6-cyl.) were much admired but the clean cut lines of the new ones are better. The cars are lower and narrower but boldly curved side windows give more interior space. Under-body parts are galvanised. Road holding is aided by a five-link rear axle with anti-roll bar.

London show review

 

Kadett

Kadett B (wb: 2416 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1078 cm³, 50 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1196 cm³, 60 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Limousine 2-dr (fastback)
  Limousine 4-dr (fastback)
  CarAVan 2-dr
  CarAVan 4-dr
  Coupé
  Rallye

 

Ascona

Ascona A (wb: 2430 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 68 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 80 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1196 cm³, 60 PS) - new in March (in export models from July '71)
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Voyage

 

Rekord C

Rekord D (wb: 2668 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1698 cm³, 66 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1698 cm³, 83 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 97 PS)
(R4 cyl, diesel, 2068 cm³, 60 PS) - limousine only
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Coupé
  CarAVan 2-dr
  CarAVan 4-dr

 

Commodore

Commodore B (wb: 2668 mm) - March
(R6 cyl, 2490 cm³, 115 PS)
(R6 cyl, 2490 cm³, 130 PS) (GS)
(R6 cyl, inj, 2784 cm³, 160 PS) (GS/E)
  Limousine 4-dr
  Coupé

 

Admiral

Admiral B (wb: 2845 mm)
(R6 cyl, 2874 cm³, 132 PS)
(R6 cyl, 2874 cm³, 145 PS)
(R6 cyl, inj, 2784 cm³, 165 PS)
  Limousine 4-dr

 

 

Diplomat

Diplomat B (wb: 2845 mm)
(R6 cyl, inj, 2784 cm³, 165 PS)
V8 cyl, 5354 cm³, 230 PS)
  Limousine 4-dr

 

Manta

Manta A (wb: 2430 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 68 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 80 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1196 cm³, 60 PS) - new in March
  Coupé

 

GT

GT and GT/J (wb: 2431 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
  Coupé



Opel GT/J


Opel GT sold in the USA by Buick

 

GT Diesel Rekordwagen - prototype