1960 Opel Rekord P I Olympia ORIGINAL 1.7L RUNNER - $2499
61K Original Miles on Original 1.7L 4 Cylinder Engine
Car has been stored for quite some time, does run will need some minimal work to get it driving again, mainly brake and engine tuning.
Car has original wheels and hubcaps, custom rims and tires come with car as well
This car would make a great street rod, and a nice small block or further customization for an even larger engine for those Ford and Chevy enthusiasts could be made to make a very fast, powerful sleeper car!
The floors are very solid and do not need any work. This is one of the amazing things about the car. It does have rust on the fenders, but the important part - the floor - is solid!
Click the video link below to see a nice slideshow of the pictures!
This is also a good car to build for that Opel collector, as we all know these are in very short supply!
Call Dana @ 608-332-3374 or visit www.sperloentrucksandfab.com for more information.
Here's more info cited from Wikipedia.org:
The Opel Rekord P I (known in some guises as the Opel Olympia or Opel Olympa Rekord) had a slightly larger, more modern body with wraparound windscreen and rear screen and remained in production until 1960. A semi-automatic gearbox ("Olymat") became available for model year 1959, and a 1.7 L engine for model year 1960. 195859: 1488 cc, 45 hp (DIN). Available as two-door "Olympia" base model or more luxurious two-door "Olympia Rekord" and as three-door estate ("Caravan") and "delivery" van based on the saloon. Price in Germany: DM 5,785 to 6,845. 509,110 units were made. 1959: 1488 cc, 45 hp (DIN); on request 1680 cc, 55 hp (DIN). Also available as four-door saloon. Several refinements including padded dashboard, ignition lock, electrically driven windscreen wipers. The new base model "Opel 1200" replaced the former Olympia (1196 cc, 40 hp (DIN), DM 5,835); the 1200 remained in production until December 1962, while the P I was superseded in August 1960 by the Rekord P II. Price in Germany: DM 6,545 to 7,110. 307,000 units (P I) + 67.952 units (1200). In 195960, Autenrieth of Darmstadt, Germany converted P I two-door sedans to coupés and cabriolets, in very limited numbers. Prices were DM 9,380 for the coupé and DM 11,180 for the convertible. General data: Wheelbase 100 in (2,540 mm)Length 174.9 in (4,442 mm)Width 63.6 in (1,615 mm)Height 58.7 in (1,491 mm)Kerb weight 2,010 lb (910 kg)-2,210 lb (1,000 kg)Top speed 74 mph (119 km/h)82 mph (132 km/h).
Opel Rekord P 2 1960 Autofriedhof Kaufdorf
Nach Räumung des Autofriedhofs, Feb 2010
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and intend to clear it by court order
later this year. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf
locals and more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to
preserve the site was started last month when an open day was held. The
organisers expected about 50 people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz
Messerli, whose father founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected
such interest. Our aim is to preserve it for posterity as a national work
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.