Even before the introduction of the Opel GT with its Corvette-like styling, General Motors’ German affiliate in the 1960s was sending over fun-to-drive compact vehicles. Among them was the Opel Kadett, especially in Rally Kadett guise.
The Pick of the Day, being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealership in Canton, Ohio, is a 1969 Opel Kadett Model 91 that has been redone in Rallye Kadett style.
“This little Opel started life as an unassuming Opel Olympia and lived a very quiet life only accumulating around 50,000 actual, original miles,” the dealer notes. “This extra clean little car was then ‘cloned’ into a ‘Rallye Kadett’.
“The engine is a 1.1 SR factory high performance motor and features 65 cubic inches with 67 h.p. with 9.2:1 compression ratio and dual carbs.”
The engine is linked to an automatic transmission, presumably the 3-speed unit Opel installed back in the day.
“To get the Rallye Kadett look, the correct style stripes were painted on,” the seller notes. “Correct Rallye Kadett emblems were applied along with a original tachometer. Correct-style front bumper fog lights were also added and wired directly to the OEM headlight switch. Rally wheels from an Opel GT were also added. Correct shoulder harness seatbelts were also added.
“The paint (although not original color) is show quality and looks fantastic with its new vinyl top. The interior appears to be 100 percent original and nearly flawless.
“The restoration is only a few years old with very few miles put on since.”
The car is offered for $14,995.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.