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  • All Buick Opel Sedan versions offered for the year with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars.

    Our next Lost Car is the to Buick Opel by Isuzu. This was an update of the Opel Kadette, and spawned such cars as the Isuzu.

    History of the logo. The company's logo has changed several times in the history. When the Nazis came to the government, the emblem looked like a dirigible flying through the letter "O". Since 1964, the famous lightning has been fixed as a logo.

    The Opel Kadett C is a small family car which was produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel from to .. The Kadett C reached the United States as the Buick–Opel. This was an Isuzu Gemini; an updated version of this.

    1979 buick opel

    1979 buick opel

    I recall the gag as "Ad-soona walk". Poorly and noisly, but running. I loved this car and learned how to adjust points on her. Opel Kadett C "Aero" pre facelift.

    1979 buick opel

    1979 buick opel

    1979 buick opel

    1979 buick opel

    1979 buick opel

    Opel Kadett C - Wikipedia

    Here at Hooniverse we try and entertain you with though provoking content, and that is what this weekend is for, to make you aware of some rather obscure vehicles that were sold in North America that you may have never known about.

    This was an update of the Opel Kadette, and spawned such cars as the Isuzu Gemini in Japan, and the Chevrolet Chevette here on these shores. GM decided that it was getting expensive to import proper Opels from Germany to North America, so it was decided to import the Isuzu Gemini and simply rebadge the car as an Opel for Buick Dealers.

    1979 buick opel

    The tale of this smartly styled coupe starts with the T-car platform. In , back in the days when Opels were still sold through Buick dealers, currency exchange fluctuations worked to make the taut little Manta coupe a bit more expensive than the showroom competition—not the sort of thing you want from your loss-leader captive-import brand.

    Their fastback version of the GM T-car kinda looked the same as the Manta, filled the same niche in the showroom, and was ten to fifteen percent cheaper than the German. You can read the rest of Jeffs article here. It was perky, and it was small, but it never sold as well as the real Opel here in this country, and this experiment was put to rest by just in time for Isuzu to bring it back here as the Isuzu I-Mark for You would think that any survivors would be nothing but iron oxide by now, but there are a couple that I found in the listings that are Craig.

    1979 buick opel

    Here is a version, finished in a color that the seller calls Banana Yellow. It is not currently running, but it was once a California Car Like that is a selling feature, right? It has a stick, and very little information on anything else about the car. See the listing here. From Minnesota comes this version that runs and drives.

    It has under 50, miles, and it seems to be running good. Be honest, did you ever see one of these cars, and are you amazed by the back-story of these beasts? Would you ever want to own such a car? Yes, Ive seen a few of these too. God Im old A friend of mine working his way through college sold or at least attempted to these things at the local Buick dealer as a part time job. He brought one by my shop one day and took me for a ride in it.

    My first comment was, "This aint no Opel. The engine in this thing had the crank to intermediate shaft to camshaft 2-chain setup that made for some hilarious wear conditions. I once saw one of these in a Chevy LUV truck that had so much slack it the chain, it had completely blown out the entire side of the chain cover from the intermediate to the camshaft, and was still running!

    1979 buick opel

    Poorly and noisly, but running. I wonder what that says about its reliability? Though the sedan looks like so many European and Japanese me-too cars that followed in the wake of the '68 European Ford Escort, the fastback is interesting— I see a little Fiat coupe in its proportions.

    But I don't know the Japanese market at this time well enough— were others already cribbing this look? Don't blame the Japanese for the styling of the car outside of grilles and other trim bits.

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