Opel Captain appeared in 1938th. This was a beautiful and capacious car. The emblem of Opel as a zigzag of lightning then did not yet exist, and captain decorated the image of some swift object - rockets or torpedoes.
Opel Kapitan is the first post-war model of Opel in a large class. She is done was in an order to compete Mercedes-Benz 220. A model was produced with a basket four-door sedan. A model was equipped by a six-cylinder carburetor engine by volume of by 2473 cc. Gear-box: hand, 3 speeds forward, one back. Brake system fluid-operated. Back breaks a drum. Sizes: 4620Ñ…1660Ñ…1640 mm. of Libra of car is 1230 kg. High speed is 126 km/h.
In all from October 1948 for February 1951 30.466 copies were produced Opel Captain. A base price of model is 9950 German brands.
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War made off, a plant in Russelsheim, had lied in ruins, and it was forbidden the beaten Germans to produce passenger cars with engines more than one and a half L. Cheap Opel Kadett would be a quite good variant, but all documentation and equipment on account of reparations was taken out by soviet troops, so that a machine regenerated already as Â«Muscovite 400Â». Â«OpelÂ» managed to put right producing of trucks of Blitz with Â«CapitanÂ» a 2,5-with a capacity of one the L. motor.
Joyless existence of once prospering firm lasted 1948 to, when the representatives of General Motors, finally, visited the German branch. Limitations of occupation authorities to the moment weakened substantially, and Americans decided on proceeding in the production of model... Kapitan. Why to not fuel-efficient Â«OlympiaÂ»? And because assembling of engines for Â«CaptainÂ» was already put right and producing of the prepared products can be begun far quicker, than in case with a compact disk.
Opel Kapitan'48 was the almost replica of pre-war hit. Almost - because, aiming to reduce in price a machine, the bosses of GM gave up difficult head optics, replacing her usual Â«slicesÂ». A machine did not change, but times changed, and a six-cylinder power aggregate by volume of far for 2000 Â«blocksÂ» was considered titanic. Add a 4,62 m of length to it, and before you the real limousine. Just like this and Kapitan was perceived in heavy post-war years.
Mercedes 220 (W187) became the main rival of large Â«OpelÂ» in a pre-war, generally, basket, so that there was nothing surprising in that "Captain" quickly led the list of the most popular auto in higher classes.