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Opel Kapitän

Opel Kapitän
EngineIn-line six-cylinder
Displacement2473 cm³
Bore * stroke80 * 82 mm
Main bearings4
Compression ratio6,0 : 1
Engine controlOHV (spur gears)
Mixture preparationCarburetor
Tank capacity55 liter
Cooling systemPump circulation
Torque165 Nm at 1600 rpm
Power40 kW (55 HP)
Rated speed3600 rpm
Power drive designFront engine with rear-wheel drive
TransmissionThree-speed, 1st gear unsynchronised
Suspension (in front)Lateral arm, spring/damping, Dubonnet-system
Suspension (rear)Rigid axle, hydraulic damper
SteeringWorm gears
Tyres5.50 x 16
BrakesDrums, hydraulic
Wheelbase2695 mm
Length4620 mm
Width1660 mm
Height1575 mm
Weight1230 kg + driver
Maximum speedApprox. 125 km/h
PriceApprox. 3600-4300 RM
Construction period1938 - 40, 1948 - 53
ModelsTwo-/four doors, Convertible
Generator6 V, 130 W

When one hears that the Super 6 will be replaced after only one year, one can not quite understand the model policy. However, if one speaks from one longer-term restructuring at Opel, at which change engines as well as the whole body, then this is probably more plausible. The Super 6 has already the new six-cylinder, but in the old body. The Kapitän this is self-supporting and it takes over the engine. That makes him only slightly heavier, despite a lot more volume. Now there is one representative in the upper class with the new technology.

Opel would have done so on, and maybe even replaced the Admiral, if not the Second World War would have come up. The Kapitän was certainly constructed so advanced that it rolled off the line even after theWar from 1948 for another five years. Sign of recognition of the pre-war Kapitän are mainly the (including the edge) into the fenders integrated headlights. When driving attract attention the somewhat harder spring system. From 1950 the column gear shift was introduced and later there was still little more power.

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