A new model every two years. A little later, it became even more hectic. After all, the changes were not just cosmetic this time. The worm and roller steering were replaced by a smooth and above all more accurate. And since we're talking about the chassis, with this Opel has celebrated the introduction of tubeless tyres for the first time, but still in a diagonal method of construction.
Although the dimensions did not change apart from a somewhat lower height compared with the predecessor model but basically, the front lights moved more forward and the rear lights more to the rear. At the same time the bonnet overall lowered so much that the additional space created under the windshield had to be provided with an air slots simulating grid.
The front license plate was located now unguided in the middle on the bumper, the windshield was higher and the rear window undivided transparent. Front were added two fog lights. Thus, the old form with the shark teeth has found at last into a harmonious whole.
The changes on the engine, still perceived as economical, are not even worth to mention, except a better acceleration. This did not apply to the operating convenience of the sophisticated one-key system, no means common at the time. One did not need to leave behind the key in the workshop, because the could also start the car without. Luggage compartment and tank, however, remained closed.
The Kapitän was praised due to its standard headlight flasher, blamed for lack of standard exterior mirrors (!). Also for this car of the upper class at that time, one had to pay the heating with 160 DM separately. 02/15