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Opel Rekord P2

Opel Rekord P2
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement1477/1680 cm³
Bore * stroke74,0 mm * 80,0/85,0 mm
Compression ratio7,5 : 1
Engine controlOHV (chain)
Mixture preparationCarburetor, start automatic
Tank capacity40 litres
Torque88 Nm at 2000 rpm
Power37/40 kW (50/55 HP)
Rated speed4300 rpm/4000 rpm
Power drive designFront engine with rear-wheel drive
TransmissionThree-speed (later four-speed), Olymat (+310 DM)
Suspension (front)Double wishbone, coil springs
Suspension (rear)Rigid axle, leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
SteeringWorm gear
Tyres5.90 x 13 (4,5")
BrakesDrums, hydraulic, single circuit
Wheelbase2541 mm
Length4515 mm
Width1632 mm
Height1.485/1.523* mm
Kerb weight965 kg + driver
Maximum speedApprox. 125 km/h
Purchase priceApprox. 5,700 DM
Construction period1960 - 1963
ModelsTwo/four door, coupé, estate car, *caravan, delivery van

The strategy of the frequent change of model has its price. At least the resale value suffers, especially when the change is so strongly as by the P1. And the successor really looks again quite different. Fortunately, Opel then finds a line, even if the model changes are more hectic.

Thereby each Rekord is worth an observation. The P2 seems to come again closer to European taste, barely indicated wings, up to the chrome grill relatively simple and not too wide effect. Under the body it has of course all the good Opel qualities.

If you consider that there were only three gears at the beginning of the P2 production, one has to wonder, how well can be driven the car. Well, the possible top speed is much higher today, but are really necessary up to nine gears?

As really 'light-footed` you can not describe this Rekord (nomen est omen). Here is probably the quite solid workmanship meant, the is particularly pointed out by the slogan 'Opel the Reliable' (Figure 7). It is not in vain in registrations in Germany no. 2 products in total and no. 1 in the midsize cars. 01/15               Top of page               Index
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