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Opel Kapitän P2

Opel Kapitän P2
EngineSix-cylinder in-line
Displacement, bore*stroke2605 cm³ (85,0 mm * 76,5 mm)
Crankshaft4 main bearings
Cylinder headCast iron
Cylinder blockCast iron
Compression ratio7,8 : 1
Engine controlOhv
Mixture preparationSingle carburetor
Valves2 per cylinder
Torque186 Nm at 1300-2500 rpm
Power66 kW (90 HP) at 4100 rpm
Drivetrain designRear engine, rear drive
ClutchSingle disc, dry
TransmissionManual three speed, automatic three speed, overdrive (option)
Front suspensionDouble wishbone
Rear suspensionRigid axle, leaf springs
Wheelbase2.800 mm
Turn radius10.800 mm
Wheels7.00 - 14 (5")
Length4.831 mm
Width1.812 mm
Height1.512 mm
Tank capacity55 liter
Kerb weight1340 kg + driver
Maximum speed150 km/h
ManufactureSince 1959
Purchase price10.000 DM
Electricity6 V/ 77 Ah

The postwar period in Germany is characterized of destitution and a lot of diligence. But one is sure, who long time is working hard will also at some point see the results of his work and above all show. It is the car of the upper middle class after World War II. It belongs to like the holiday in Italy and the theatre subscription. That it will be exchanged later for a Mercedes and the destination is still reachable only by plane is another story.

Already between 1950 and 1960, the Opel Kapitän has had considerable registration rates. Now in new, and with a size begging for respect it would achieve more, if others were not even interested in the six-cylinder cake.

Create prestige the people from Mercedes can certainly better, while they even almost go in front of the American-inspired fashion this time. More power the 220 S has as well, but no one offers the six-cylinder prestige for the price of the Opel Kapitän. And although sporty driving is a foreign term for it, but it combines all sorts of other conveniences.

It is big outside and big, now this applies also to the rear doors. Even three adults can sit in front, if necessary. For its size it is to drive without the slightest effort. When changing gears one need not too much to worry, enjoys the cushion and the comfortable spring system and if one gets out the most people inwardly say: Gosh! And mean the car. 02/10               Top of page               Index
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