Opel Kadett – 1969

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Exterior Color: brown / black

Interior Color: black

Engine: 4

Transmission: auto

Miles Driven: 54000

Engine model: 1.1SR, which is rated at 67HP @ 6000 RPM, 9.2:1 compression ratio, dual carburetors. All original. I put a new water pump and hoses on it for precaution.

The engine isn#8217;t big, but it only has to propel a 1,730 pound car!

Transmission is 3-speed automatic. I was apprehensive that an automatic transmission would sap too much power from a small engine, but I was pleasantly surprised at the calibration of the torque converter and governor to give it acceleration that is probably as good as a manual transmission.

Odometer shows 54,000 miles, which I believe to be accurate, but cannot guarantee it. I have driven about 1,000 miles since finishing it in November 2008.

The tires are brand-new premium Toyo, and I had the alignment checked when the tires were installed.

The wheels are from 1974 Opel Manta Luxus. I have the steel wheels and chrome dog-dish hubcaps that were on the car when I bought it, and the buyer of the car can have them if desired to maintain originality.

Great suspension on this model. Front and rear anti-sway bars were standard equipment. Handles very nimbly, much better than the competitors of that era.

The brakes have been overhauled: rebuilt front calipers and new pads, rebuilt rear wheel cylinders and the shoes were fine, new hoses. The front rotors and rear drums were in very good condition and were resurfaced. The brakes work perfectly, including the parking brake.

All gauges work: tachometer, temperature, fuel and speedometer/odometer.

Upholstery and carpeting are definitely original and no tears or cracks. No cracks in dash pad.

Black vinyl top. Excellent finish, no cracks or tears, however, there are a few loose threads at the seams#8230;nothing that is going to fall apart. See photos.

All the little stuff works properly: vent windows, heater, fresh air damper, blower, wipers, washers, door locks and latches, seat adjusters. However, the rear window defogger does not work.

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No cracks or chips in glass, and windows roll up and down properly. Gaskets around doors and windows are in good condition, and trunk lid gasket is brand new.

Reclining seats.

I installed new seat belt/shoulder harness assemblies with automatic retractors because they are so much more convenient to use than the original shoulder harnesses with separate seat belts. However, I have the original belts and will either re-install them or give them to the buyer if desired to maintain originality.

The radio is the original AM that says #8220;Kadett#8221; on it. It has very strong reception.

Starts instantly, runs and drives great!

When I bought this car last summer, it had been in storage for a very long time. The original color was Lime Green Metallic, Opel #338, but the paint was oxidized and would not buff-out. Since I decided to have it painted, I wanted an original Kadett color, but a color that I liked and that was more appropriate for the model. I chose Copper Bronze Metallic, Opel #507.

The paint is DuPont base coat/clear coat, and it was done by a professional body shop that is DuPont certified.

Please be aware that the rear main seal on the engine drips oil when parked, but it hasn#8217;t used a whole pint in the last 1,000 miles.

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