Opel Kadett “L” (1963-65) by Florian Hardwig
Commentary by Eric Bruckbauer of Other People’s Things:
“I don’t get to travel to Europe as much as I would like, it’s a whole untapped resource of amazing cars. I find that any time I go I am fascinated by even the most common models we didn’t receive in the States.
This is a prime example. The Kadett was Opel’s attempt to create a car to rival the success of the Volkswagen Beetle, and in most respects it was a success. It was certainly more contemporary and spacious, and the water cooled engine was thoroughly modern compared to the air cooled VW.
Unfortunately its design was also its undoing as the body was poorly protected from rust. It’s good to see that someone has taken great care to restore and protect this one, it even looks like it’s painted the original “Gray Green” exterior color. The “L” badge on the interior glove compartment denotes it was the Luxury model, featuring a laundry list of chrome and interior material upgrades over the standard offering.”kThis post has 102 notes