Classic Car Catalogue

Opel 1971

Kadett B - modernizacja
Ascona A
Manta A
GT 1900
Rekord C - ost. rok, do grudnia
Commodore A - ost. rok, do lipca
Admiral B
Diplomat B
Rekord D - premiera

Germany

831.872 ex.
OPEL ASCONA 1.6 S
£1,246 (incl. P.T.)
A newcomer to Britain this year, unveiled in right-hand-drive form in March, and already giving a big boost to Opel sales. There are two versions, the four-door saloon and the three-door estate car, known as the Voyage. They both have the short-stroke 1584 c.c. engine which will take these cars up into the 90s, though step-off is not particularly brisk. Economy is remarkably good, with 33/35 m.p.g. available, and the cars are comfortable and quiet, with a good deal of extra equipment. They feel extremely solid and durable and have a lot of built-in safety features.
OPEL MANTA RALLYE
£1,476 (incl. P.T.)
A two-door fastback Coupé, which Opel call a sports car for the family. It's a remarkably good car too, with top-of-the-class roadholding and 100 m.p.h. performance. Styling is attractive with a roofline gently sloping down to a spoiler-like cut-off at the rear. There are two versions, and two engine sizes. The de Luxe comes with a 1.6 litre engine as standard and a 1.9 litre optional at extra cost, and there is a fully-equipped Manta Rallye which starts off with the 1.9 litre unit but can have the smaller one. The car is named after the giant winged ray, or devilfish.

London show review
 

Kadett

Kadett B (wb: 2416 mm) - facelift (new grille)
(R4 cyl, 1078 cm³, 45 PS) - end
(R4 cyl, 1078 cm³, 55 PS) - end
(R4 cyl, 1078 cm³, 60 PS) - end
(R4 cyl, 1078 cm³, 50 PS) - new
(R4 cyl, 1196 cm³, 60 PS) - new
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Limousine 2-dr (fastback)
  Limousine 4-dr (fastback)
  CarAVan 2-dr
  CarAVan 4-dr
  Coupé
  Rallye

 

Ascona

Ascona A (wb: 2430 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 68 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 80 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS) - new in March
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Voyage


Ascona SR

Ascona SR
 

Rekord

Rekord C (2668 mm) - end in December
(R4 cyl, 1492 cm³, 60 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1698 cm³, 66 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1698 cm³, 75 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Coupé
  CarAVan 2-dr
  CarAVan 4-dr
  Cabriolet Deutsch
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 106 PS)
  Sprint Coupé

 

Commodore

Commodore A - discontinued in June (GS 2800 by the end of the year)
(R6 cyl, 2490 cm³, 120 PS)
(R6 cyl, 2490 cm³, 130 PS) (GS)
(R6 cyl, inj, 2490 cm³, 150 PS) (GS/E)
(R6 cyl, 2784 cm³, 145 PS) (GS 2800)
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Coupé
  Cabriolet Deutsch

 

Admiral

Admiral B (wb: 2845 mm)
(R6 cyl, 2874 cm³, 132 PS)
(R6 cyl, 2874 cm³, 145 PS)
(R6 cyl, inj, 2784 cm³, 165 PS)
  Limousine 4-dr

 

Diplomat

Diplomat B (wb: 2845 mm)
(R6 cyl, inj, 2784 cm³, 165 PS)
(V8 cyl, 5354 cm³, 230 PS)
  Limousine 4-dr

 

Manta

Manta A (wb: 2430 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 68 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1584 cm³, 80 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
  Coupé


Manta Rallye
 

GT

GT and GT/J (wb: 2431 mm)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 90 PS)
  Coupé

 

Rekord D

Rekord D (wb: 2668 mm) - launch
(R4 cyl, 1698 cm³, 66 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1698 cm³, 83 PS)
(R4 cyl, 1897 cm³, 97 PS)
(R4 cyl, diesel, 2068 cm³, 60 PS) - limousine only
  Limousine 2-dr
  Limousine 4-dr
  Coupé
  CarAVan 2-dr
  CarAVan 4-dr

 

U.S. market

           
           

 

 

           
           

 

Victories:
         
3rd International Cup for GT Cars
Entries and results:
‚ÄÉTarga Florio (16.05.1971) Entrant: Results:
        gen. class category
#52 GT 1900 Marotta/Benedini Conrero fail. - -
#54 GT 1900 Pianta/Pica Conrero fail. - -
#60 GT 1900 Calascibetta/Monti Conrero 9th 4th - GT 1st - 1601-2000

Opel GT 1900 (Salvatore Calascibetta - Paolo Monti) arrived 9th overall, 4th in gran turismo category and won 1601-2000 cc class at Targa Florio (Conrero Squadra Corse).