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1962-1973 OPEL Kadett specifications


Opel waited until 1962 before launching its small car of the post-war era. This was the Kadett A and very successful it was too during its 1962-65 life, though it was never sold in the UK. What came afterwards though was even better. The Kadett B had restyled looks mated to the same chassis, but with a bigger selection of engines, ranging from 1078cc to 1897cc. As well as the saloons and estates, there was a pretty coupé which, in Rallye form, made use of the 1897cc engine with twin carburettors to give 90bhp. These are the ones that excite collectors.

Production

  • Production:
    2,311,389
  • Price at launch:
    £708
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,200
  • Price (average):
    £1,200
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    13.8secs
  • Top speed:
    89.0mph
  • Power:
    60.0bhp
  • Torque:
    65.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4182mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2416mm
  • Width:
    1573mm
  • Height:
    1405mm
  • Weight:
    800kgs

Opel Kadett Classifieds

  • Opel Kadett

    London , London

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