Welcome to One Car Garage, in which I choose a manufacturer or class of vehicle, and you
decide/choose a single vehicle (no matter how old, no matter how exclusive) to live with for the
rest of your life. This is your only vehicle, and all expenses are paid for, including price of entry,
insurance, gas, etc.
This time we'll do a brand named after a man called Adam, his last name was Opel but I guess you've figured that bit out already. Opel was founded in 1862 as a company who made sewing machines in a shed (a cowshed in fact), this escalated rather fast so he bought some bigger premises and started selling Penny-farthings.. Anywho, in or about the year 1899 Opel started making cars,
I could go on about that but let's just say that GM bought a huge part of the company in 1929.. Oh... yeah.. Opel was the first german car maker to massproduce cars on an assembly line.
Yeah, enough about that. Opel was now part of GM, an you could see vauxhalls branded as Opels, Opels branded as Cadillacs, some even say that there was a brand over in some far country on the other side of the world that sold stuff that looked almost like some of the cars Opel made (or the other way around). I've also heard rumours about something called Buick that essentially was rebadged Opels (at the end at least)
ANYWHO. Time to choose a car, and this won't be easy for me. I've owned more than one Opel, like the Kadett C City.
But I can't pick that one, as a DD it just won't do it. No, I think I'll choose something even older, the Kapitän A, with the 4.6 V8 please.
So, what would YOU pick?
PS: I decided to do a more "text heavy" post this time, some ramblings about the manufacturer. Would you like me to keep doing that? Or should I just write "pick a model from , I'd have this "