Friday, April 22, 2011

1968 Opel Commodore - Rare Car / Horrible Ad

The Commodore was never officially imported into the US. It was essentially an upscale Opel Rekord.

Somehow this one wound up in what looks like a junkyard in Virginia.

There is no description in the ad and the pictures are poor. The car looks to be in very, very rough shape. Based on the picture of the engine compartment, it looks like this car has the desirable 2.5 liter Opel 6 in it.

At best this is a major project car. At worst it's a parts car.

If you're looking for a rare and unusual Opel, it may be worth calling on this car.

Located in Tidewater, VA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

4 comments:

Marlow said...

Did other opels have dual side draft carbs? I may have spotted one of these in a junkyard as well.

Anonymous said...

Seller also has an Opel wagon of similar vintage.
Similar winning photos too.
http://suffolk-virginia.olx.com/everything-else-cat-210-ig


-G___

Opel Rekord A + B said...

Ohhh, this was close!
Still haven't found any 1963-1966 Rekord in the USA!
The challenge is still open!
http://opel-rekord-a-b.blogspot.com/p/rekords-in-usa.html

Just A Car Geek said...

To the best of my knowledge, only the 2.5 liter 6 had twin carbs. the 2.0 6 had a single carb.

The 1.1 liter 4 cylinder found in the Kadett and GT had twin carbs, however.

Dave