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Opel History

Opel History 1862-1899

 

Opel History 1862 - 1899

The beginning: From the sewing machine to the bicycle and the car
Opel History 1900-1909

Opel History 1900 - 1909

Expansion: Thanks to racing victories and top quality, purveyor to the court
Opel History 1910 - 1919

Opel History 1910 - 1919

Innovative spirit: Four-valve technology, aerodynamics and proprietary test and racing track
Opel History 1920 - 1929

Opel History 1920 - 1929

Mass Mobility: Volume production leads to market success - first rocket experiments
Opel History 1930 - 1939

Opel History 1930 - 1939

Number 1: Commercial vehicle success and safety bodies - Number 1 in Europe
Opel History 1940 - 1949

Opel History 1940 - 1949

Turning point: New start with refrigerators, Olympia and Kapitän
Opel History 1950 - 1959

Opel History 1950 - 1959

Million milestone: Production record with Kapitän and Olympia Rekord
Opel History 1960 - 1969

Opel History 1960 - 1969

Legends are born I: Kadett, KAD, GT - Classics in all segments
Opel History 1970 - 1979

Opel History 1970 - 1979

Legends are born II: Manta, Ascona and front-wheel drive
Opel History 1980 - 1989

Opel History 1980 - 1989

Successful models: Go green with Corsa, Kadett and catalytic converter
Opel History 1990 - 1999

Opel History 1990 - 1999

Trend setter: Niche success with Calibra, Frontera and Tigra
Opel History 2000 - 2009

Opel History 2000 - 2009

Future prospects: From OPC to fuel cell
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