tnturbo New Reader
1/4/10 8:20 p.m.

Not mine and no relation to it

1959 Opel Rekord Olympia. 4 cylinder doesn't run. Radiator, fan, trim pieces, emblems, and light lenses are in the trunk. One taillight lens is busted but there's a set on ebay for sale. I bought this car about a year ago with the intention of restoring it with a new motor, but I'm never going to get around to it. The previous owner said the timing gear is stripped out and that's all that the motor needed to run..... but I doubt it. I haven't done anything with it, but I would assume the motor needs a complete rebuild. There's a little rust in the passenger front fender and a little rust out in the passenger floor board. Driver's floor, trunk, rear window, everything else looks to be really solid. Transmission did shift through gears until the column linkage came undone. Car rolls freely and tires hold air, but are dry-rotted. I have a ton of pictures I can email. 450 or best offer.

Nitroracer Dork
1/5/10 3:12 p.m.

Neat little car, looks pretty complete and rust free to boot.

hrdlydangerous New Reader
1/5/10 3:33 p.m.

Kinda' looks like a miniature '56 Chevy.

willy19592 Reader
1/5/10 5:20 p.m.

that thing is begging for a miata drive train!

914Driver SuperDork
1/5/10 6:18 p.m.

Every time I blink I see that thing in tow-tone Puke & beige or yellow & black.

tnturbo New Reader
1/9/10 5:33 p.m.

Car is now listed for $300

Billy_Bottle_Caps Reader
1/9/10 10:44 p.m.

In reply to tnturbo:

deleted now.........

CLynn85 New Reader
1/10/10 9:45 p.m.

Bummer, was hoping to see what that looked like.

tnturbo New Reader
1/11/10 3:51 a.m.

Here is the link to the $300 ad. Owner deleted the earlier 450 ad

Ross of Nine
Ross of Nine Dork
1/11/10 7:48 a.m.

That thing needs a turbo ecotec and manual gearbox out of a GM kappa platform.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
1/11/10 8:00 a.m.

God I want.something like that some day.

The Ecotec 4 is technically an Opel engine by lineage... Would that qualify it for running SCCA events?

914Driver SuperDork
1/11/10 8:45 a.m.

948 miles or 14 hours of driving one way.

C'mon big guy, you know you want it. Why should I be the only idjut driving through snow storms to fetch a $300 gem?

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