Opel Wagon Wanted?

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  1. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    I am looking for a Kadett Wagon. Really. I have a parts wagon that is too far gone. Looking for a solid project. Not April Fools related, I want to paint it the same color as I am painting my sportwagon - Think, Big Enos, Little Enos from Smokey and the Bandit. Don't judge.
     

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  2. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    I just got to drive around in the Opel GT I picked up last fall . I'll have to get a picture of it . Lots of Buick parts in it now. Sport mirrors , seat belts and other things you will never see . They are around . good luck with finding what your looking for.
     
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  3. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    I bought the other one in a moment of weakness. Rebuilt 1.9 and a ton of parts with a 69 Kadett GT parts car. Unfortunately, they don't get better when they sit for 10 years...
     
  4. gscalifornia

    gscalifornia Small blocks rule!!

    Might be too new for you, but not outrageously priced. Paradise Auto Casper Wyoming
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  5. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    I have a 2019 Opel Insignia wagon...probably too new, and does NOT look anything like a GT
     

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  7. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Yep you are going to have to look in the Southwest, and entire West to find a reasonable body.
     
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  8. PatricksBuick

    PatricksBuick PatrickBuick

    I like them but I have not seen a single one in real life. Guess rust was not their friend.
    They cannot deny the GM gens in them. Front is somewhat either Novaesque or a Buick minus a front lamp on each side.
     
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  9. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    I considered the 74 and called them. Clean and has been a daily driver for a long time which is good. I really want a 69-71 Kadett though just for all the parts I have already collected. My older brother had a Manta in the 70s and I thought they were pretty cool. His was a great car too. Good mileage and put together well.
     
  10. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    that 74 is an ascona wagon, not a kadett.

    a 74 kadett is a (rounder shaped) c-kadett

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    sold from 75 and on as chevy chevette in the us
    but not as a wagon
     
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  11. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Sold here as a 1900 sports wagon in 73-75. I have the brochures somewhere. Neat car but I am really looking for this:
     

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  12. CONNECTNROD

    CONNECTNROD RIP Tom , miss you brother

    I had a 59 Opel Kadett Wagon. It was a cool wagon.
     
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  13. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    i dont think there ever was a 1959 kadett

    from wikipedia


    The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel from 1936 until 1940
    and then from 1962 until 1991 (the Cabrio continued until 1993), when it was succeeded by the Opel Astra.

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    Production
    • 1936–1940
    • 1962–1991
     
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  14. CONNECTNROD

    CONNECTNROD RIP Tom , miss you brother

    I could have sworn it said Kadett on the front fenders, guess not. I would have bet money.
    Well it was a 1959 Opel wagon, and now I have a 2018 Opel (Buick) wagon.


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  15. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    thats an opel rekord olympia caravan (earlier spelled as car-a-van)
    very nice looking little wagon!

    it even had the buick "dollar grin grille" on the front


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  16. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    I know of two Chevettes, if you find one and need compatible running gear/drivetrain.
     
  17. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I know it is not a wagon, but this Opel Hammond drove through Africa is cool. 63.
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    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

  19. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    Another 1900 Sportwagon surfaces! Closer. This one has a stick! I might have to consider a non- Kadett.
     
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  20. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    thats oliver!
     
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