Opel rekord 1959




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  • The Opel Rekord was an executive car which was built in eight generations by the German car A new base version with an cc engine appeared in badged more simply as the Opel , and replacing the Opel Olympia.

    The Opel Rekord Series B is a executive car that was introduced in August , by Opel as a . "Opel Olympia Rekord", and although this had been shortened to "Opel Rekord" in , Opel retained an attachment to the Olympia name.

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    Opel rekord 1959

    Opel rekord 1959

    The system was broadly similar to the "Saxomat" automatic clutch beginning to be offered at this time by other German automakers. The six cylinder Rekord B was indeed the fastest in the range, but only by a small margin: Corsavan Combo Movano Vivaro. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

    Opel rekord 1959

    Opel rekord 1959

    Opel rekord 1959

    Opel rekord 1959

    Opel rekord 1959

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    The Rekord B shared the wheelbase and mm width of its predecessor, but the front and rear panels were restyled in order effectively to differentiate the new model. Previous Rekords were noteworthy for combining eye-catching new bodies with a robust four cylinder engine that dated back to By the s the old engine was perceived as outdated in terms of refinement and sophistication, and with the Rekord B it was replaced.

    Unlike previous Rekords, the Rekord B featured completely new four cylinder engines, now with a camshaft integrated into the cylinder head. The units were still not conventional ohc engines since the camshaft was physically located lower than the tops of the cylinder valves. The new engines gave the Rekord B a useful performance boost across a range of four cylinder engines which now came in three different sizes, and allowed for the possibility of increased torque, especially as the engine was developed further during the later s, s and s.

    Opel rekord 1959

    The Rekord B was the first Opel Rekord to offer, on the S version, the option of fully automatic transmission. The Rekord B can be seen as a cross-over model and an emergency response: Opel had originally intended to launch their all new generation of four cylinder engines in an all new Opel Rekord, but as the scheduled launch date approached it became clear that while the new engines would be ready for a launch, other key elements for the new models would not. With the marketing department and dealers geared up for a new model, the decision was therefore taken to present the new engines in what was essentially the old body, albeit with certain styling cues that adumbrated the new model that in the event would appear a year later.

    The Rekord B therefore featured the then highly unusual rectangular headlights that would be a feature of the Rekord C, as well as similar patterns of exterior chrome decoration. At the back the traditional rectangular light groupings of the Rekord A were, for the Rekord B, replaced with four bold round light units similar to those planned for the forthcoming Opel GT.

    Opel rekord 1959

    The interior design and even the colour and trim options were only mildly modified for the Rekord B. When, in August , the plant restarted after the vacation shut down, the Rekord B had been replaced by the Rekord C. The relatively extensive range of body types followed the pattern of the predecessor model.

    There was a "CarAVan" station wagon, but still only with 3 doors which was normal in Germany, although by now station wagons of this size produced in France, Italy, England or Sweden almost invariably came with a second set of doors for the passengers in the back. Opel also offered a three-door delivery van which was essentially identical to the station wagon except that the rear side windows were replaced with metal panels.

    All models now came with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the back, controlled using a dual circuit system and brake booster. This was a progression from the situation with the Rekord A, in respect of which only had servoassisted discbrakes, not the rear drums. Discbrakes on Rekord A was standard on coupe and 4-door De Luxe, and option on sedan during For the Rekord B the manufacturer introduced a new generation of four cylinder engines to replace the robust but by now technically outdated engine first seen in the Opel Olympia.

    Opel rekord 1959

    Several manufacturers replaced pre-war side-valve engines with new overhead camshaft engines during this decade, and the new Opel also carried its camshaft directly above the cylinders. This did away with the old rods and rocker linkage that had been a feature of the old engines. However, instead of operating directly on the cylinder valves, the camshaft still operated the valves using rocker arms because the camshaft itself was positioned too low above the cylinders to permit direct action from the camshaft on the valves.

    One reason for this may have been cosmetic. Other automakers such as BMW with their launched in and Volkswagen with their NSU designed K70 which finally made it to the showrooms in squeezed vital centimeters off the height of the engine unit by canting it over at an eccentric angle in the engine bay. The camshaft on the new Opel engine was chain driven, which also represented a change from the s design philosophy implicit in the directly cogwheel driven camshaft included in earlier generations of Opel Rekord.

    1959 Opel Rekord



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