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Passenger cars
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Opel Kapitän
Technical data
Passenger car, the number of seats - 5. Carbureted engine, six-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line. Engine capacity - 2,473 liters. Maximum speed - 126 km / h Own curb weight 1260 kg. Length - 4.62 m, width - 1,66 m, height - 1.64 m Transmission - Manual, 3-step.
History info
Years 1937-1940. The first model, bearing the name of the Kapitän, was the last pre-war car company. The range includes a two-and four-door sedans and a convertible. Until the termination of the production of civilian cars in autumn 1940 have released 25371 cars. The car had a modern, for those years, the design - an independent front suspension and a monocoque made it one of the most advanced production car in Europe. Even Hitler passion Leni Riefenstahl, one day left in the garage of his representative "Horch", and show off at the wheel "Opel-Captain" on the Unter den Linden boulevard. Publicity stunt? Probably. For the money? It may very well be. But it was then, in 1938, the novelty of Rüsselsheim immediately won the title of the machine, where the pleasure of enjoying not only the officials and the military, but also a movie star of the first magnitude. In times of war on it, mainly driven mid-level officers, who spend most of their time in the rear, the bullets were not set, but the discipline and abide strictly to the letter. Here's our handsome man still on the run, in the original "native" engine, stylish, in a military dress uniform, but with the nature of true Aryan. Trophy cars of this model were very common in the Soviet Union after the war. The superstructure of the underbody and front suspension Kapitän this generation thanks to its innovative design and affordability for the study were used in the Soviet GAZ-engineers and the development of GAZ-M-20 "Victory", however, were not directly copied.
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