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Owned by a banger racer at present but he will sell it. He says not rotten, loads od spares, no engine or Logbook though. £1500 otherwise it gets raced....... and soon. Its in London

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I bought this from DadnLadRSprint and have plans for it. Am looking for a front passenger seat if anyone knows of parts knocking around. I will need more bits over time for sure. Weighing up what engine to put in, but currently thinking about a V8 or V6, ideally a GM lump. 

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The Chevrolet Opala, the South American version of the Rekord... Never understood that car: The Americans devoloped the CIH engine in the sixtees. Nobody wanted to use that engine cause with the camshaft in the head this was too new for them. So GM threw this engine in the Europeen Opels, the old "Kapitän" engine with cam below needed an update and we were happy with this engine.   The same GM manufactored the Opel Rekord in South America but they fitted the "Kapitän" look alike old lump in this car but when they imported the Manta A and GT in the US the CIH engine was described as "German quality" by the salesman 🤪.

Happily the later models of the Opala had an OHC engine...

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1 hour ago, H-400 said:

The Chevrolet Opala, the South American version of the Rekord... Never understood that car: The Americans devoloped the CIH engine in the sixtees. Nobody wanted to use that engine cause with the camshaft in the head this was too new for them. So GM threw this engine in the Europeen Opels, the old "Kapitän" engine with cam below needed an update and we were happy with this engine.   The same GM manufactored the Opel Rekord in South America but they fitted the "Kapitän" look alike old lump in this car but when they imported the Manta A and GT in the US the CIH engine was described as "German quality" by the salesman 🤪.

Happily the later models of the Opala had an OHC engine...

Interesting history, thanks for that 👍

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