1970 Opel Kadett B 1900 Rallye Rare and sought after factory B 19 For Sale


€24,950 Asking price

The Gallery Brummen

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1970 Opel Kadett B 1900 Rallye Rare and sought after factory B 19 For Sale


  • 35,350 Miles
  • Netherlands

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It is in the early 1960s when Opel is very successful and decides to build a compact and affordable car under the old name Kadett, which was never used again after the war. In 1962 the new Kadett is a fact and a few years later, in 1966, the brand presents a new and improved version with the ‘Blitz’ as its logo, the Kadett B. Opel tried to make some sporty trips with the model, but the real success was invented in Sweden.

In 1965, Ragnar ‘Ragge’ Eklund, himself a racing driver, becomes responsible for Opel’s motorsport division in Sweden. Where people in Germany are experimenting with small engines, Eklund thinks that it might be a good idea to spoon the new, fierce 1900S engine into a small light car. The Swedes have a prototype built and brought to Germany. A rally legend is born.
Untuned, the 1900S already delivers 90 hp and that, together with slightly less weight than standard, ensures very appealing performance. The extra lighting, wider wheels, largely black bonnet and dark interior and headliner give the Kadett a look that was considered very sporty in those years. Potential buyers find it difficult to restrain themselves at the Opel dealer with an extensive list of options, such as a stronger spring package with coil springs at the rear and even a Sprint version that delivers 106 hp.

Although most Kadett B Rallies are of course mainly used for pleasure rides on public roads, successes are also achieved in international motorsport. The 1900 Rallye’s are used en masse in rally championships in Group 1 and Group 2 and podiums are also achieved in the RAC Rally Championship.

The Kadett B 1900 Rallye that you see here was allowed to show its skills for the first time in Sweden, in 1970. This is the powerful variant, with 106 hp. At that time still light blue and according to the available information, the Kadett had only a few owners. In the mid-1980s, Opel Team Sweden bought the car, led by Ove Eriksson and Ragge Eklund who drove it in the Summer 1986 Historic Jubilee Rally Göteborg-Stockholm in the form in which the Kadett is shown here. After the rally, the car was stored for a good 35 years. A unique opportunity to acquire a little-used Kadett B Rallye that has suffered little and is ready from A to Z for classic rallies.

The Kadett with chassis number the details below has a relatively neat body. Of course, this is not a car that seems to come ‘straight from the factory’, but the car has clearly not experienced any nasty accidents. The bodywork is relatively tight and the panel fittings are correct and indicate a damage-free past. The interior is fully ready for rally sport with bucket seats, four-point seat belts, a roll cage and many other features that are desirable in this type of sport. The seats show signs of wear, otherwise, the interior is very neat, especially for an actively used rally car.

The car is now ready for use again. A few years ago, shock absorbers, drive shafts, numerous lines, the brakes, the fuel and ignition system and many other wearing parts were renewed. Actually, a complete overhaul of the technology and this is supported by a lot of Swedish invoices. As a result, there is now a Kadett B 1900 Rallye that is ready for new challenges.


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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Country:
Netherlands
Reference number:
C1535881
Listed on:
13/02/2024
Make:
Opel
Model:
Kadett
Year:
1970
Seller type:
Dealer

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