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Opel Kadett Superboss at 30: Ciro drives it (video)

Opel Kadett Superboss at 30: Ciro drives it (video)
The Cars.co.za Superboss is known internally as “Project 1”. When we embarked on the SentiMETAL heritage project, the aim was to purchase, restor...

Fritz von Opel: The original rocket man

Fritz von Opel: The original rocket man
238kph is still pretty speedy today, but imagine achieving it 92 years ago. That's exactly what Fritz von Opel did, without a helmet even! Rüssels...

Opel Manta and Ascona turn 50

Opel Manta and Ascona turn 50
This seems to be the year of automotive anniversaries, with the latest being the Opel Manta and Ascona, which both turn 50-years old this year. It...

Retro Comparison: Volkswagen Golf VR6 vs Opel Kadett 200t S

Retro Comparison: Volkswagen Golf VR6 vs Opel Kadett 200t S
We head to Midvaal Raceway to drive two hot hatch icons of the '90s. Coming from old foes Volkswagen and Opel, you'd expect these 2 machines to be...

Remembering Erhard Schnell, designer of the Opel GT and Calibra

Remembering Erhard Schnell, designer of the Opel GT and Calibra
The automotive design world lost a giant recently, when Opel's Erhard Schnell passed away at the age of 92. Schnell, born in 1927 Frankfurt, was a...

Opel Kadett Superboss - Motorsport legend

Opel Kadett Superboss - Motorsport legend
"Born on the racetrack" is an often-used term when it comes to high-performance cars, but few road machines can rightfully lay claim to that descr...