Opel Olympia record
Opel Olympia Rekord (1953–1954)
|Class :||upper middle class|
|Body versions :||Sedan , station wagon , convertible saloon , van|
Petrol engines :
|Wheelbase :||2487-2541 mm|
|Empty weight :||920-1000 kg|
|Previous model||Opel Olympia|
|successor||Opel Rekord P1|
The pontoon body with stylistic elements taken over from the USA, the partially synchronized transmission and an improved chassis were new . Many parts on the inside and outside of the vehicle were chrome-plated . Following the example of the US Opel parent company General Motors , the bodywork was retouched for each new model year. On the used market this led to a higher loss of value for the “old” model from the previous year. Only later did Opel like other European suppliers leave their models unchanged for a longer period of time.
From August 1954, an air baffle was installed in the radiator grille (Olympia record '55).
Opel Olympia Rekord convertible sedan (1954–1955)
Further fashionable adjustments to the radiator grille were made in August 1955 (Olympia Rekord '56) and in July 1956 (Olympia Rekord '57). The nominal output of the short-stroke 1.5-liter four-cylinder four-stroke engine was increased to 45 hp (33 kW) in the course of the facelift.
Its successor was the Opel Rekord P1 from August 1957 .
|Technical data Opel Olympia Rekord 1953–1957|
|Opel Olympia Rekord (Model)||1953/54||1955||1956||1957|
|Engine:||Four-cylinder - inline engine ( four-stroke - gasoline engine )|
|Bore × stroke:||80 × 74 mm|
|Performance at 1 / min:||40 hp (29 kW) at 3600-3800||45 hp (33 kW) at 3900|
|Max. Torque at 1 / min:||94 Nm at 1900||98 Nm at 2300|
|Compression:||6.3: 1||6.5: 1||6.9: 1|
|Mixture preparation:||An Opel downdraft carburetor (licensed by Carter Carburetor Co. ), 30 mm Ø
Suspended valves , bumpers and rocker arms
on the side camshaft , driven by spur gears , on the camshaft made of plastic
|Transmission:||3-speed gearbox, steering wheel gearshift|
|Front suspension:||Independent suspension on double wishbones , coil springs|
|Rear suspension:||Rigid axle on 2 three-layer (Caravan: 5) semi-elliptical leaf springs|
|Brakes:||hydraulically operated drum brakes, Ø 200 mm (caravan rear 230 mm)|
|Body:||Sheet steel, self-supporting|
|Track width front / rear:||1200/1268 mm|
|Length:||4210–4245 mm (caravan: 4230–4260 mm)|
|Empty weight:||920–930 kg (caravan: 1000 kg)|
|Top speed:||118-122 km / h|
|0-100 km / h:||35-40 s||30-35 s||26-30 s|
|Consumption (liters / 100 kilometers):||10.0-10.5 N||9.5-10.5 N|
|Price (from DM):||6,410||5,850||5,410||5,510|
- "Auto- und Motorrad-Welt", DSV Deutscher Sportverlag Kurt Stoof, Cologne, issue 6/1953
- Arthur Westrup : My experiences with the Opel Olympia Rekord 58 (= My experiences with the ...., Volume 8). Bielefeld: Delius, Klasing & Co. 1958, 47 pages.
- Further information at the Alt Opel IG
- Old-timer experiment: My dear scrap How long can a car last if you only repair the most essential things? Hanns-Lüdecke Rodewald wants to clarify this question with his Opel from 1956. Spiegel Online , accessed September 30, 2014
- Eckhart Bartels, Rainer Manthey: Opel: Vehicle Chronicle Volume 2: 1952–1990. Podszun, Brilon 2012, ISBN 978-3-86133-620-4 , pp. 8/9 and 15-20.