Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Kruse International along with Dave Rupp will host the 35th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Collector Car Auction January 4th - 6th, 2008 at the War Memorial Auditorium. Did you ever think you would come across a car that got 376.59 miles per gallon? Have you ever seen a station wagon with the back end cut off and turned into a truck? And did you ever think that a car like this would be running today? Come out to the Kruse Auction to see the very rare, world record holder, 1959 Opel P-1 Hardtop.

This car has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and comes with well documented history. This '59 Opel is the Shell Oil Co. experimental car that set a World Record of 376.59 miles per gallon in October, 1973. With gas prices rising every week, who wouldn't want to take home this car home?

At one point, this car ran the 14 mile course at the Wood River, IL Shell Oil Refinery on 4.78 ounces of gas. That's just over a half a cup! The Opel was designed and built by engineers at Shell Oil Co. Research Laboratories. Included with the car is a copy of the book "Fuel Economy of the Gasoline Engine" which features this car and knowledge gained from their research with this car.

This car is again running and would be great to have on display or to have for any collection. Kruse is very excited about the upcoming auction. We look forward to kicking off the year with another great auction. Consignments started rolling in several months ago for Florida's greatest car event. We are expecting a record breaking auction with sales topping $10 million. There are ESTATE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS selling at No Reserve. This auction has one of the highest sales percentages in the nation!

For more information and a complete list of cars at this auction, contact Kruse International at 800-968-4444 or Dave Rupp at 561-533-7945. You can also visit our website at

Be sure to stop by Grundy's location at the Fort Lauderdale auction. To see a full list of shows at which Grundy will attend, visit:
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This site contains only information of  Opel P1 models:  Opel Rekord or Olympia  end 1957 ,1958,1959,1960,1961. with a 1500cc or a 1700 cc engine and the opel 1200 cc model 1962.

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