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1959  Other Makes : This is NO JOKE ...  376 mpg !!!

Item number: 150112656708
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Current bid: US $5,000.00 

End time: Apr-24-07 18:37:30 PDT (8 days 5 hours)
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Sells to: Worldwide
Item location: North Alabama I-65 exit 310, United States
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Starting time: Apr-14-07 18:37:30 PDT
Starting bid: US $5,000.00
Duration: 10-day listing
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1959 Other Makes  :  This is NO JOKE ... 376 mpg !!!
1959 Opel P1 ... THE Shell Oil Co Experimental Car


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Gas Prices High in your Area ???

Ebay's great... you don't see a car like this for sale in your local car lot..............ever !

...............376 mpg .............

This is not a joke !

 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< From website :     >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Do I believe there is a conspiracy of silence concerning decades old and current energy technology? Yes, I have experienced this for more than 25-years

  1. Some folks at Shell Oil Co. wrote "Fuel Economy of the Gasoline Engine" (ISBN 0-470-99132-1); it was published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, in 1977. On page 42 Shell Oil quotes the President of General Motorshe, in 1929, predicted 80 MPG by 1939. Between pages 221 and 223 Shell writes of their achievements: 49.73 MPG around 1939; 149.95 MPG with a 1947 Studebaker in 1949; 244.35 MPG with a 1959 Fiat 600 in 1968; 376.59 MPG with a 1959 Opel in 1973. The Library of Congress (LOC), in September 1990, did not have a copy of this book. It was missing from the files. I bought my copy from Maryland Book Exchange around 1980 after a professor informed me that it was used as an engineering text at the University of West Virginia. VPI published a paper. March 1979, concerning maximum achievable fuel economy. This paper has several charts illustrating achievable and impossible fuel economy. About 1980 I contacted the author concerning conflicts between the paper and documented achieved "impossible" mpg. The author said, "I will get back to you.". I am still waiting for his response

( Page 223 is shown in the link to the page of pictures )

Don't miss this opportunity to own this car

This car is unmolested and appears complete just as it was during Shell Oil Co's test. The team individual names who developed and prepared the car are painted on the rear deck.

 This car was ' forgotten' at the Talledega SuperSpeedway's Motorsports Hall of Fame, and was purchased from the Track when they liquidated some inventory.

Thanks to the internet, we uncovered it's true history...

which you can easily verify by googling

"   1973 Shell Opel 376.59    "

or just click on this link :,GWYA:2005-45,GWYA:en&q=1973+shell+opel+376%2e59


As always, before we begin restoration on any of our cars, they are offered on eBay.

If the car does not sell,  I am sure you will hear of it again, as we do not expect to hide the fact that better mileage CAN be attained...and Detroit has kept us all in the dark by suppressing mileage inventions for decades.

The car came in April 13th. We have put Marvel oil in the cylinders, and it should soak for 2 weeks before turning motor.

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