I bought this 1959 Opel Rekord a few months
ago for $200. The previous owner said that the motor had been completely rebuilt
in the early 80ís except that the old timing gear was used. It stripped out
shortly thereafter and has been parked ever since. I have been researching
buying parts for this motor, but have also been told about possibly putting a
later model Opel 1.9 in it. It has a manual 3 speed transmission on the steering
column. Right now my plans are to get it running, and eventually put a 327 in
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.