In the XNUMXs there was a new movement in big car architecture, stylish cars with a new personal style, Opel wrote. The enthusiasts of old-timers and classics are still enthusiastic about this type of Opel Kapitän, also known for its reliability.
By: Dirk de Jong
Pieter is a collector and carpenter, because in addition to his old-timer hobby, he works every day in his garage, where he repairs all brands. He therefore has the opportunity in his spare time to give new life to the classic showpieces. Even through his involvement with the Auto Veteranenclub (AVC), he remains unconditionally enthusiastic.
Hobby and work are an extension of Pieter. He got the business where his father once started, and has taken over the love for old-timers with pleasure. Enthusiasts always get the chance to enjoy his life's work with him.
From the late thirties
Pieter: “For me, the emphasis is on the models from the late 2019s, simply because I like those models the most. You can see the influence of GM's American designers on this Opel Kapitän. The parent company left its mark on the German subsidiary. I took over this Opel Kapitän in XNUMX from a fellow AVC club member and it was technically checked, with the front bumper being re-chromed. The paint was in good condition, only the rear fenders needed to be repaired. The first tire tracks of the Opel Kapitän have been made in Denmark. He came to the Netherlands in the XNUMXs.”
This beautiful Opel Kapitän is now admired everywhere. Owning this car is special. Especially in this condition and execution it is rarely seen. It now distinguishes itself from other old-timers/classics. After 67 years it has been proven that the Opel Kapitän is tough and that Pieter Kempenaar still has a long life.
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