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Most fuel-efficient Opel ever ...

Out of the very old box, the Opel P1 from 1959 with creator Bert Visser at the wheel
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Out of the very old box, the Opel P1 from 1959 with creator Bert Visser at the wheel

The world's most economical Opel ever, one P1 from 1959 which, after the necessary adjustments to 1973, set the never-broken world record for gasoline cars was recently for sale. The cart was conceived in Wood River, Illinois, USA and drove there on the Great River Road no less - yes you are right - 376 miles on one gallon of regular, daily-available gasoline.

Go and multiply those numbers and you will fall backwards. As you are used to from us, we will save you all the calculations: 160,075 kilometers on just one liter of gas! The Opel in question was in 1974 at the RAI Motor Show in Amsterdam in 1974 live to admire The cart was recently for sale in an American car magazine for 425.000 American Dollars. Quite an amount, but against the current, artificially jacked-up, insanely high gasoline prices in the long run, a bargain ... We will come back to this project extensively (later). The record was carried out at the time under the auspices of Shell. The car was conceived and invented by a certain Bert Visser, an American with Dutch ancestors.


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