50 Years of Opel Wagons

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  1. Kang

    Kang New Member

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    Hello-

    Long-time station wagon fan here. I've been driving Opels since 1980, starting with a 1968 Kadett Caravan.

    These days my daily summer driver is a much newer 1969 Kadett Caravan. My wife drives a 2019 Buick Regal TourX, which is basically an Opel Insignia Sports Tourer that was shipped to the U.S. from Germany with Buick stickers on it..... :drool:

    -Kurt

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    WagonTheDog Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum! :) Always cool to see different stuff here, including wagons from across the pond.

    Was your wife's Regal by accident, or was it because it's an Opel too? ;)

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    Kang New Member

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    I looked it over since it was an Opel, but we only bought it after being thoroughly impressed. It's been a great car so far. Turbo 2.0 liter w/ all-wheel drive makes it fun and practical. Too bad Buick only sells SUVs now.

    -Kurt
     
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    Wagonrodder Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!! i remember driving my dads cool lime green Manta when i was 16...one of my high school friends had the same wagon as yours in baby blue...
     
  5. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Welcome aboard. Looks like you have some neat cars there. I like the old/new comparison. Even if the new one says Buick on it. :thumbs2:
     
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    I had an Opel wagon back in '78 that I paid $40 for! Not sure what year it was, maybe a '68. It had a blown engine and I never did get around to completing the repairs. After I graduated from Clemson, South Carolina, I just left in the driveway of the house I was renting. Never did find out what the landlord did with it.
     
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    Btw, I always admired the Regal Tour X's. Thought, and for that matter still think, they are a very hot looking wagon.
     

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