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Opel Kadett was a small car built by Opel. It inspired the Vauxhall Astra.

OriginsEdit

Kadett

Early Kadett

The first Kadetts were produce between 1937 - 1940 but are not the most notable car in the history of the Kadett.

Kadett AEdit

Opel Kadett A
Opelkadetta
Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany flag Germany
Production 1962 - 1965
Class Family car
Body style(s) 2 door
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 1.0
Transmission(s) n/a

The first version of the Opel Kadett introduced in the early 60s was a competitor to the Beetle and was certainly much more modern (and had the boot in the usual place). Even Richard Hammond had one that he called Oliver!

Kadett BEdit

The second version of the Kadett lasted notabley longer in the second version. It was also larger than the previous Kadett.

Opel Kadett B
Kadettb
Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany flag Germany
Production 1966 - 1973
Class Family car
Body style(s) 4 door

2 door

Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 1.1

1.9

Transmission(s) n/a

Kadett CEdit

The Kadett C was on a General Motors T Platform and was very similar to the Isuzu Gemini. This was the first proper racing Kadett.

Opel Kadett C
Kadettc
Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany
Production 1973-1979
Class Family Car

Sports Car

Body style(s) 2 Door
Layout FR Layout
Engine(s) 1.9

2.0

Transmission(s) Manual 4 Speed

Automatic 3 Speed

Kadett DEdit

this car was less sporty and more like a modinised version of the first Kadett. The British version was the Vauxhall Astra MK1

Opel Kadett D
Kadettd
Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany
Production 1979 - 1984
Class Family Car
Body style(s) 4 Door
Layout FR Layout
Engine(s) 1.2

1.8

Transmission(s) n/a

Kadett EEdit

Opel Kadett E
Kadette
Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany
Production 1984 - 1991
Class Family Car
Body style(s) 2 Door

Kombi

Layout FR Layout
Engine(s) n/a
Transmission(s) n/a
The Kadett E (or Vauxhall Astra) was the last of the Kadett legacy and looked a world away from the first version.

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