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Opel Boss Tours Germany in Trio of Classic Sedans

The trip followed the Rhine and Main rivers in a Kapitän, Admiral and Diplomat

 
 
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They stopped at the home of the Opel family

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CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann is taking a vacation with some classic cars from the company he runs. He has organized a drive of classic Opel KapitänKapitän Gen.5 [A]Opel Kapitän Gen.5 [A]Germany, 1964 > 19682 versions
, AdmiralAdmiral Gen.2 [A]Opel Admiral Gen.2 [A]Germany, 1964 > 19682 versions
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and DiplomatDiplomat Gen.1Opel Diplomat Gen.1Germany, 1964 > 19683 versions
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models through the German regions of Rheingau and Taunus. 

The three cars, which are known by the nickname KAD models, represented the peak of Opel's sedan models at the time. All three were introduced between 1963 and 1964. All three rode on an identical platform but engines went from a 2.6-liter inline six all the way up to a 5.4-liter V8. The Diplomat, the flagship among them, was made to take on cars from Mercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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Neumann brought a 1969 Kapitän with a 2.8-liter inline six, a 1965 Admiral with a 4.6-liter V8 and a 1976 Diplomat long wheelbase with a 5.4-liter V8.

The journey went from the Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim to Schloss Westerhaus, where Opel family descendants still live. On the next day, the cars followed the banks of the Rhine River and eventually followed the Main River back north to Rüsselsheim

"For me it is always very special and inspiring to drive the models from our Opel Classic collection. That is where we keep the treasures from Opel’s long history, that remind us again and again what a great heritage the brand has and what fantastic cars Opel has built and is again building today," said Neumann.

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