The diplomat was the top model in the luxury class of the Adam Opel AG and was built between spring 1964 and summer 1977. It was based on the six-cylinder cars Captain and Admiral and offered an even higher standard.
The cars designated by the initials of Kapitän, Admiral and Diplomat as Opel - " KAD " models were produced in the first series as KAD A February 1964 to November 1968.
In the July 1977 to March 1969, built by KAD B series, the model accounted for Opel captain in May, 1970, so that, strictly speaking, no longer was the case from then on, the term " KAD ".
The era of KAD models (and thus also the Diplomat ) ended in the summer of 1977. The first oil crisis in 1973/74 was about far less important than the low acceptance among potential customers for the demise of Opel luxury sedan. This preferred the more expensive luxury cars from Mercedes- Benz W 108/109 and W 116 ( 1972 ), which, however, the diplomat hardly inferior technically.
With the Opel Diplomat brought 35 years after the Opel Regent from 1929 back a car with eight-cylinder engine on the German market.
From the Opel Diplomat A also a coupe version was available from February 1965 Image measure. The bodywork specialist Karmann built because of the low demand until July 1967 only 347 copies of the large two-door with 4.6 -liter engine and 140 kW/190 hp, the 5.4 -liter V8, there were 169 kW/230 hp and also with the.
Opel Diplomat B (1969-1977)