Opel Olympia Rekord

The Opel Olympia Rekord is a vehicle of the upper middle class of Opel, which was produced between spring 1953 and summer 1957. It replaced the Olympia model.

Model history

In March 1953, the Olympic record came on the market.

The new features include the pontoon body with acquired from the U.S. style elements and the many chrome parts inside and out. Special feature of this model was that the lines of the American parent company GM to each new model year retouches were made to the body. The market reacted to this measure with a relatively high loss of value to the "old" model. Only later Opel proved on the European model, a model of consistency.

As of August 1954, a ventilation plate was mounted in the grille ( Olympia Rekord '55 ).

Opel Olympia Rekord Convertible Sedan (1954-1955)

More fashionable adaptations of the grille then carried out in August 1955 ( Olympia Rekord '56 ) and in July 1956 ( Olympia Rekord '57 ). The short-stroke 1.5-liter four-cylinder four -stroke engine has been increased in the wake of the facelift on last 45 hp rated power.

Opel Olympia Rekord (1956-1957)

Rear view

Successor was from August 1957, the Opel Rekord P1.



  • " Car and motorcycle world," German Sportverlag Kurt Stoof, Cologne, No. 6/1953