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

Origins

Early Kadett

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

Kadett A

Opel Kadett A
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Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany flag.png 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 B

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

Opel Kadett B
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Manufacturer Opel
Country Germany flag.png 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 C

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.jpg
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 D

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
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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 E

Opel Kadett E
Kadette.jpg
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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