Opel Kadett C Coupe 1.2s (1973-1979)
The timeless shape of the Opel Kadett C coupé was first seen as far back as 1973, and this one came with the rather small 1.2lt 60hp engine. The Kadett C range was produced from 1973 to 1979 and it came with longitudinally positioned 4-cylinder engine, sending it's power to the rear wheels.
It’s game for some fun too. When setting up for a long sweeping bend, it's cornering characteristics are predominantly stable, with predictable under steer. There is nothing too excessive, it's controllable, but at the same time, just enough to keep the nose from wandering off-line. Flicked through a tight turn in low gear, the little coupe will hang its tail out light a naughty puppy, in a highly satisfying manner.
As a 1.2lt coupé, the Kadett has aged well and has a charm with it's elegant styling. Combining this with reasonable refined running and decent acceleration, the Kadett Coupe is a worthy adversary to the Mk2 Ford Escorts. It has delightful road presence which conspires to flatter any driver. Admiring glances come naturally and respect from those older folk who remember them fondly.
For the more performance oriented customers, there were a limited range of high-performance coupes, the Kadett GT/E versions, which came specked with the larger 1,897cc/1,979cc engines and Bosch fuel injection.
All the Kadett models were based on the same basic floorpan, chassis components and suspensions, they came equipped with three different sizes of 4 cylinder engines. The bulk of the Kadett models, had either the small 993cc or the larger 1,196cc engine.
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