1963 Opel Kapitän L


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1963 Opel Kapitän L

Already established as a true classic is the 1963 Opel Kapitän L (L stands for luxury), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is the third, and oldest, Opel highlight on the VDA stand. Straight lines and a stretched form are the Kapitän’s main bodystyling themes, while the slightly arched roof appears to hover over its large glass surfaces. Thanks to a full-view panorama windshield and the sloping panorama rear window, all-round visibility is superb. The 90 hp, six-cylinder in-line engine gave the Kapitän a top speed of 150 km/h. The 145,616 satisfied customers who bought this variant made it not only the most successful Kapitän ever, but also the best-selling six-cylinder sedan in Germany.

Story by Leiter Opel Classic Europe