By introducing the Kadett Rallye in 1966, Opel was the true pioneer of the „GTI class“: in 1966, ten years before the introduction Golf GTI, the Rallye Kadett brought an affordable performance version of a small production car to the people.
You don't need to be an Opel freak or have strong brand loyalty to lose your heart to the Kadett B Rallye. The slim shape, the reliable technology and the high utility make it a very appealing car. More importantly of course, the handling is very nimble and agile.
The 1968 Kadett B Rallye offered here is an extremely rare piece.
Back in the days, careless third and fourth owners trashed these cars around and caused the vast majority of Kadett Rallye to be on the verge of having to be scrapped after just 10 years. Of course, the high proneness to rust took a significant toll as well.
In the last three decades of the old millennium, there was no active collector's scene for youngtimer cars. And nobody thought an Opel Kadett was worth preserving.
Because of that, there are basically no Kadett Rallye remaining in good unrestored condition.
The example offered here is a true reference piece: The car survived completely unscathed in southern Italy and remained with the first owner from 1968 until 2017. It is totally unrestored and fully in the first paint, except for the driver's door. The first interior is in immaculate condition. Even the original service book and the first Italian libretto come with the car. In 2017, the Kadett was acquired by a German collector and registered in Munich. The car drives perfectly and needs nothing.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire what might very well be the best unrestored Kadett Rallye in existence.