Photographer's Note

This is the last image but one from Auto- und Uhrenwelt Schramberg, Black Forest, dealing with Adam Opel AG.

During the interwar period, Opel became the leading German car producer with a high 44 percent and eventually Europe's biggest producer with more than 100.000 cars sold per annum. From 1929 until 2017, Opel was a part of General Motors Company, USA.

The last pre-war types were Opel Olympia from 1935, referring to the Berlin and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympic Games to come in 1936, and Opel Kapitän.

Opel Olympia was the first German car with self-supporting steel body work, available also as a cabriolet and either with 1300 ccm, 29,5 HP and vmax = 95 km/h or 1500 ccm, 37 HP and vmax = 112 km/h, which was regarded suitable for driving on autobahn. Post-war production was resumed in 1948, the price was 6785 DM.

Opel Kapitän ("Captain") was introduced in 1938 as model of upper middle class, with 2500 ccm, 55 HP and vmax = 126 km/h. Production was taken up again after WW II and continued with some smaller changes, especially a little upgrade to 58 HP, vmax = 130 km/h and a price of 9600 DM.

Opel Kapitän was a status symbol then. If you could afford one, you "had managed it".

In the background: the pre-war Ford Taunus, nicknamed "hunchback Taunus", and produced until 1952 (for more info see photo 12).

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