<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137

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Lot 166
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
1932 Opel 18C Regent

Sold for US$ 26,880 inc. premium
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
1932 Opel 18C Regent
Chassis no. 17137

1780cc Side Valve 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Updraft Carburetor
32bhp at 3,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautifully Restored
*Well documented with invoices
*Desirable open coachwork
*Attractive double maroon color way


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

In 1929 the American General Motors, seeking to further expand its European interests, acquired a controlling stake in Opel, which was followed by full ownership in 1931. Under General Motors' direction, Opel prospered and by 1938 was not only Germany's but also Europe's biggest motor manufacturer. The firm benefited from technical innovations first applied to GM's US-built products, including 'knee action' independent front suspension and, in the form of the 'Olympia' model of 1936, unitary construction of the chassis/body. As the decade progressed, Opels began to look more and more like their American cousins, a trend that culminated in the firm's final pre-war offering, the Kapitän. Introduced in 1939 and of unitary construction like the Olympia, the Kapitän was powered by a 2.5-liter overhead-valve six and featured independent front suspension which was augmented by an anti-roll bar, a novel idea at that time.

Appearing in remarkable condition, this 1.8 Liter Opel Cabriolet wears a fresh restoration. Well documented with invoices featuring thousands of dollars' worth of work and a bevy of photos, the comprehensive project touched nearly every component of the vehicle. From the motor down to the finest details of trim work within the interior, no stone was left unturned in an effort to bring this German motor back to showroom fresh condition.

Deep, glossy maroon paint is complimented by matching disc wheels and bright chrome work. Inside, the interior leather treatments match, making for a cohesive aesthetic. Rife with exquisite detail, the meter found atop the radiator, with its exposed rack and pinion operated needle, is a real treat. A true highlight is found above the instrumentation a frosted and cut crystal interior lamp. Elegance typically reserved for larger vehicles, the high-level of skill shown in the project's completion is unquestionable.

A wonderful car for sunny day motoring, its six-cylinder power will provide enough grunt to keep things interesting. The car will be provided with a thorough history file containing the restoration documents and even an owner's manual. Thoroughly Teutonic in its design will surely make a fine addition to any collection.
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<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
<b>1932 Opel 18C Regent</b><br />Chassis no. 17137
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