Opel 4/8 PS

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Opel 4/8 PS
Opel Doktorwagen
Opel 4 8 PS Doktorwagen 1910.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Opel
Production 1909–1910
Body and chassis
Body style Cabriolet
Powertrain
Engine Gasoline engine s: 1029 cc
(8 hp)
Dimensions
Length 3,500 mm (137.8 in)
Curb weight 525 kg (1,157 lb)
Chronology
Successor Opel 5/10 PS

The Opel 4/8 PS or known as the doctor's car (Doktorwagen in German) is an automobile from the German automaker Adam Opel KG.

Vehicle[edit]

The Opel 4/8 PS was built especially for the middle class. The two seater was small and agile compared to other cars of this time and was used by many doctors for house calls whereby the vehicle quickly got the nickname "Doctor's Car". The low price of 3,950 Mark made it a very successful model.

The doctor's car was the first car from Opel, which bore the Opel lettering on the radiator.[1]

Opel campaigned for the Type 4/8 PS (hp) with statements, such as "Simple mechanism", "Incredibly easy to use", and most of all: "Without using a chauffeur".[2]

Engine[edit]

The Opel 4/8 PS is driven by a water cooled four cylinder engine with a displacement of 1029 cc. The performance is eight horsepower, reaching a top speed of 60 km/h. It was for that time sufficient.

External links[edit]

  • meinklassiker.com: Uschi Kettenmann, Herr Doktor fährt selbst: 100 Jahre Opel Doktorwagen, 7 January 2009, retrieved 8 February 2009 (German)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oldtimer.eu. "Opel Oldtimer Aktuell - Opel-Oldtimer". Opel-oldtimer.eu. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  2. ^ meinklassiker.com Herr Doktor fährt selbst: 100 Jahre Opel Doktorwagen Jan. 2009