Opel Regent

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Opel Regent 24/110
Overview
Manufacturer Opel
Production 1928–1929
Body and chassis
Class Luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Related Cadillac Series 341
Powertrain
Engine 8-cylinder[1]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,700 mm (145.7 in)
Length 5,400 mm (212.6 in)
Width 1,830 mm (72.0 in)
Height 1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Curb weight 2,200 kg (4,850 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Opel 10/30 (10/35) PS
Successor Opel 1.8 litre

The Opel Regent is a luxury car from the German carmaker Adam Opel KG (AG from December 1928) introduced in November 1928 and available as a four-door limousine and two-door coupe.[2] The official name was Opel 24/110 (24 Steuer-PS/110 PS nominal).

The 5,400 mm (212.6 in) long Regent was available from 25,000 Reichsmark, and had an eight-cylinder engine with 6 litre capacity that allowed a top speed of 130 km/h (80.8 mph).

In March 1929, General Motors bought 80% of the share capital of Adam Opel AG. Since GM feared too much competition with the top models of its own brands Cadillac and Buick, all 25 previously sold Regent models had to be bought back and scrapped. Due to the scrapping of all Opel 24/110, there is no car preserved.

The name Regent was later used for the luxury versions of some models such as the 1932 Opel Regent 1.8 Litre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1928 Opel Regent 8 cylinder luxury sedan". GM Photostore. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Opel History 1920-1929". GM Media. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "1932 Opel Regent 1.8 Liter". GM Photo Store. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  • Marcus Schneider: Deutsche Automobile. Edition XXL, Fränkisch-Crumbach 2005, ISBN 3-89736-327-5, S. 274 (German)

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