Opel Olympia Rekord 1957


Date of manufacture: 1957
Production Years:  
Produced: 580,000 
Country of origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Opel (General Motors)
Engine capacity: 1488 cc
Power Output: 40 hp = 30 kW
Top Speed: 75 mph (121 km/h)
Price then: 6,410 to 6,710 DM

I always confuesd the Opel models : Olympia with Rekord. Well, with this ugly Opel I don’t have this problem ! It has both names !!!

The Opel Olympia Rekord was introduced in March 1953 as successor to the Opel Olympia, a pre-World War II design dating back to 1935. The Opel Olympia Rekord was built until 1957 in four different versions. Around 580,000 units were produced.

1953/54: 1488 cc, 40 hp (DIN). Available as two-door saloon, cabriolet and estate (Caravan). Price in Germany: DM 6,410 to 6,710. 136,028 units made.


1955: 1488 cc, 40 hp (DIN). Mild facelift, comprising larger rear window, new grill insert. New base model called simply Olympia; a van based on the saloon introduced as the “delivery” variant. Price in Germany: DM 5,850 to 6,710. 131,586 units made.

1956: 1488 cc, 45 hp (DIN). New grill insert, bumpers now without guards. Price in Germany: DM 5,410 to 6,560. 144,587 units made.

1957: 1488 cc, 45 hp (DIN). New grill insert again, flatter roof, chrome strips along belt line. The cabriolet was no longer part of the line. Prices in Germany: DM 5,510 to 6,560. 169,721 units made.


General data:

Wheelbase 97.9 in (2,487 mm)

Length 166.9 in (4,239 mm)

Width 64 in (1,626 mm)

Height 61 in (1,549 mm)

Kerb weight 2,020 lb (920 kg)-2,200 lb (1,000 kg)

Top speed approximately 75 mph (121 km/h)