Opel Olympia

Opel Olympia – a mid-size car produced by Opel since 1935.

The car was first shown in February 1935 at the Berlin Motor Show. Opel has called this model „Olympia” to celebrate scheduled for 1936 years the XI Olympic Games in Berlin.

It was the first mass-produced car in Germany. From 1935 to 1937 Olympia mounted engine with a capacity of 1.3 liters. The model Olympia OL38 produced in the years 1937 to 1940 introduced a unit with a capacity of 1.5 liters.

Engine 1.3-liter. Was a four-cylinder unit with a capacity of 24 hp and a maximum speed of 95 km / h. Olympia had rear-wheel drive, three-stage gearbox had independent front suspension and the rear semi-elliptic leaf springs. The car was available in two versions, as a two-door sedan and two-door convertible.

In 1937 it introduced four-valve engine with a capacity of 1488cm3 and power of 37 hp and reached a maximum speed of 112 km / h. In addition to the version of the LZ Olympia and Olympia CL since 1937 was offered another version:

Specifications: Opel Olympia 1938
Body type: Sedan
number of doors: 2
Length: 4013 mm
Width: 1500 mm
Wheelbase: 2737 mm
Ground clearance: 191 mm
Weight: 927 kg

Engine
Displacement: 1,488 ccm
Power: 44
Engine system, the number of cylinders: inline 4, bore x stroke: 80.00×74.00mm
Type: OHV – valves in the cylinder head, camshaft in the engine block

Performance
Maximum speed of 109 km / h
Power to weight ratio: 0.046 HP / kg
Engine location: front
Engine setup: longitudinally
Drive: rear wheel
Turning circle diameter: 11.50 m
Gearbox: Number of gears: 4, Gearbox: manual, unsynchronized.