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Make:   Opel

Model:  Kadett D

Year:    1981

Owner: Pat McEntegart



This 1981 Opel Kadett was acquired by pat  in 2004, it is a totally original car which displayed a mere 39,000 miles on its odometer at the time. Since then through various runs and shows the mileage has crept up to almost 41,000 miles however the car still remains in its original state.


The car was purchased in Motormans of Shercock in Co.Cavan  in April 1981 by a Dundalk lady who owned the car for 23 years. Due to health reasons she stopped driving the car and it was declared off the road in 2000. The car then sat for four years in her garage until she offered it to Pat. With a new battery and some petrol the engine immediately started and has ran without fault since.


Over the last few years pat has had some work done to the car including under sealing the car and sandblasting and respraying the steel wheels. Also due to the car sitting in a garage for four years some dirt and sludge had built up in the fuel tank so two fuel filters were added to the fuel line stopping dirt entering the carburetor.   


The car really stands out with its unusual paint work a yellow/beige color, the body work shows some signs of age which pat plans to have rectified however there is no rust. The cars interior is almost perfect, covers over the seats since new mean the cloth interior is unmarked. Some other things on the car include its original radio, its original Opel/GM/Vauxhall mudflaps and its Motormans Of Shercock number plates and rear windscreen sticker


© NEVCC 2004