Early EFI: 1975 Buick Opel Kadette Wagon – SOLD!

by | Mar 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

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March 15, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Rear-wheel-drive and Bosch L-Jet Tronic Fuel Injection might have you thinking about certain German sports sedans from the early eighties, not a 1975 Buick Opel Kadette wagon like this garage find originally listed in March 2022 on Craigslist in Lawrenceville, Georgia (Atlanta). With not much of a description provided, you’ll need to get more information from the seller about their rare-in-the-US car.

Currently offered for $5,000, comparing that price against the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $2,700 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $5,250.

German Automaker Opel produced the third-generation Kadett Crom 1973 to 1979. It was Opel’s version of General Motors’ “T-Car” and was the last small Opel to feature rear-wheel drive.  Of the 1,701,076 produced during that time, Opel exported over half outside West Germany.

September 1975 saw a return of the larger CIH power units to the Kadett range in the form of the Kadett GT/E, inheritor of the Kadett Rallye’s mantle. This engine now incorporated “Bosch L-Jetronic” fuel injection which was one of the earliest and least expensive cars during the period to feature this fuel delivery system.

The Christopher Holland YouTube Channel features this 1975 Buick dealer training video for the Opel line.  We think the use of the puppet allow Opel to use the same video with multiple different languages dubbed in:

This appears to be a complete and very solid example of a vintage big bumper Opel Kadette that just needs a thorough detailing to be show-ready.  The Opel GT parked in the other garage bay is a clue the seller is an Opel enthusiast which bodes well for the condition of this Kadette wagon for sale.

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“We have 1 Opel for sale. A 1975 Yellow Wagon. The Wagon is in excellent condition. We are asking $5000 for the wagon.”

Restore or drive as-is: Would you with this 1975 Buick Opel Kadette wagon?  Comment below and let us know!


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