Olympia Rekord

1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
Opel Rekord Caravan 1958 and Moskwitch
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.

1958 Opel Olympia Rekord Caravan

We went camping all over Southern Norway and into Sweden all the way to Stockholm. No wonder my parents needed the brake above.

1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.

Dairy Days

Car sales were restricted in the early fifties but our farmer neighbour, “Ole J”, was allowed a car for his farm. He chose a green Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan to carry the milk to the dairy and sacks of fertilizer back to the farm. I remember fondly an evening at the farmer’s kitchentable when father, Ole J and me were having drinks. I had milk and bread. The two grown ups had something cheerful and they were telling stories from town, about who drove what and who got stopped by the traffic police and who were let off.  My father had his driver’s license so it was not long before we were offered the loan of the car for a sunny Sunday drive. The Opel was warm and I was allowed to sit in the rear where the milkchurns were loaded on workdays. And yes, I have sat in the back of my Land Rover on a sunny day.

 

Opel Olympia Rekord Caravan

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Opel Olympia 1953

Schwager und Schwesterwagen

1953 Opel Olympia
1953 Opel Olympia
Opel Olympia 1953
Opel Kapitän
Opel Kapitän 1952

Same kind and colour Opel Kapitän

When they got married they drove themselves to church in this car, bride and groom in the front seat!

Opel Kapitän 1952

Serious Contender in SchwagerWagen. Privately imported from Italy.

Opel Astra 1999

Opel Astra 1999

Sister's best low mileage buy. 33000 km.

Moskwich. The Olympic Lada

Can you spot the white Opel Olympia 1938? Photo is over 50 years old. As kids we played inside that Olympia although we were not allowed.

Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954

Our first car, an Opel remake, the Moskwich 1954 was bought used when carsales were let loose after the austerity years in the fifties. Dad got his licence in 1930 and had excellent taste in cars but little money bringing up his children. He borrowed a Buick once in Reykjavik, a car that he could not match until he bought a Rover 2000 TC. His workbike is behind the car. This is before traffic congestion in our town. Bike/car ownership is fashionable these days.

On our first camping trip we did not stop for the goats as dad did  not want to share his tobacco with them. The thermostat jammed and we overheated.

Moskwich 1954

NAF road patrol stopped to help. From the parts bin in his Volvo 210 Duett he put in a new thermostat.

Moskwich 1954

Here is our camp at Seljord, by the lake with a monster in it.

Moskwich 1954

This would be 1962. Country roads were mostly gravel at that time. Tarmac was still to come.

Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954

We made it all the way round the country to where my sister and her husband were running a dairy.

Opels were the trunk of our car life then.

Sister has still got one and a nephew was in the Opel car club.

 

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1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
Opel Rekord Caravan 1958 and Moskwitch
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1953 Opel Olympia
1953 Opel Olympia
Opel Olympia 1953
Opel Kapitän
Opel Kapitän 1952
Opel Astra 1999
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
Opel Rekord Caravan 1958 and Moskwitch
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1953 Opel Olympia
1953 Opel Olympia
Opel Olympia 1953
Opel Kapitän
Opel Kapitän 1952
Opel Astra 1999
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
Opel Rekord Caravan 1958 and Moskwitch
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
1958 Opel Olympia Rekord CarAvan.
Opel Olympia 1953
1953 Opel Olympia
1953 Opel Olympia
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954
Moskwich 1954