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Yes, that looks like a Kadett C (1974-1979). I don`t recognice the front bumper, but I`ll say this one is pre -78.
 

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Yes, that looks like a Kadett C (1974-1979). I don`t recognice the front bumper, but I`ll say this one is pre -78.
So Hallgeir, I was correct and changed my mind and the post! :banghead: I posted the links because I didn't see anything that looked correct. It reminded me of the Ascona Caravan but the hood/bonnet and fenders/wings weren't correct. The front did remind me of the Kadett C though. :confused:

Harold
 

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Yes Harold, the Kadett C Caravan looks very similar to the Ascona A Caravan (sportwagon) when you look at it from the side, but the front tells us that this is a Kadett C. The front bumper is not original as far as I can remember. The front blinkers looks original, though. They were placed under the original front bumber.
 

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It's a C1 type Kadett station wagon, used to have one, very nice car

Definitely "Kadett C" family. The strange bumper is probably something the Vauxhaul version came with (the poster being in Ireland makes me think that).

Dieter
:confused: Strange, if it's a car from Ireland, why does it have LHD?? :confused:
 

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Nope, that's not a Vauxhall Chevette bumper. It looks more f*rd ish....maybe an owner mod to replace the original chrome one when it got damaged?
Northern Ireland got Vauxhalls (UK spec), but Ireland, or Eire got Opels....confusing for overseas observers.
Maybe one of our Irish members can provide more info on how GM's products were distributed on the Green Isle...
 

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I'm sorry for the confusion. I am a Lithuanian living in Ireland. The car was always in Lithuania, it is still there.
I know it needs a lot of restoration, that's what I'm planning to do. Just need to know which Kadett is it. Yes, it is a Kadett, it says so on the back of the car. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact year.
 

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Definitely "Kadett C" family. The strange bumper is probably something the Vauxhaul version came with (the poster being in Ireland makes me think that).

Dieter

if it had been in ireland it would almost always be an opel

vauxhalls did not sell well there during the troubles so were dropped

would you want a brit badged car some one might put a bomb under :D

bumper is nothing vauxhall used as far as i know anyway
 

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Yes, it`s a Kadett C1 Station Wagon (or Caravan if you prefer).
 

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So can everyone agree to one specific type of this Kadett?
With a name like Mantas I know what you should be driving!! :D

It is definately a Kadett C, I think we all agree on that.
As to the year, if the indicators are the originals that have been transplanted onto the non-Opel bumper, then it's an early 'C' which would make it between 1974 and 1978. Now I don't remember when the estates were first introduced, especially in Europe, but I don't remember seeing them straight away, so my best guess to year is 76 or 77.
Can anyone shed any more light?
rgds, Rob (no where near as cool a name as Mantas).
 

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It's a Kadett C Caravan (station wagon). They were built right from the start since August 1973. With the round headlights and standard trim this should be a car produced between 1973 and April 1977 , after this date all models had the rectangular headlights and turn signals still under the bumper. Maybe some specialist could narrow these dates down even further.
 

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This is an Opel Kadett C pre '78 model with the indicators below the bumper.
The bumper in the picture is not an original(and I don't know what it's off).
Vauxhall derivative of this car was called the Chevette and had a completely different front , but from the bulkhead back were completely the same as were the suspension and drivetrain components.
This is the 1.2n model with the round headlamps and lack of any chrome side trim. 1.2n models also had a low compression engine and a single outlet exhaust manifold and drum brakes on front.
This is my 75 1.2S model with the square headlamps.

This is my Chevette model with the different front, but as you can see the rear section is exactly the same as on your Kadett (although mine is a bedford van which is the commercial section of Vauxhall)

 

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Thank you very much. This will be the start for the renovation.
Yes, I noticed my name is almost the same as one of Opel models. I don't know how to feel about that because I have never heard of it before.
 

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C Caravan Front

The Front must be From a Gemini (sold as Isuzu and Holde) or Daewoo Maepsi

Its the same car with different engines
 
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