Welcome to OPEL STORIES!

This the place for rather different stories about Opel. Not classic press releases, but stories on people, mobility, design, technology, history and tuning.


Adam Opel founded the company in Rüsselsheim in 1862. More than almost any other brand, Opel stands for individual mobility. Beginning with bicycles, then motorcycles, to cars and trucks, and now electric vehicles. Opel is a carmaker since 1899, was the largest manufacturer in Germany in the 1920s and ‘30s, and powered the ”Wirtschaftswunder” economic miracle of the 1950s.


For many, a Corsa or Kadett was their first car, an Ascona or Zafira later the first new car. Classic sports stars like Manta, GT and Monza are lovingly restored; “young-timers” like Calibra, Omega and Speedster are wildly tuned. Their owners then proudly present these dream cars at meetings run by more than 900 Opel clubs. Club members carry the “Blitz” symbol in their hearts, just like the Opel employees in the factories, dealerships and at the headquarters in Rüsselsheim.


Opel is full of emotions, full of personalities, full of stories. We tell many of them in our online magazine, the Opel Post for our employees, retirees, dealers and all fans of the brand. Selected stories and pictures are also available here – perhaps as the basis for your own OPEL STORY.


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