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Opel Admiral Cabriolet 6 Cyl. 3.6 — 1939

The most luxurious car ever produced by Opel. A four-door convertible with everything you can wish for. It was developed for the 1937 Opel 75 year anniversary and is an incredibly well maitained and preserved originally sold Swedish car with full history with the same ownership for over 40 years.

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"The car was rebuilt in the 1970's by a well known authority in vintage cars . Bodywork, interior and engine is in very good condition, almost concours status. The interior is in a pristine overall original condition."

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"The car was rebuilt in the 1970's by a well known authority in vintage cars . Bodywork, interior and engine is in very good condition, almost concours status. The interior is in a pristine overall original condition."


This particular car was used by the proprietor at Munkedal's paper mill from new until 1952. As the third owner, the car was aquired by the well-known automobile enthusiast and collector Lennart Krus. Since then, the car has been in the Krus family, cherished and carefully maintained over the years. The impressive 5.2 meter long Admiral is in a very good condition with beige-brown original leather matching the terrakotta red paintwork. On the dash a silver plaque sits with the inscription "Opel 75 years" which underlines the jubilee model significance. A total mileage of just over 100 000 km's of which the majority was chauffeur driven between 1939 and 1952. The car was taken off the road for some years and after the 1970's rebuild only used at weddings, graduations and vintage car meetings.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    101430 km 
  • Registration Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Kw / hp
    55 / 75 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Good runner overall, no remarks. Very low mileage, but has not done any running in some years why a thorough maintenance service would do the car good.

  • Interior condition:

    Unrestored original interior. Original leather and door trim in very good condition.

  • Exterior condition:

    Paintwork, chromework, glass and trim in top condition. The soft top was replaced with a new one in the 1970's and is still in very good condition. No rust or damage, only a few small scratches and paint fill-ins. There was a damage that is repaird in the right front and back that you dont se now.

  • General condition:

    Overall a fantastic, near concours, condition. Original throughout.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 1985-04-01
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1976-05-03 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången:1976-05-03
Besiktigad tom: -
Senast godkända besiktning: -
Körförbud: Nej
Skattebefriad: Ja
Årsskatt: -
Antal ägare: 2

Facts about the model

The Opel Admiral from 1939 was the Prestige model that would compete with Mercedes, Maybach and the third great German luxury car brand-Horch. The admiral was developed upfront the 75 anniversary of Opel 1937 and was manufactured only during the two years 1937 – 39, before Opel was forced to resubmit its production to simpler vehicles due to the war.
It was produced only 2314 convertible version and it makes this model especially rare and coveted. There are only a few copies left in the world and an additional specimen in Sweden. Extremely few in the original condition of this, however, In spite of good attempts, Opel never managed to get through as a luxury car manufacturer. Neither Admiral, Kapitän or Diplomat became commercial success. The last attempt with a luxury car-Opel Senator-was put down 1993. More and more collectors of unique cars have started to take an interest in Opel's luxury cars and the pre-war Admiral Cabrilolet is the one that stands highest in the international market.

Location and viewing Information

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Address: Olofström, Brostugevägen 1, 29342 Olofström

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Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
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