It’s not too often when we see a pink car but this looks like a nice pink project P1. This is a 1958 Opel Olympia Rekord and it’s on Craigslist with an asking price of $3,500. It looks solid and it’s located in Chicago, Illinois. There were two P1 models available, a base Olympia and a more luxurious Olympia Rekord.
There are a lot of design features of American cars from the 1950s on these Opels but these were small compared to the huge cars from US manufacturers. A two-tone pink and white scheme would have been nice if a person were going for a pink car. The “P” of P1 stands for the new panorama windshield and rear window.
I’m not sure what’s going on here with the photos. Again, there are only four photos; four. No trunk photos, even though the trunk is cracked open as if to get ready to snap one. No engine photos, showing the 1.5L inline-four with 45 hp. The seller says that this is a “running, all original, near mint interior, solid car.” I’m not sure why the wheel is off, some sort of maintenance? It looks like the trim over the RR wheel opening may be screwed on in a couple of spots, but I could be wrong. In any case, this car is not showroom perfect so expect to do some work on it.
The dash looks great, but is that a brown, velour seat? That couldn’t be original and there are no other interior photos. Just think, it could have had these seats! And, maybe they’re still under there and that’s a seat cover. In any case, I would restore this car back to bone-stock original, but that’s just me. Would you ever drive a pink car, even if it was as cool and unusual as this Opel?