'64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

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'64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by Can-Am ZN » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 11:31

Came across this on Facebook...Oom Johann?

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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by barrydorr » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 13:49

That's flippen cool, I want to trade my Corona Bakkie for that one and have a full Opel Collection :mrgreen:

Just did a bit of research online, looking at the nose it is a Record B but can's find history on them have made in Bakkie's original by GM.
There is history on the PI and PII bakkie
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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by Johann65 » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 14:04

The Opel Rekord bakkie (Olympia) was very popular! My Aunt Jessy had one in Adelaide! She was very strong! I recall her off-loading a Sack of Maize from the bakkie and placing it onto Farmhouse Stoep!! The "B" bakkie is very special as only a few were built! (I suspect only about 50!)
The "P" and "A" bodies were more! That is one very special "Opel" 8O 8O
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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by Can-Am ZN » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 14:24

Imagine trying to find one of those tail lights if a taxi gets a bit "pushy" on the road! 8O
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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by Johann65 » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 14:57

Can-Am ZN wrote:Imagine trying to find one of those tail lights if a taxi gets a bit "pushy" on the road! 8O
The bakkie and the Wagon used the same rear lights! Take a note of the Instrument Gauge difference between the production models and my product engineering Rekord" 110MPH & 130MPH 8O Temp & Wasser!! 8O
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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by zahistorics » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 21:09

As Johan says, EXTREMELY rare. It is a 1966, not 1964.

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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 21:27

Never ever seen a picture of one of those before, would be quite cool to take a picture with it next to a Corsa utility.
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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by Johann65 » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 21:57

zahistorics wrote:As Johan says, EXTREMELY rare. It is a 1966, not 1964.
Started abt Oct 1965 and discontinued (Last Sold?) August 1966 Could even be less than 50 units!!! 8O I saw very few on the line! 8O
The Vauxhalls were in the Majority! The Viva and Cresta :mrgreen: Holden started about that time :mrgreen: Chevy's on their final years 8O

P.S.! I towed a Diesel Toyota to get it started with my Rekord! No problem!! :D
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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 26 Jun 2016, 16:02

Awesome find. Truly a must-have for the Opel collector.

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Re: '64 Opel Rekord Bakkie

Post by Ridgeback » Mon 27 Jun 2016, 09:38

A mate of mine had one when we where at Tech. in Bulawayo in 1974.
It was used on weekends when we went Pub crawling as it was slow and if we hit something nothing would happen to us. 8) 8)
It was built like a tank.

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