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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Chevrolet Opala is recreated by Brazilian designer

There is a Brazilian vehicle closely related to the old Opel Rekord. In 1968, GM presented Chevrolet Opala, its first vehicle built in Brazil. Forty years later, the car appears again, but not as a real model, but rather as a college conclusion project done by Cauê de Mattos in the 40th anniversary of the car presentation.

According to Mattos, his idea was to bring back the same bounds old cars used to create with their owners. Just to exemplify, he has remembered people that once bought a model, such as an Opel Ascona, and has stuck with it through all the car's life span. He has also seized Opala's 40th anniversary to pay an homage to it, especially to Opala Coupé, created in 1978, since lots of important cars, such as Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger have emerged again. It is a pity Opala will surely not get that chance. As a good rear-wheel drive luxury car, it would not manage to find a place in current GM Brazilian production lines, most of them dedicated to compact or subcompact vehicles.

Source: Cauê de Mattos

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