Opel Kadett C Rallye 2.0 EAdvert ID: 46519 €39,900 EUR
Opel Kadett C Rallye 2.0 E
FIA Passport issued in 2015 and is valid until 2025.
Built with GTE running gear:
• 2.0l CIH, around 175hp.
• 5-speed ZF gearbox.
• ZF Lsd.
• Bilstein suspension.
Please take a minute to read the steps behind the birth of this Opel Kadett C Rallye
For the first five years of my career, racing was almost done in civilian cars.
The first step in -75 was to buy my own car, a Sunbeam Imp 900 group 1. The seller was Pentti Kuukkala (Lasse Lammi's co-driver).
More was wanted.
The next step -77 was the Opel Kadett B Rallye Group 1. The car had been used by Ari Vatanen (SMP-10 / MAC-523)
More was wanted.
I moved to Sweden in 1979 and from there the next step was the purchase of the Opel Kadett C Rallye 2.0 E Group 1 (KBT-441). It was almost standard, but the suspension was built with the teachings of Rauno Aaltonen. Even though it became a winning car (See hood Mänttä 200 winners), there was even more want.
Next, a genuine black Ford Escort RS 2000 (TJJ-777) was purchased from Timo Jouhki. I removed the nose cone to shorten the front, and painted white. It also became a winning car, which Jari Latvala also fell in love with. It passed to him, and he drove it to become the Finnish Junior Champion-83.
... The years went by, and the cars changed…
Sometime in 2010, I heard that Jari-Matti Latvala is driving the Lahti European Championship historic rally with my old Escort (TJJ-777). It was now blue and in group 4.
I was keen to see if I could find and purchase back my old Swedish Opel KBT-441. The Car was no longer to be found.
This is when I decided to build this car, a replica of the Opel Kadett C Rallye 2.0 E, but in Group 2.
A good donor car was found, and the build was completed for the 2015 Mänttä 200 race. It became our test race, which I returned to after 36 years. There was also the only derailment of this car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy1uX1w3820 at approx. 3min into the video.
In five years, we drove about six rallies in Finland, constantly improving the car a bit.
The car also became a success with a steady drive..see bonnet.
After these 50 years, it’s time to thank and bow down and hand over the Opel Kadett C Rallye 2.0 E to a new home!
Message from Koskin Import: This is a private seller and not a car owned by us, we can help with the purchase if required and offer many extra services like Inspection, transport etc.
I have more detailed photos that can be supplied upon request.
This Opel Kadett C Rallye can be shipped worldwide!