Following the huge success of the 1.5 tonne Opel Blitztruck in the 1930s, in 1952 Opel launched a 1.75tonne model to replace its pre-war predecessor. Withits American-inspired design, the Opel Blitz was a truetrendsetter in the history of German post-war trucks.Its 2.5 litre, 6-cylinder 58 hp engine helped the Blitz toreach a maximum speed of almost 100 kilometres perhour. Thanks to its sophisticated and extremely reliabledesign, the Blitz 1.75 T was used by the DeutscheBundespost (German Federal Post Office), governmentauthorities and the private sector, as well as the Porscheracing service. Almost 90,000 vehicles of this serieswere sold between 1952 and 1960.
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