Blog: Graeme RobertsAn Opel mule surfaces Stateside

Graeme Roberts | 10 February 2015

If you live in North America and want to buy an Opel, you head for your friendly Buick corner store and drive home in a shiny new Regal built in Canada, though launch models a few years back actually were shipped over from Germany.

I was reminded today - by a fellow classic car nut posting on my Facebook page - that Opel has a long US association with Buick. When they were still badged Opel, they were sold through the Buick dealer network. Models from the 50s through 70s still come up for sale from time to time.

One such is this old Buick division development mule, claimed to have links to GM's legendary Bunkie Knudsen.

Interesting provenance, as they say in the trade.

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