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Morning Symphony: Chevrolet Opalas Letting Their Six Cylinders Wake The Neighbors


Morning Symphony: Chevrolet Opalas Letting Their Six Cylinders Wake The Neighbors

It’s not an Opel. It’s not a Holden. It’s a Chevrolet Opala…rather, an Opala coupe and an Opala Caravan SS station wagon. Made for Brazil, the Opala is a blend of GM: American engines and Australian styling touches on an Opel Rekord platform, sold in South America. It’s not a world car, but it is a globally influenced vehicle, decades before that became trendy and popular. What is it to BangShifters, besides a rarely-seen machine? It’s a six-cylinder performance car that gearheads in Brazil flock to. The 250 Chevy, often looked at as a base engine in the United States, is a large engine in Brazil. With some upgrades (namely, an intake system that doesn’t leave out cylinders one and six) the Chevy six can come alive and run.¬†Opalas ran with Dodge Darts and Ford Mavericks, cars with V8s under the hood, and could hang just fine…or better, as these two prove. They sound nasty!


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