This is my 1979 Opel Kadett C... i'm mostly opening this thread so i can show you boring step-by-step imagery of the restoration process, which will start as soon as it stops freezing in Berlin.
As you are not allowed to park a car without a valid license AND TÜV (TÜV is a quite germanly throughout test of roadworthieness you have to take every 2 years) on public roads in germany i had to rent some space to store the car while restoring and could only afford an unheated garage, so any work during the winter is impossible. Anyways, the goal is to have it back on the road for its 30th birthday in August.
-Bodyworks, especially massive amount of rust on the rear fenders (not on the rear wheel houses, though) and front wheel houses.
-Install new shock absorbers
-Install a new carburettor (already bought one)
-Hope that changing the gearbox oil will stop the metallic sound coming from it, otherwise: get a new gearbox
-get new door seals and install them
-new paintjob (basically get the same paintjob done anew)
Some factory specs:
1,2 Liter 4 cylinder engine
78 nm Torque
132 km/h (82mph) max speed
I will post pre-restauration photos soon!
Does anyone know if the Recaro seats taken from a Opel Manta will get me in trouble getting a german H-Kennzeichen?