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Meet Chevrolet's 1972 Opals

Are you in love with Opals? Keep reading, because throughout this article we will present models of Opalas 1972.

O Chevrolet Opal was a midsize car sold by General Motors do Brasil between the years 1969 to 1992.

The 1972 Opals had two four-cylinder engines.

When it comes to the 1972 Opalas model, but specifically the Opal SS, this car had a 2-door fastback coupe body.

As for power, it had 86 kW / 117 PS / 115 hp (SAE net) of power, with a torque of 284 Nm / 209 lb-ft.

But to top it off, it had a 4-speed manual powertrain for South America.

According to ProfessCars™ estimation, this Chevrolet it would accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds, from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds.

In this way, the 1972 Opals were around 4570 mm / 179.9 in. in length, 1758 mm / 69.2 in. wide and 1350 mm / 53.1 in. tall.

GM manufactured around one million units, including the Opala sedan, the Opala Coupé and the station wagon variation, the Opala Caravan.

However, it was replaced by the Chevrolet Omega in 1992, also an Opel spinoff.

Before this car, Chevrolet manufactured only light trucks and pickups, so the Opala was its first passenger car made in Brazil.

Know that Opala was used by the São Paulo Police for many years.

The military dictatorship used Opala for its agents during the 1970s.

Its reliability and easy maintenance made the 1972 Opala the choice of many taxi drivers and it also became popular on the racetrack.

Finally, with a 250″ engine used in the Chevrolet Omega, but using Electronic Fuel Injection, in the GLS and CD trims from 1995 to 1998.

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Source: Automobile

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