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Opal Diplomat very rare and still zero km: Stopped for years in garage

Check out now the Diplomat Opala that was found still zero kilometer.

This is another jaw-dropping story for many collectors and admirers of vintage cars, with a classic car that has already marked the generation of many people.

This story takes place in the city of Santa Bárbara, located in the state of Minas Gerais.

An amazing GM Opal Diplomat from the year 1980 abandoned for years in an unused garage, the model of dreams of many young people of that time.

The Diplomata model debuted in the year 1980, and came as a successful bet by General Motors. So this was the model that kicked off Chevrolet's gold line, being one of the most requested models at that time.

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Finally, this Opal Diplomat 1980 that was found in Minas Gerais, was still in a state of zero kilometer vehicle. In addition to the excess dust left by the good years parked in that garage, the vehicle was in impeccable condition for great collectors of rare vehicles and collectors of stories alike.

After its owner died in 1984, the car was parked for 33 years. So it ends up being a vehicle with very low mileage, complete with still original parts and yellow plate.

Being an Opal with only 4 years of running, with less than 20 thousand kilometers on the odometer.

The model is a Diplomat with a 4-cylinder engine, carbureted 2.5 with alcohol with power of 90 hp at 4400 rpm, reaching from 0 to 100 km/h in 18.2 seconds.

Its top speed could reach 149 km/h, and at high speeds it ended up losing some of its stability on the track.

The restyling of the Opala for the 80s, brought its front and rear with a rectangular design, with new headlights and new taillights. Today, the top-of-the-line version of the Chevrolet Opala Diplomata 1980 is considered one of the rarest collectible models in Brazil.

Presented at the 1982 Motor Show, which took place in the city of São Paulo, the Diplomata became one of the most sought-after models on the market, competing directly with models like the Alfa Romeo and also the Ford Landau. Even so, the Chevrolet Opala continued to be the sales leader in Brazil for many consecutive years.

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The internal design Diplomata 80 remained very similar to the 70's, but with much more luxury and much more comfort for the driver and passengers. The real change of the in-house designer happened in 1981, the year after its launch.

So already from the factory with its original AM/FM cassette radio, and with a 2-spoke executive steering wheel model and injected plastic. Finally, there is the ashtray built into its dashboard, along with a cigarette lighter (considered a luxury item and essential for the time).

Finally, it also had air conditioning and hot air, it had the finishing of the seats in plastic fabric and the front seats with a built-in headrest.

So it remains one of the most respected and admired cars by vehicle lovers and collectors. However, who never dreamed of having an Opalão in the garage?

Finally, this model Chevrolet Diplomata can be found by sellers and hunters of rare and old cars. So its value is approximately 100 thousand reais.

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