1986 Opel Rekord Sport by "Irmscher"
European VIN No.: WOL000016F1252397. This is a 1986 Opel "Rekord Sport", a limited edition of only 500 built by the Opel tuning company "Irmscher". "Irmscher" is for Opel what "AMG" is for Mercedes Benz. Opel has been owned by General Motors for a long time and there is a lot of product- and engineering sharing going on.The engine is a 2,2 Liter 4 Cylinder with mechanical fuel injection rated at 130 HP (SAE), top speed 120 MPH, weight 1165 kg (~2600 lbs.), 5 speed manual transmission.The modifications by "Irmscher" to the standard Opel Rekord "GL" model are:1. increased engine capacity from 2 Liters to 2.2 Liters2. lowered suspension and increased track width - live rear axle w. trailing arms, "Monroe" gas shocks and separate coil springs, rear drum brakes, independent front suspension w. disk brakes3. tuned exhaust system with exhaust headers, 2" exhaust piping and 3" chrome end pipe4. front and rear spoilers and aero all around package5. 4 spoke leather steering wheel 15" diameter6. "Recaro" sports seats upholstered in tweed fabric7. full instrumentation including tachometer, oel/pressure- and volt meter8. opening dark tinted glass sunroof by "Augros"9. AM/FM, cass. deck stereo w. multiple speakers10. aluminum wheels by "Ronal" especially made for "Irmscher"This car is all original, it was never fully repainted and was never in an accident. The 5 digitodometer shows 51600 km, but I have to assume that the total km are 151600.This Spring, the car was inspected and some fuel lines and water hoses were replaced. A new battery, new ignition cables and a new set of performance radial tires in the size of 215/60X15 were installed. Opel owners manual, original "Irmscher" sales brochure and price list as well as US import document papers come with the car. The vehicle was imported into the US by the seller in 2012 and it has a clear Michigan title.This is a very responsive and sporty car and it gets 30 - 35 MPG!