More Opels: Omega 3000 And Caravan

We are closer to a new stack: Following the Lotus Omega (Sorry Great Britain, I just can’t call it a Carlton. Omega sounds so much sharper) I follow up with the Opel Omega 3000 GSi and the Caravan which was also available with a 3.0 24V 6 straight six engine. It might not be the coolest car in the world but I think it got a pretty sleek design for a 80s car (introduced 1986). It also moves us one ocean closer to some more interesting cars from Australia: Omegas have been the base for a few Holdens and since they managed to fit a V8 in it it shouldn’t be ignored. I promise to come back to that later.

Red Opel Omega A, Vauxhall Carlton 3000 GSi 24V © 2016 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars

Red Opel Omega A, Vauxhall Carlton 3000 GSi 24V © 2016 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars

The Omega 3000 was the sports version of the Omega A model range. It featured a straight-6, 3.0-litre, 12-valve engine, which produced 177 bhp (132 kW; 179 PS). Other modifications from the base model included a lowered suspension and limited slip differential, as well as different fascias and a rear spoiler. The car had a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph), and accelerated from 0–100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. (Wikipedia)

Opel Omega A2 3.0 24V Diamant Caravan ©2016 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars – All Rights Reserved

Opel Omega A2 3.0 24V Diamant Caravan ©2016 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars – All Rights Reserved

Opel Omega A2 3.0 24V Diamant Caravan : Huge rear wheel drive wagon with a 24V 3.0 straight six engine made by GM? Unfortunately they never made it to the states. Holden sold a variation called the Commodore and even offered it with a V8. That was when the American Caprice Classic looked like a brick. Although now considered cool, at that time not even close to modern architecture of the Opel.

Artwork by Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars, San Diego, California, USA –
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