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|Brief History of the Opel Kadett D
The new Kadett D, introduced in the fall of 1979, was a car with a transverse mounted 1196cc OHV or 1290cc OHC engine, driving front wheels trough a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Disc front brakes and rear drums, rack and pinion steering, independent front suspension and beam type rear suspension.
5-door L estate fitted with reclining front seats and headrests, integral front air dam, heated rear window with wash-wipe.
GL hatchback fitted with quartz clock, door pockets, radio, velour trim, locking fuel cap and cigar lighter.