Behind The Woodshed: 1958 Opel Olympia Rekord P

This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Wanna spend the rest of your life looking for a tail light lens? Here you go. Ooof, that hurts. As someone who has owned cars with unobtanium parts (old Saabs, old Buicks, etc) I understand this problem. For every car like the ’57 Chevy or 65 Mustang where there is an entire army of corporations pumping out replacement parts, there are about 50 makes/models that have been consigned to the scrap yards of hades. If you can’t find someone to get your double cardan CV joint for your oddball “abandoned” model…well you’re going to need to be handy with a welder or know a good Shaman. This Opel Olympia Rekord P might have sold well in Germany in 1958 and the 1.4 (or 1.5?) liter Opel engine might have decent support…good luck finding trim or interior or glass. Find this 1958 Opel Olympia Rekord P offered for $500 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.

From the seller:

1958 Opel Olympia
condition: fair
fuel: gas
odometer: 11111
odometer broken
title status: missing
transmission: automatic
Restoration Project- 1958 Opel Olympia- can be seen at 6220 San Francisco Rd NE 87109. Bill of Sale Only. $500.00

See a better way to drive something white on rust?