376 MPG Opel – Conspiracy

Normally I don't dabble in conspiracy theory websites, nor do I entertain trying to unravel the mysteries of the powers that be.  For one I'm not smart enough, for two, there are just not enough hours in the day.  However, this article, having an automotive flair to it, caught my attention.  According to the article, the author has purchased an old Opel made car, which reportedly got 376 miles per gallon.  Why hasn't it seen the light of day or seen technology move int he direction that existed so many years ago?  Big Oil said NO!?

According to reports, this special 1959 Opel was modified in 1973 to allow the outrageous and hard to believe gas mileage.  To achieve such astronomical efficiency the gasoline was super heated before actually used in combustion.

It's an old article, but it looks like this special fuel efficient Opel was actually sold in 2008 for over $375,000.  Plan on covering a lot of miles every year to make up the savings.

Source of green 1959 Opel that Big Oil Hates - http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/05/01/big-oil-conspiracy-376-mpg-opel-uncovered/

Author: Christopher

I've been an auto enthusiast since birth. I'm a grease monkey at heart and love learning to work on anything automotive. You'll often find me hiding in the garage, attending car shows, and reading about the latest and greatest online.

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  1. I had a Vectra 1.9 CDTi as a company car. I loved it. Never boetrehd by its appearance, but the interior was comfy and functional and for a bland car, it was a joy to drive. I was then given a Mondeo Company car from the same year (2006) and I absolutely loathed it. Horrid steering, awful wooly gearbox. Give me the Vectra any day. The top spec models look quite nice and the estate is quite classy looking, especially in SRi format with the VXR styling kit.

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