"The Opel Kadett Car-A-Van was produced between 1962 and 1965 along with the rest of the Opel Kadett sub-models as the all-new competitor for the ageing Volkswagen Beetle – a car that had been utterly dominant in the German market for 20 years by the mid-1960s.

In almost every measurable way it was a significant improvement over the Beetle, it had more passenger space, better luggage capacity, much improved visibility for the driver, its water-cooled engine provided very effective heating for the passenger cabin, and its newly designed engine was more reliable and offered better fuel efficiency."