Owner: Jan van Bohemen
We just couldn’t resist placing this approximately 1956 Opel as this month’s feature truck. Did you actually think General Motors discarded the famous Advance Design 1947-55 truck cab tooling? To get a little more use of the tooling, it was modified in the late 1950’s as a German Opel truck. Remember the small Opel car imported in the 1960’s and sold in Buick dealerships? They displayed the same lightning bolt emblem as the trucks.
Look closely at this pickup. It has Advance Design all over it!
Its owner is Jan van Bohemen in Germany. It started as a larger work truck, however he wanted a pickup so he made the bed and rear fenders to get the look he wanted. Very impressive!
For your information…more data on the later-use of the Advanced Design Tooling. Not only did they use this tooling in Europe but it was an assembly line produced truck in Brazil. Click here to see Brazil’s version.