The Opel Olympia was introduced in 1935, one year prior to the Olympic Games in Berlin, hence the car’s name. This model was produced for a couple of years after the war but by 1950 it was time for a new version, or rather a ‘facelift’, as the basic technology remained the same as that of the pre-war model: a 1.5-litre, 37 hp, four-cylinder engine that gave the Olympia a top speed of approximately
110 km/h. The ‘cabrio coach’ version of this car cost 6,600 Deutsche Marks, which was 200 DM more than the saloon. Only the estate, at 7,350 DM, was more expensive.