Established in 1862 as a sewing machine manufacturer by Adam Opel, the company branched out into bicycles in 1886 and then automobiles in 1899. Opel became part of General Motors in 1929 and became a wholly owned entity in 1931.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, GM brought its UK and European model ranges into alignment and today the Britain-only Vauxhall is now run out of Russelsheim, Germany.
Who is Opel named after?
Pronounced op-el not opal, Opel is named after its founder, Adam Opel.
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