Opel was founded 1863 year,headquarters are in Rüsselsheim Germany Industry are automotive.The company was founded on January 21, 1863 by Adam Opel, and at first made household goods, and was a major maker of sewing machines. The founder died in 1895, with his company the leader in European sewing machines sales and producing over 2,000 bicycles yearly. They made their first cars in 1898 having bought the rights to the Lutzmann and sold them as Opel-Lutzmann. However, two years later, following the dissolution of the partnership, Opel's son signed a licensing agreement with Automobiles Darracq S.A. of France to manufacture vehicles under the brand name "Opel-Darracq." The vehicles were Opel bodies mounted on a Darracq chassis, powered by a 2-cylinder engine.
In 1906 they started to make cars to their own design which they had first shown in 1902 at the Hamburg Motor Show and from 1907 stopped making the Opel-Darracqs.
In 1911 the factory was virtually destroyed by fire and a new one was built with more up to date machinery and the manufacture of sewing machines dropped. Production now consisted of bicycles, cars and motor cycles. By 1913 they were the largest car maker in Germany.
Opel Corsa OPC wallpapers gallery (2008)
Opel GTC Concept wallpapers galery (2007)
Opel GT wallpapers gallery (2007)
Opel Corsa 5-door wallpapers gallery (2007)
Opel Antara wallpapers gallery (2007)
Opel Zafira OPC wallpapers gallery (2006)
Opel Vectra Caravan OPC wallpapers gallery (2006)
Opel Meriva OPC wallpapers gallery (2006)
Opel Astra TwinTop wallpapers gallery (2006)
Opel Speedster Turbo wallpapers gallery (2003)
Opel Eco Speedster Concept wallpapers gallery (2002)