Opel P1 - 376 MPG developed by Shell Oil
The subject of countless
interviews for television, radio, film and print, this is the world-famous and
world-renowned Opel Experimental prototype which holds the world record to date
for a gasoline-powered vehicle of its size and only mild modification from the
original stock pushrod engine. This 1959 Opel achieved over 376 miles per gallon
in Wood River, Illinois, in 1973.
Featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as well as many publications, it had been hidden from the public at the
Talladega Motor Museum where is laid to waste for decades. Still clad in its
original livery, it is functioning today and would make any collector, museum,
special-interest hobbyist or institution proud.
One of the most significant and milestone vehicles of all time, this
petroleum-driven vehicle has held the worlds’ record for more than 35 YEARS.