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1938 Opel Kadett Normal Limousine [KJ-38]

1938 Opel Kadett [KJ-38] in Enemy at the Gates, Movie, 2001 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE

1938 Opel Kadett Normal Limousine [KJ-38]

Position 00:15:20 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


martin59 AR

2008-07-31 04:28


itīs a Moskvitch 400 (a copy of the Kadett), because the movie is in the USSR, donīt know which year.

fck PL

2008-07-31 09:05



Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-07-31 20:00


martin59 wrote itīs a Moskvitch 400 (a copy of the Kadett), because the movie is in the USSR, donīt know which year.

But Enemy at the Gates was filmed entirely in Germany.

DynaMike NL

2008-07-31 22:31


So probably this is a 'real' 1938+ Opel Kadett. (Also the 2-door version was more common as Opel than as Moskvitch, I guess).

Judge EE

2009-03-02 17:41


i think also it`s an Opel, because it seems to have 2-doors.
Opel Olympia gets my vote.

-- Last edit: 2009-03-02 17:41:40

BeanBandit FI

2009-03-02 19:44


DynaMike wrote So probably this is a 'real' 1938+ Opel Kadett. (Also the 2-door version was more common as Opel than as Moskvitch, I guess).

Sedan version of Moskvich were never made as 2 door version, only pick-up and van versions had only two side doors.

ingo DE

2011-02-26 14:46


It was indeed a 1938 Opel Kadett.
Randomly I've read something about it in the club-magazine of the Golf I Original Club. The new chairman (his car: http://img87.imageshack.us/i/2118m.jpg/ ) had owned it for several years in the 90ies. The restoration-try failed due the bad condition of the Kadett, so he sold it to the movie-company.

maxman CA

2012-03-07 23:04


Such a shame, both that it was destroyed in filming and that it was unrestroable.

ingo DE

2012-03-07 23:45


Well, all around the world the classic car scene is full with unrestorable wrecks, which often only survives, because their owners have a faible for classic cars. Other people would have brought them to the crusher a long time before.

Sandie SX

2012-03-07 23:47


CF: Link to "www.ebay.co.uk"

ingo DE

2012-03-07 23:56


Link to "www.ebay.de"

ingo DE

2012-03-08 00:36


Although it's late an I'm tired, some own made experiences are popping up know. Highlights as the incredible rotten K 70 on the countryside nearby Bremen. While we were standing there, never ever before and after I've heard "good substance" so often like there. "Yes, there's some rust, but good substance", "Sure, the engine and all oily bits are rusted to one block, but the substance is good" etc.pp - It was a 99%-rotting - the 1971' only V2A-trim in the dashboard was the only usable part.

Or the mayametallic 1973-K 70 in Cork/Ireland, my friend John from Dublin an me have checked at Easter 2000. "Good condition" was written in the advertise-magazine. I had a misgiving, when John asked the seller at the phone "Can we make a test drive?" and he replied "No, the cylinderhead is remounted". Though our expectations were very low, it came even worse. It was an absolute wreck (@rjluna2: but with the Japanese sealed beam headlights ;) ), with a a bit good will the right mirror would have been usable. And the owner's sentence "It was running until a half year ago and was placed in a garage except the last weeks" was a pure lie.
The owner was a compulsive hoarder (in German called "Messie"), house, garden and car were filled with junk. Over the junk-hill in the garden (ca 2m high and 4 m wide) was grown grass... The car was cluttered up with old newspapers and clothes up to the windows:

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Just one pic. There are more, also from the rubbish-hill in the garden.

On the way my friend said "If I would have travelled across half Ireland only for this "good condition"-car and would have seen this wreck, I would be very very pissed. But now we could use this tour for a sightseeing-trip for you, so it's fine". I agreed. A nice trip across a country, I haven't been before, with a fellow, whose second job was being a tour-guide in Dublin, plus K 70 :)

This was annother Irish K 70, which needed minor work:

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A hellasmetalic 1974 LS, spotted on a classic car junkyard in Stewardstown/Northern Ireland. A location, worth an own visit. At the time, the place was filled with cars the owner made new space for the upcoming: he took a bulldozer, wiped the cars out, then he ordered some truck-loads with gravel, pitched that over the flat wrecks and -hooray- empty space was back again.
So at the sides of the gravel you could see some left overs, all pre-war and early 50ies cars.

-- Last edit: 2013-03-03 16:01:30

maxman CA

2013-07-03 05:45



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