Here's a mystery part that has sat on the same shelf for a couple of decades waiting to be identified. It is a new old stock Bosch distributor cap for a 6 cylinder engine GM/Opel/Vauxhall engine. The Opel catalogue number is 1212138 and the part number is 2894694. The number 1235522060 is embossed on the distributor cap itself in raised lettering.

My guess is that it is a late Opel Commodore, Opel Monza or Vauxhall Royale item, but the chances are that if you have got this far you will know more about this Vauxhall or Opel distributor cap than I.

For sale - distributor cap for Opel 6 cylinder engine

I have been lucky to have only experienced a cracked distributor cap once in my driving career and it killed the car instantly. So it is always good to keep a spare cap handy in case of failure or to restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, with no further stock, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.

For sale - Opel Monza or Vauxhall Senator perhaps?

The asking price is just £10 which even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.


Updates:

24/12/16 - Now sold

It's unusual for me to have non-GM items in my collection, especially anything as weird as these early 70s Mini Clubman wing trim panels that I came across whilst clearing out my loft.

For sale - Mini Clubman "Woody" trim

To the best of my knowledge they were for the rare early 70s Mini Clubman "woody" estate model.
There was a metal section with the Fablon style faux wood finish, it had sun fading and flaking of the finish on the outer side and some light rust visible on the inner side. There were also two brightwork trim pieces which were in quite good condition, all bright and shiny with no dents, etc.

Mini Clubman trim - bright and shiny with no dents

Given the scarcity of such parts, I wanted these items to go to an enthusiast, rather than the scrap bin. I posted on a few Mini enthusiasts' FaceBook groups and found a buyer in under a week. This has proved to be a much easier process than finding new homes for classic Opel spares, hmm, I'm in the wrong business.

Mini clubman woody estate

On offer is a set of new old stock rear brake shoes, they are manufactured by CBS auto parts and marked up as Box 108. They are listed as suitable for; the Opel Manta A, Opel Ascona A, Opel Kadett B, Opel Rekord C, Opel Commodore A and even the Opel Olympia. Although not listed, I can see no reason why the Opel GT isn't included, as it used the same rear axle as the other cars shown above.

For sale - nos cbs brake shoes for Opel Manta and others

Here is a full list of potential applications as shown on the label:

Opel Kadett 1700  1967-71
Opel Kadett Rallye 1900S  1967-
Opel Olympia 1500, 1700, 1900 1967-
Opel Rekord 1500, 1700, 1900, 2200  1965-71
Opel Rekord Sprint  1964-69
Opel Ascona 1200, 16-19, S, SR  1971-
Opel Manta  1971-
Opel Commodore 2200, 2500, GS, GSE  1967-

For sale - a variety of Opel applications are listed

It is important to note that these parts have a folded section to mate with the handbrake cable and not the hook used on many of the later models. Do make sure that your vehicle has the correct hand brake cable to match, which I believe has ball ends.

Opel brake shoes - note the folded fitting

Unlike the modern equivalents these vintage items normally have a softer compound, which provides great stopping power and doesn't wear your brake drums out so rapidly. Avoid costly MOT failures and restore your vehicle to the way it was when it was new. These are now hard to find items, with just a handful of sets left in stock and I will not be replacing them, so don't hang about if this is what you need for your project.
The asking price is just £20 which even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first.

Send a message or leave a comment below if you have any questions.



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