1959 Opel P1 “World’s Greatest Gas Mileage Automobile”
1959 Opel P1 Experimental
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 (several of which accompany this car), 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 almost 40 YEARS.