It’s a little known fact, but Opel started out a a brand making sewing machines back in 1862. The company founded by Adam Opel then got into making bicycles, then motorcycles and then automobiles. Opel was the biggest car maker in Germany up until World War One. This days Opel is not doing so good under GM’s watch. The Americans have tried a couple of times to get rid it, complaining that it’s not profitable. This year Opel is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a brand. This video is a tribute to their long history and includes some very nice footage of classic Opels with strong nostalgic flavor.