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Short-lived brand created by GM for the Belgian and South African markets, marketing vehicles resembling the Opel Rekord C and, in the former two markets, the D. The first Rangers were sold in 1968 in South Africa, where they were an odd amalgam of Opel, Vauxhall, Chevrolet and Holden parts, and the exercise lasted in to 1973, when GM made the decision to use the Chevrolet marque exclusively. The European Rangers were made from 1970 to 1976, and had a model change in 1972, reflecting the changeover in the Opel range from Rekord C to Rekord D. With the disappearance of tariffs within the EEC, there was no need to maintain a separate marque for Belgium, and the cars there ended production in 1976, replaced by the Opel Rekord E1.






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