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Ranger A. 1968–73 (prod. n/a). 2- and 4-door saloon, 5-door estate, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1897 cm³ (I4 CIH), 2125, 2507 cm³ (I4 OHV), 2490, 2784 cm³ (I6 CIH). Effectively two different cars, though both based on the Opel Rekord C. Belgian-built Rangers were facsimiles of the Opel originals, created to overcome tariffs there, while South African models were an attempt to create a unique car for that country, with components from the GM parts’ bin. Belgian models had Opel CIH engines, while South African models had Vauxhall Victor front suspension, 2·1- or 2·5-litre Chevrolet engines, optional Holden automatic transmission. Opel Rekord D-based Chevrolet 2500 took over in South Africa after GMSA made the decision to use one brand for all its vehicles there.

Manufacturing locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Antwerp, Belgium; Biel, Switzerland

Marque: Ranger | Successors: Ranger B, Chevrolet 2500

q.v. Chevrolet Opala

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