Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will enter his own Diplomat A V8 Coupé to the Bodensee Klassik event starting on May 7. The rare model is powered by a 5.4-liter V8 engine producing 230hp and is part of an exclusive series consisting of only 347 units produced by Karmann from 1964 onwards.
The vehicle identification number of Karl-Thomas Neumann’s 1967 coupé ends in 347, marking the fact that it’s the last of the exclusive vehicles ever produced. “I have always been fascinated by the combination of the timelessly elegant coupé body of the Diplomat and the legendary Chevrolet Small Block V8,” said Karl-Thomas Neumann.
“I have been the proud owner of this car for roughly six months now and I am delighted when I get the opportunity to take this icon for a spin,” he added.
The event will also include a further Diplomat A Coupé, as well as Admiral A and Kapitän A models with eight-cylinder power. Opel fans will also be able to admire a Diplomat B and a Kapitän B.
This year’s Bodensee Klassik event will see 180 classic cars take part in a tour taking them through Germany, Austria and Switzerland before reaching the finish in Bregenz on May 9.