Opel - Opel Admiral

The Opel Admiral was built from 1964, initially with a 2.6 litre six cylinder engine, but by the following year 1965 an improved 2.8 litre engine was fitted giving some 25% more power. This was the General Motors CIH design where the camshaft was in the cylinder head, below the valves and operating through very short push rods to rockers. The other option available was a Chevrolet 283 engine of 4.6 litres (as used in the Diplomat). For 1969 the Opel Admiral, now called Admiral B, and with a De Dion rear axle, had a new look with longer bodywork and more of an American styling look to it. Opel Admiral production went on to 1977.

Opel Admiral tyre size was originally 7.00x14 which is equivalent to the Blockley 205/70VR14 tyre. But tyre car lists in period also list the Opel Admiral with tyre size 185HR14 , which Blockley also produces in standars and whitewall types.

The Opel Admiral 2800 Luxus tyre size was 7.00x15 which is equivalent to radial tyre size 185R15. Blockley produces a great quality period correct steel belted 185HR14 tyre - see details below.

The Opel Diplomat (with V8 engine) tyre size was the same as the Admiral, so we recommend the 185HR14 tyre. If a wider version of his tyre is required, we also make a 205/70VR14 tyre -see full details of all these tyre sizes below:

Blockley Products for Opel Opel Admiral


Blockley Radial

£149.00 (£178.80 inc. VAT)

13/14 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

185HR14 White Wall

Blockley Radial

£160.00 (£192.00 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£129.00 (£154.80 inc. VAT)