Saw It on eBay: Vidmar Buick Opel Key Ring
Bidding is open on this 1970s item that advertised a
If you're old enough to remember when the now-defunct Vidmar Buick car dealership sold Opel cars -- or you know that Opel is a German-based car line no longer sold in this country -- this eBay item up for auction may be for you.
It's a key ring from 1970s advertising the old Joliet dealership, featuring "Joliet, Ill." and an area-code free phone number.
The auction starting price is $6.99, with $2.90 for shipping. Bidding ends Feb. 3.
Here's how the seller describes the item (mistakenly writing Oldsmobile instead Buick and misspelling Opel):
Up for your consderation one vintage key ring from Vidmar Oldsmobile and Opal Dealership in Joilet IL. This key ring is pictured on both sides so you know what you are getting shows some wear it was used nice touch for your classic Olds or Opal keys an original dealership key tag. You will be the envy of the car club with this little gem.
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(Opel cars, by the way, stopped being sold in the United States in 1975 but are still made and sold mostly in Europe. Buick retains a link to the company and some Buick models are based on Opel designs. For example, the Buick Regal is "rebadged" Opel Insignia.)