Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 1.6L

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An outstanding Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 1.6L with 13,168 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety crumple zones, rigid passenger safety cell, silver coloured front grille, dark grey bodyside protection mouldings, locking fuel cap, halogen headlamps, deadlock central locking, tilt/slide sunroof, remote control mirrors, tailgate wash/wipe, quartz clock, cigar lighter, centre console with cassette storage, illuminated glove locker, vanity mirror, height adjustable seatbelts, split-folding rear seat, Philips DC670 stereo radio cassette, six speaker system.

EXTERIOR
This wonderfully nostalgic Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3, a once common sight on UK roads and instantly familiar to many, is now seldom seen and this example is a rare survivor with such excellent low mileage low owner credentials!  Finished in optional Burgundy metallic, (Code 73L), the paintwork boasts a vibrant shine and uniform finish with only tiny markings visible and one small ding on the bonnet.  All factory panels are damage free and the superb underside is free from anything other than factory applied Waxoyl to allow easy structural inspection.  The GM Carello headlights, badges and trim sections are virtually as new and supplying Vauxhall dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain.  The condition of this unmolested Cavalier is entirely commensurate with the remarkably low 13,168 miles covered.

INTERIOR
A very clean, light airy and spacious Vauxhall interior is sure to delight fans of the Griffin badged cars!  The original Epsom Cloth trim in Grey, (Code 821), remains unworn with absolutely no damage whatsoever.  The matching colour keyed door cards and headlining are pristine, and the fleece carpets are beautifully preserved.  All functions and controls operate perfectly and the dashboard and associated switchgear are as new.  Prominent natural veins to the steering wheel are an obvious trait of such a low mileage example and the instrumentation is clear and legible.  The immaculate boot floor has the factory insulating panels and the original polystyrene moulding holds the jack and wheel brace.  The factory fitted Philips DC670 stereo radio cassette remains fitted.  A comfortable modern classic and just as it left the Vauxhall showroom in 1990!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Cavalier L features the 1598cc OHC four cylinder engine with Pieburg 2E3 twin barrel carburettor and automatic choke developing 82bhp at 5200rpm and 93lb/ft of torque at 3800rpm.  This example having covered just 13,168 miles drives perfectly and the quiet engine is a delight.  The engine bay is clean, unaltered and displays factory panel stampings, plates and stickers.  The 5-speed manual gearbox is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 5½ J x 13 steel wheels are covered in pristine hubcaps without a single graze! Purists will be delighted that the factory fitted Michelin MX 165 R13 tyres are still fitted and have ample tread.  Due to the age, if regular use is intended it would be advisable that these tyres are changed for safety reasons and carefully stored for preservation of originality.  The spare is unused and still has the chalk marks in the tread.  Diagonally split dual circuit brakes with direct-action servo assistance feature 9.3in front discs and 7.9in rear drums to bring the car an assured halt and have recently been overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by Vauxhall Main Dealers Thompsons of Hull on the 5th April 1990, this exceptional example has covered just 13,168 miles with the same owner from new!  Mr Raymond White used the vehicle for local grocery shopping until 2003 when unfortunately he had to hang up his driving gloves due to advancing years.  The documentation reveals Mr White opted to pay extra for the 100 PLUS Paint Sealant which claims to protect the paint surface from environmental influences such as UV radiation, acid rain, road salt and dirt and helps explain why after a number of years of storage the car now gleams like new!

All handbooks, service books, leaflets, old tax discs remain with the car.

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Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1600GLS Sports Hatch

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A Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1600GLS Sports Hatch with one owner and just 47,848 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Front air spoiler, bright sill mouldings, wheel-arch bright mouldings, opening rear quarter windows, halogen headlamps, opening rear hatch, fold down rear seats, hinged parcel shelf, Sports Hatch door pillar badge, Continental front arm rests, wood veneer door inserts, 4-spoke sports steering wheel, quartz-activated clock, full sports ‘six pod’ instrumentation to include; large speedometer and rev counter, oil pressure gauge, voltmeter, water temperature gauge and fuel gauge. Dealer options; Mud flaps, front driving lamps, additional rear fog light, Phillips 880 push button stereo cassette.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory optional Sapphire Blue Metallic, (Code L218), the original paintwork is beautifully preserved. Minor blemishes, truly insignificant, are entirely forgiven on this unrestored example and do not detract from the simply amazing condition this Cavalier is in. Worthy of mention is a small area of microscopic paint lift to the top nearside front wing, a few carefully touched in stone chips and a scratch to the lower front air spoiler. Factory panels remain fitted and panel stampings are clearly visible in the engine bay and boot area. All trim sections, rubbers, badges, lights and GM Securit glass are virtually as new, with number plate etchings to all glass and even every light lens! The original steel number plates with raised digits are fitted. Truly a rare find and a must see to fully appreciate this outstanding unrestored Cavalier.

INTERIOR
A functional and retro Vauxhall interior is certain to amaze fans of the Griffin badged cars. The original ribbed velour interior trim in Blue, (Code NN375), is in excellent order with only a neat seam repair to the driver’s seat base. The coverings to the matching door cards show no shrinkage and the wood veneer inserts are as new. The matching blue dashboard and switchgear are perfect and all functions operate flawlessly including the Phillips 880 push button stereo cassette. The headlining is fully intact. All gauges in the ‘six pod’ dash exclusive to the GLS Coupe and Sports Hatch models show healthy readouts. A wonderfully preserved classic Vauxhall interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This 1600GLS model features the sturdy 1584cc OHC four-cylinder engine developing 75bhp at 5000rpm and 81lb/ft of torque at 3800rpm. The automatic choke set up remains fitted and operates perfectly, as does the engine which is quiet and easily capable of keeping up with modern traffic. A full service has just been carried out. The engine bay is beautifully clean, unaltered and displays factory plates, stickers and GM pan filter housing. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox feels light and precise, just as you would expect from a low mileage example.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted Sports Road wheels still have the original bright wheel trim rings and Griffin badged centre caps. Only faint markings be seen to the rings and the manufacture stampings to the rims are visible. Quality branded Radial 185/70 SR13 tyres remain fitted with ample tread. The spare wheel, jack and wheel brace are stored below the original plywood boot floor cover which still has the usually perished factory foam underneath. Dual circuit brakes with servo assistance feature 9.7in front discs and 9.1in rear drums to bring the car to a steady and assured halt having just benefitted from a full overhaul including refurbished callipers.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by Vauxhall Motors of Luton on 11th July 1979 through the employee discount scheme, this 1600GLS Sports Hatch was subsequently transferred into private ownership with Mr Harry Richards, with whom it has remained ever since! Having covered just 47,848 miles under Mr Richards devoted ownership, this pride and joy example has been preserved impeccably. The original plastic Vauxhall wallet contains the handbooks, warranty card and manufacturer literature. There are MOT certificates dating back to 1985 and documentation such as the original blue V5 have been kept. Two original Vauxhall keys fit all locks and ignition and both petrol caps keys are present. After a period of dry storage, a full recommission process has been undertaken to ensure this cavalier is ready for maximum enjoyment and hassle free classic motoring. A very rare find in this condition and provenance and a real credit to Mr Richards, look no further for one of the best remaining Mk1 Cavalier Sport Hatch’s in existence.

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Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 1.8GL

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An amazing Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 1.8GL with one owner for 26 years.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety crumple zones, rigid passenger safety cell, silver coloured front grille, dark grey bodyside protection mouldings, black rear number plate panel, colour coded bumpers, locking fuel cap, halogen headlamps, power assisted steering (PAS), electric front windows, central locking, tilt/slide sunroof, electric heated mirrors, quartz clock, cigar lighter, centre console with cassette storage, illuminated glove locker, vanity mirror, underbonnet lamp, front and rear headrests.

EXTERIOR
This wonderfully nostalgic Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3, a once common sight on UK roads and instantly familiar to many, is now seldom seen and this example remains in beautiful original condition having been cherished by the same keeper from new to 2017!  Finished in factory original Glacier White, (Code 10L), the paintwork boasts a bright pure white shine with only tiny markings visible.  All factory panels are damage and ding free and the superb underside is free from excess applied underseal to allow easy structural inspection.  The Vauxhall Security registration etched glass, GM Carello headlights, badges and trim sections are virtually as new and supplying Vauxhall dealer number plates and rear sticker remain fitted.  The condition of this unmolested and cherished Cavalier is entirely commensurate with the remarkably low 36,355 miles covered.

INTERIOR
A spotlessly clean, functional and period Vauxhall interior is sure to delight fans of the Griffin badged cars!  The original Matlock Velour trim, (Code 81I), remains unworn with absolutely no damage whatsoever.  The matching colour keyed door cards and headlining are pristine, and the fleece carpets are beautifully preserved.  All functions and controls operate perfectly and the dashboard and associated switchgear are as new.  Prominent natural veins to the steering wheel are an obvious trait of such a low mileage example.  The immaculate boot floor has the factory insulating panels and the original polystyrene moulding holds the jack and wheel brace.  The factory fitted Philips Type 670 radio cassette remains fitted and operational.  A comfortable modern classic and just as it left the Vauxhall showroom in 1991.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Cavalier GL features the 1796cc OHC four cylinder engine with automatic choke developing 90bhp at 5400rpm and 148Nm of torque at 2800rpm.  This example having covered just 36,355 miles drives perfectly and the quiet engine is a delight.  The engine bay is very clean, unaltered and displays original panel stampings, plates and stickers and factory protective wax.  The five speed manual transmission is tight and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14in wheels wear the correct GL specification hubcaps which are in remarkable condition with only tiny scratches visible.  The factory fitted Dunlop SP Sport D8M2 195/60 R14 tyres remain fitted to all wheels including the spare.  Diagonally split dual circuit brakes with direct-action servo assistance feature 9.3in front discs and 7.9in rear drums to bring the car to a steady and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by Vauxhall Main Dealers Quest Motors of Braintree on the 25th January 1991, this exceptional example has covered just 36,355 miles with one former keeper.  Mr John Hand bought the car brand new and owned it for an incredible 26 Years.  Upon his passing in July 2017 ownership transferred to his son Paul Hand, who has reluctantly decided to part with his father’s car owing to imminent emigration to Canada.  Recent maintenance work includes an oil service, brake service and the original GM rear silencer has just been replaced with a brand new standard stock item.

Both original Vauxhall book packs contains handbooks, radio guide and dealership point of sale literature.  This beautifully preserved and unmolested Cavalier is a credit to its long term custodian and offers capable, practical and comfortable retro motoring, a guaranteed hit at shows.

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Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1900GLS Coupe

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Probably the best Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1900GLS Coupe with just 17,115 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Front air spoiler, bright sill moulding, extra bright mouldings, wheel-arch bright mouldings, opening rear quarter windows, halogen headlamps, interior roll bar, Continental front arm rests, wood veneer door inserts, 4-spoke sports steering wheel, quartz-activated clock, full sports ‘six pod’ instrumentation to include; large speedometer and rev counter, oil pressure gauge, voltmeter, water temperature gauge and fuel gauge. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer options; Mud flaps, Phillips push button stereo cassette.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory optional Sapphire Blue Metallic, (Code L218), the original paintwork is beautifully preserved. Minor blemishes, truly insignificant, are entirely forgiven on this factory fresh unrestored example and do not detract from the simply amazing condition this Cavalier is in. Factory panels remain fitted and panel stampings are clearly visible in the boot area and engine bay. All trim sections, rubbers, badges, lights and GM Securit glass are virtually as new. The original number plates are fitted, as is the supplying dealer sticker in the rear screen. The conscientious owner paid extra to have rust protection when new which remains in isolated areas. Truly a one off and a must see to fully appreciate this outstanding unrestored Cavalier.

INTERIOR
A spotlessly clean, functional and retro Vauxhall interior is certain to amaze fans of the Griffin badged cars. The original ribbed velour interior trim in Blue, (Code NN371), is preserved in as new condition, commensurate with the exceptionally low mileage. Devoted Father and Son ownership is clear to see with all trim pieces, carpets and door cards in pristine order. Light scratches can be seen to the inner door catch bezels. The matching blue dashboard and switchgear are perfect and all functions operate flawlessly including the Phillips push button stereo cassette. The headlining is fully intact. All gauges in the ‘six pod’ dash exclusive to the GLS Coupe and Sportshatch models show healthy readouts. A real time warp interior, worthy of any museum exhibit.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This top of the range 1900GLS model features the punchy 1897cc OHC four cylinder engine developing 90bhp at 4800rpm and 105lb/ft of torque at 3800rpm. The engine bay is beautifully clean, unaltered and displays factory stickers. Panel stampings are clearly visible on the inner wings and slam panel, and protective wax is evident having clearly served its purpose. The four speed all syncromesh gearbox feels light, precise and tight, just as you would expect from a 17,115 mile example.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted Sports Road wheels still have the original bright wheel trim rings and Griffin badged centre caps. These unrestored rims have only faint markings and the manufacture stampings are clearly defined, a feature lost upon even light refurbishment. Incredibly the factory Goodyear Radial 185/70 SR13 tyres remain fitted and whilst in good visual order with ample tread, renewal prior to regular use would be a wise safety precaution. The pristine boot area houses the matching spare with vinyl cover along with the jack and wheel brace. Dual circuit brakes with servo assistance feature 9.7in front discs and 9.1in rear drums to bring the car to a steady and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
KGF Classic Cars are proud and privileged to present the holy grail of the Mk1 Vauxhall Cavalier. This outstanding and range topping 1900GLS Coupe has remained in the ownership of Father and Son from new and has covered an incredible and genuine 17,115 miles! Registered new by Vauxhall Main Dealers Forsyth & Ferrier Ltd of Stamford on the 1st February 1978 to first keeper, Mr Graham Rudd, who kept the car for over 38 years! Upon his passing, ownership passed to his son, Michael Rudd, with whom it has remained since. Mr Rudd Senior was a fastidious character who cherished the car. Hand written notes by him reveal the regularity of service work and how even Vauxhall Main Dealer servicing didn’t meet his standards! He even purchased a cheap van for the work commute in order to keep the Cavalier for Sunday best! A Forsyth & Ferrier Ltd new car sales invoice confirms the price paid of £4,964.13 with Mr Rudd’s 1976 Cavalier in part exchange. The original GM ‘Service Your Vauxhall’ wallet contains the handbook and service record along with dealership supplied literature. A large folder contains neatly filed invoices and receipts as well as a collection of previous MOT certificates dating back to the first in 1981! Previous tax discs are mounted in the file and there is a receipt from Peterborough Kwik-fit in 1984 for a stainless steel exhaust system. A very rare find in this condition and provenance, stop here for one of the best remaining Mk1 Cavaliers in existence.

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Vauxhall Tigra Chequers

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A Special Edition Vauxhall Tigra Chequers with one owner and 10,728 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body-colour bumpers sill extensions and door mirrors, impact door bars, reinforced passenger safety cell, deformation zones, green tinted glass, air conditioning, height adjustable sports seats, multi-function display incorporating air temperature with ice warning, rev counter, folding rear seats, power steering, drivers airbag, central locking, electric windows,  CAR 300 stereo radio/cassette.

EXTERIOR
The Chequers Special Edition was only available in two colours, this being in factory original Star Silver, (Code 82L), which boasts an amazing shine thanks to careful one owner garaged storage.  All the body coloured bumpers and panels are free from damage and only tiny marks on the door mirrors and sill extensions exist, barely worthy of a mention.  The heat resisting sundym glass is perfect and the original rectangular sports exhaust remains fitted.  All door shuts and wheel arch apertures remain clean and preserved.  Supplying Vauxhall Main Dealer number plates are still fitted front and rear which along with the rest of the car, remains unspoilt and factory fresh owing to the 10,728 miles covered.

INTERIOR
Reclining sports style front seats upholstered in Chequers cloth are unmarked and exactly as Vauxhall made in 1999!  No wear or damage and a real perfectionists delight, even the Tigra seat tags remain attached.  All controls, switches and dials function including the multi-function LCD display incorporating digital clock, outside air temperature, date and audio information.  The correct Blaupunkt CAR 300 stereo remains in situ.  The boot area is spotlessly clean and lifting the boot carpet continues the showroom fresh experience.  Amazing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.4 16v ECOTEC-4 petrol engine produces 89bhp and returns an impressive combined mpg of 38.2.  Performance is quoted at 118mph and 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds allowing for fun spirited driving.  Despite the incredibly low 10,728 low mileage covered, full Main Dealer servicing has been carried out.  The engine bay is fabulously clean with all stickers, plates and yellow plastics vibrant.  The 5-speed close ratio manual gearbox is solid and precise with a light clutch action.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
6J x 15 five-spoke F-line alloy wheels are unmarked and shod in 185/55 R15 rubber with ample tread.  The rears are the factory fitted from new Michelin Energy variety and if regular use is intended a change is advisable.  The spare remains pristine and unused.  Two separate diagonally split brake circuits with servo assistance and discs up front bring the car to a rapid safe stop.

HISTORY FILE
Truly unique with being registered to one keeper on the 29th June 1999, Miss Angela Marchant.  Supplied by Vauxhall Main Dealers, Lance Owen Ltd Kingston upon Thames, this car returned to them an incredible 12 times for servicing despite having covered just 10,728 miles from new!  All handbooks, spare keys and the Vauxhall Car Pass card are present along with a fully stamped service book.  The grey leather A5 Vauxhall folder contains all the documentation.  A unique opportunity for the forward thinking and discerning everyday modern classic car buyer.

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Vauxhall Cavalier MK2 L 1600S

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An award winning Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 L 1600S with just 25,619 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety crumple zones, rigid passenger safety cell, deep front air spoiler, burst-proof locks, bodyside protection mouldings, locking fuel cap, halogen headlamps, remote control mirrors, air-blend heater with 3-speed fan, heated rear window, quartz clock, cigar lighter, centre console, illuminated glove locker, vanity mirror.  Dealer options; Front grill integrating Hella driving lamps, chrome wheel embellishers, mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
This delightfully nostalgic Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2, a once common sight on UK roads and finished in factory original China Blue, (Code 17L), boasts a deep polished shine and uniform finish.  All factory panels are damage free with straight shut lines, and the underside free from excess underseal allows easy structural inspection.  The registration etched glass, lights, badges and trim sections are in fantastic order including the incredibly rare and desirable front grill with integrated Hella driving lamps.  This totally unmolested example even retains supplying dealer branded plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder!  Hugely sentimental to many individuals who owned examples in the 1980’s, this age defying example truly deserves to be described as a timewarp.

INTERIOR
A clean, functional and period Vauxhall interior is sure to delight fans of the Griffin badged cars!  The original Donegal Tweed trim in Grey-Black colour scheme is spotlessly clean and in excellent order.  The matching colour scheme door cards and headlining are pristine, and the carpets are beautifully preserved having been protected from new by tailored Vauxhall floor mats.  All functions and controls operate and the dashboard and associated switchgear are perfect.  Prominent natural veins to the steering wheel and gear knob are an obvious trait of such a low mileage example.  The immaculate boot floor has the factory insulating panels and the original polystyrene moulding holds the jack and wheel brace.  A very comfortable Vauxhall interior reminiscent of a simpler motoring era.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Cavalier L features the 1600S OHC four cylinder engine with Varajet II carburettor and automatic choke developing 90bhp at 5800rpm and 93lb/ft of torque at 3800rpm.  This well maintained and unmolested example having covered just 25,619 miles drives perfectly and the quiet yet lively engine is a delight.  The engine bay is clean, unaltered and displays factory plates and stickers as well as quality Bosch service items.  The four speed all syncromesh gearbox feels light, precise and tight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five factory original 5J wheels are in amazing preserved condition and remain fitted with the near irreplaceable correct L specification hubcaps.  Incredibly, even the original Michelin XZX 165 SR13 tyres remain fitted to all five wheels, and whilst showing plenty of tread renewal due to age would be a wise safety precaution.  Diagonally split dual circuit brakes with servo assistance feature 9.3in front discs and 7.9in rear drums to bring the car to a steady and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by Vauxhall Main Dealers Gold Star Garage of Cannock on the 4th August 1983, this exceptional example has covered just 25,619 miles with four traceable owners.  First keeper, Mr Frederick Edwards, owned the car until 1998 at which point only 1,800 miles had been covered!  Mr Edwards’ son Warren Edwards took ownership and put the car into semi-regular use before selling it to Mr Powell in 2009.  Letters from Mr Edwards regaling the story of his father’s car are in the history file.  The previous keeper Mr Keith Richardson, an avid classic Vauxhall enthusiast and member of the Cavalier and Chevette Club has owned the car since September 2012.  Throughout this time the car has won various club awards including Best Mk2 in Show and winner at Billing 2013.  The car even featured in the BBC show, James May’s Cars of the People, with film shoot photographs in the history file.

The neat chronological history folder is simply colossal and includes the original purchase invoice made out to Mr Edwards for the sum of £5,400.  A huge collection of receipts, invoices and MOT certificates date back throughout the cars lifetime to fully verify the mileage and evidence devoted upkeep.  There have been three documented cambelt changes.  The original Vauxhall plastic A5 wallet contains all book packs, guides and dealership literature and a new car sales brochure is included.  This beautifully preserved and unmolested Cavalier is a credit to its former keepers and offers capable, practical and comfortable retro motoring, a guaranteed hit at shows.

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Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 1.6L

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A wonderfully preserved Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 1.6L Auto with just 19,779 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety crumple zones, rigid passenger safety cell, silver coloured front grille, dark grey bodyside protection mouldings, locking fuel cap, halogen headlamps, power assisted steering (PAS), electric front windows, central locking, tilt/slide sunroof, remote control mirrors, quartz clock, cigar lighter, centre console with cassette storage, illuminated glove locker, vanity mirror, underbonnet lamp, .  Factory options; 4-speed automatic transmission, two-coat pearlescent paint.

EXTERIOR
This wonderfully nostalgic Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3, a once common sight on UK roads and instantly familiar to many, is now seldom seen and this example has been preserved impeccably.  Finished in factory original and optional Lagoon Blue Pearlescent, (Code 26L), the paintwork boasts a vibrant polished shine and uniform finish with only tiny markings visible.  All factory panels are damage free and the superb underside is free from anything other than factory applied Waxoyl to allow easy structural inspection.  The registration etched glass, GM Carello headlights, badges and trim sections are virtually as new and supplying Vauxhall dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain.  The condition of this unmolested and cherished Cavalier is entirely commensurate with the remarkably low 19,779 miles covered.

INTERIOR
A clean, functional and period Vauxhall interior is sure to delight fans of the Griffin badged cars!  The original Epsom Cloth trim in Grey, (Code 821), remains unworn with absolutely no damage whatsoever.  The matching colour keyed door cards and headlining are pristine, and the fleece carpets are beautifully preserved.  All functions and controls operate perfectly and the dashboard and associated switchgear are as new.  Prominent natural veins to the steering wheel are an obvious trait of such a low mileage example.  The immaculate boot floor has the factory insulating panels and the original polystyrene moulding holds the jack and wheel brace.  The factory fitted Grundig SC303 radio cassette remains fitted and even has the usually lost small leather pouch for the detachable code display panel!  A comfortable modern classic and just as it left the Vauxhall showroom in 1992.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Cavalier L features the 1598cc OHC four cylinder engine with Pieburg 2E3 twin barrel carburettor and automatic choke developing 82bhp at 5200rpm and 93lb/ft of torque at 3800rpm.  This example having covered just 19,779 miles drives perfectly and the quiet engine is a delight.  The engine bay is clean, unaltered and displays factory panel stampings, plates and stickers as well as genuine GM service items.  The factory optional four speed automatic transmission with both sport and winter modes operates flawlessly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 5½ J x 13 wheels are shod in brand new correct 1.6L specification hubcaps which were removed from new for preservation purposes by the original owner whilst a second set remained on the car!  The 165 SR 13 tyres have good tread remaining and the original Michelin MX tyre remains fitted and unused to the spare wheel.  Diagonally split dual circuit brakes with direct-action servo assistance feature 9.3in front discs and 7.9in rear drums to bring the car to a steady and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by Vauxhall Main Dealers WASS of Leeds on the 1st August 1992, this exceptional example has covered just 19,779 miles within the same family from new.  First keeper, Mr Alderson, bought the car new and upon his passing in 1994 ownership transferred to his wife Muriel Alderson.  Unable to part with her husband’s car, it was put into long term dry storage until being gifted in 2014 to her nephew, Mr Geoffrey Peacock.  After recommissioning the car, Mr Peacock used it for dry weather outings, shows and occasional commuting.  The devotion and enthusiasm shown to the car is clear to see and this cherished example truly deserves the accolade time warp.  Recent maintenance work includes an oil service, brake overhaul and the original GM rear silencer has just been replaced with a brand new standard stock item.

The original handbook and a collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices are in the history folder, and two sets of keys including the main torch key with dealer fob are included.  This beautifully preserved and unmolested Cavalier is a credit to its former keepers and offers capable, practical and comfortable retro motoring, a guaranteed hit at shows.

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Vauxhall Viva HB Super Luxury

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A delightful Vauxhall Viva HB Super Luxury with just 11,869 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Triple-Nickel chrome bumpers, chrome window trim, opening ventipanes, front door courtesy switches, dash-top ashtray, rear ashtrays, aluminium kick plates, deep-cowled safety padded facia, full-width parcel shelf, adjustable face-level ventilation, heater with two speed fan, screen wash, headlamp flasher, oil pressure warning light.  Super Luxury additional equipment; Super Luxury badges, distinctly different grille, coachline, additional brightwork, wheel embellishers, extensive sound insulation, Pleated Ambla Upholstery, wood-grained fascia inlays, temperature gauge, lockable glovebox.  Factory options; Borg-Warner Model 35 automatic transmission.  Dealer fitted options; Chrome door mirrors, locking fuel cap, underseal.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful top of the range Super Luxury model Viva HB is finished in the original colour of Grecian White, (Code 1WH).  The paint finish is superb with only minor blemishes visible to the close scrutineer.  All factory panels are straight and free from damage and signs of repair, a result of the very low mileage and dry storage.  Trim sections including the optional door mirrors and SL badging to the wings and boot lid are fully intact.  The chrome bumpers and trim are bright with only faint pitting visible, and the rubbers to the front and rear screens show signs of age.  Further Super Luxury features such as the distinctly different grille and single coachline have been retained exactly as Vauxhall intended.  Original black and white pressed steel plates remain fitted along with a Vauxhall Viva Owners Club sticker.  A rare surviving and unmolested example, presented in beautiful condition.

INTERIOR
The factory original interior in this top of the range for luxury example is 100% original and just as it left the assembly line at Ellesmere Port.  Unique to the Super Luxury model, the Pleated Ambla upholstery in Casino Red, (Code 1R2), adorns the special moulded front and rear seats.  The fabric is in excellent condition and serves as a true reflection of the genuine low mileage.  Only a tiny repair to the driver’s seat back is visible to an otherwise flawless trim.  The matching full door cards are perfect, and the deep-cowled fascia and original switchgear are virtually as new with only slight aging to the chrome instrument binnacle bezel.  The headlining is fully intact and the Casino Red carpeting shows only very minor wear.  A beautifully preserved classic Vauxhall Viva interior, worthy of the term ‘timewarp’.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A 4 cylinder 1159cc engine producing 56.2bhp at 5400rpm hums along perfectly having covered such few miles.  A very clean engine bay displays wonderful originality in the form of the original Vauxhall lubrication and period Castrol stickers as well as the Vauxhall Motors British Standard build plate.  The factory optional Borg-Warner Model 35 automatic transmission with Lock Up function for low range operates exactly as it should to offer relaxed driving.  Marvellous.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pressed steel wheels fitted with tri-nickel chrome plated steel hubcaps and Super Luxury embellishers show only tiny markings.  Matching branded 155/80 R12 tyres have masses of tread remaining.  Hydraulic 8 inch drum brakes all round with two leading shoes at the front offer adequate stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Vauxhall agents, Skurray’s Ltd of Swindon, this rare-surviving pre-facelift example was first registered on the 1st December 1967.  A new car order form and order confirmation letter in the history file is made out to first owner to Mrs M Knapp, and the price new was £814, 6S and 12D including £83, 11S and 8D for the optional automatic gearbox!  Incredibly, even the original factory build sheet has been kept confirming the vehicle identification, body type, model, options and colour trim and codes!  The huge and simply amazing history file even includes the original service booklet in the nearside inner footwell holder and dealer supplied Skurray’s tax disc holder as well as insurance certificates from when the car was brand new in 1967.  In 1987 the car was put into dry storage having covered just 10,744 miles where it stayed for 22 years.  In 2009 the car was discovered where it’s amazing originality and preserved state were quickly realised.  Recommissioning work along with sympathetic paintwork rectification was carried out, all documented in the comprehensive history file.  Furthermore, there is a huge collection of invoices, MOT’s certificates and even a maintenance log kept by previous owners.  All handbooks, guides and even original sales brochures have been kept.

In May 2017 the car was auctioned by Historics at Brooklands where it sold for £4,928 including fees to a Mr Nigel Shepherd, an avid classic car enthusiast.  Mr Shepherd, an existing customer of KGF Classic Cars, immediately spent a further £1,063.48 on a full tune-up and fuel system overhaul with supporting invoice in the history file.  The decision to part with the Viva occurred only when KGF Classic Cars listed a low mileage MGTF, a car Mr Shepherd had been searching for some time.  The next lucky custodian will certainly benefit and become the proud owner of one of the best HB Viva’s in existence.

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