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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