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