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An Incredible HC Vauxhall Viva De Luxe Estate with Just One Owner from New and 39,941 Miles - SOLD!
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An incredible HC Vauxhall Viva de Luxe Estate with just one owner from new
and 39,941 miles.
Chrome bumpers, chrome hubcaps, comfort contoured seating, twin visors,
front door courtesy switches, interior courtesy lighting, luggage deck
light, luggage deck aluminium rubbing strips, deep-cowled safety padded
facia, glove box, dashboard ashtray, rear ashtrays, durable rubber kick
plates, adjustable face-level ventilation, heater with two speed fan,
screen wash, headlamp flasher, oil pressure warning light. Factory fitted
options; deep pile carpeting. Aftermarket accessory; period Sharp radio
This wonderfully preserved example still retains its original colour of
Monaco White (code 7WH). The Vauxhall Magic Mirror Paint finish is
remarkably fresh and boasts a pure shine throughout. There are minor areas
where the paint has been touched in by the only owner at a novice level,
and there is evidence of minor paint lift to the lower sections of the rear
wheel arches. The original body panels with uniform gaps are straight and
free from corrosion, although there is a small shallow dent in the offside
front wing approximately two inches long. All factory fit glass, lights
and trim are intact and in excellent order, including even the gold side
pin stripes. The chrome bumpers have a beautiful mirror shine. Absolutely
original and wonderfully unspoilt.
The upholstery in this unrestored Viva is finished in Oynx Vynide, (Code
1X3) with matching door cards and deep pile carpets. The seats, door cards
and headlining are truly immaculate and a credit to the only owners
incredible care for his beloved car. All the interior controls and gauges
incorporated in the perfect dashboard function correctly. The Viva de Luxe
standard specification included rubber floor coverings, however the owner
specified upgrade carpeting from new, which has remained wonderfully free
from wear and sun damage. The carpet has become loose fitting in some
inconspicuous areas. The cavernous luggage area portrays very light usage
and the protective aluminium non-tarnish rubbing strips are like new. A
truly factory fresh interior, simply marvellous and true to the
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The HC Viva Estate model featured as standard a 1256cc engine based on the
well proven 1159cc four cylinder unit used in previous models. The power
output is 53bhp with a top speed of 84mph. The engine fires up instantly
at the turn of the key and is delightfully quiet yet eager. Progress is
adequately swift and the 4-speed all-synchro gearbox offers neat, stubby
shifts that work like a switch.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original pressed steel wheels have tri-nickel chrome plated steel
hubcaps in fantastic condition and are shod in 155/80 R13 tyres with
excellent tread all round. Hydraulic 8 inch drum brakes with tandem master
cylinder and two leading shoes at the front offer assured stopping power
with a progressive feel.
The history of this wonderful example is a story in itself, and gives an
insight as to just how the car has remained in such incredible condition.
Registered new on 5th February 1973, this vehicle has only ever had one
devoted owner, Mr Eric Gull. Even more remarkable is the fact that the car
has been kept at the same address in central London for its entire life,
and stored in an underground car park beneath a large high rise housing
complex. This must surely explain how the interior has remained so utterly
free from sun damage, and how the structure of the car is so well
preserved. Mr Gull recently took the difficult decision to part with his
pride and joy due to his advancing years bringing his driving career to an
end. KGF Classic Cars were thoroughly privileged and humbled upon meeting
Mr Gull, and are proud to offer this astonishing vehicle to a lucky new
owner. A great car with a brilliant history.
HPI Clear, Tax exempt, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return)
program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and
facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal
hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then
please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like
to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we
can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection
arranged soon after.
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Vauxhall Viva cold start
Looking through an old hard drive I found this old video of my 1976 Viva E.
Takes me back! Guess I never got around to posting it....
Its running terribly in the video as the distributor had worn its centre
bearing and was causing all sorts of ignition issues. I replaced that,
sorted out the timing so it didn't overheat and enjoyed it for a while.
The horrendous tapping noise wasn't valve clearances (they were set many
times, by many different folks who all swore blind they could shut it up).
Never found the cause as I swapped in a rebuilt good lump which gave the
car new life! Previous engine must of been down 20bhp! This car is now
awaiting a restoration in my yard while I do other projects.
Miss the old girl though.
2015 New Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva
GM's European arms Opel and Vauxhall have released the first photos of
their otherwise identical Karl and Viva city cars.
The two models will make their world premiere at the 2015 Geneva show in
March and go on sale shortly after.
Opel's version is named after one of the company founder's sons, while the
UK version revives Vauxhall's Viva name for the first time since the
original ended production in 1979.
North America and possibly other markets as well, will get GM's new city
car in the form of the next generation Chevrolet Spark with a modified
The Karl and Viva are positioned at the bottom of Opel and Vauxhall's
passenger car range, below the Adam, and are expected to start under
€10,000 in Europe or about £7,500 in the UK, which would position them
against the Fiat Panda, Kia Picanto, Hyundai i10 and VW Up!.
GM's new mini is 3,680mm (144.9 in) long, making it slightly shorter than
the Adam (3,700mm) and a lot smaller than the new Corsa (4,000mm), though
the automaker claims that it offers enough room for five passengers.
It's expected to weigh about 900 kg (1,984 lbs) with power coming
exclusively from a newly developed 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine
delivering 75PS (74hp).
Me going for a spin in the vauxhall viva I built with the help of my
friends, Ford 2 litre pinto powered, Dellorto carb, 5 speed type 9 box,
bags of fun.
Vauxhall Viva HC Estate
My 1975 Vauxhall Viva HC Estate, 1256cc OHV Engine, Sunglow (Yellow).
Still under restoration.
Conductivity - Vauxhall Motors and James Small featuring Fazer and Zara Martin
The eco-friendly Ampera http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/ampera features alongside
models and the Fashion industry's finest during London Fashion Weekend
2012. Vauxhall Motors and James Small Menswear team up for Vauxhall Fashion
Scout 2012. The new green car saves on fuel and cut emissions while
enjoying performance driving. The new Vauxhall Ampera brings clean, eco
motoring to the road. Free of the usual restrictions of batteries, it
offers lively electric performance and a range of up to 360 miles.
Firenza Can Am goes to the Oulton Park Gold Cup
We were invited to the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting over August Bank
Holiday as part of a demonstration of Historic Rally Cars. It was
incredibly slippery but great fun. Nick Stewart made this using a cracking
little HD camera - thanks Nick!
Investors In People - Vauxhall Motors
Since achieving the prestigious Investors in People Standard across all UK
sites in July 2012, Vauxhall Motors has furthered their success and
recently achieved the gold award, demonstrating true commitment to its
employees as well as a solid foundation of excellent practice across the
Vauxhall employs around 3,500 people in the UK and exports three quarters
of its production. It is headquartered in Luton, Bedfordshire where it also
manufactures the Vivaro light commercial vehicle. A second plant at
Ellesmere Port in Cheshire produces the Astra.