An Incredible HC Vauxhall Viva De Luxe Estate with Just One Owner from New and 39,941 Miles - SOLD!
SOLD - MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED!
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, 12 Months MOT, Tax exempt, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
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.
Vauxhall Viva HC Estate
My 1975 Vauxhall Viva HC Estate, 1256cc OHV Engine, Sunglow (Yellow).
Still under restoration.
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Lily the Viva does a 820 degree spin!
Lily has a slight mishap on the drag strip, kisses the barrier twice and
performs a 820 degree spin. Lily a 1972 Viva HC Rover V8 powered, she was
on for a 13 second quarter when the water hose popped off and span up the
rear wheels as the antifreeze dropped down on the road.