Vauxhall 1970

Viva (HB) - end of prod.
Victor (FD)
Ventora
VX 4/90
Cresta (PC)
Viscount
Viva (HC) - October
SRV – prototype

Great Britain

VAUXHALL VICTOR
Saloon: From £1,042 (incl. P.T.)
Estate: From £1,156 (incl. P.T.)
The roomy Victor has a big car look, but comes with the choice of 1.6 or two-litre engines. The low-slung bodies are made in four-door form only and incorporate the fashionable 'coke-bottle' shape (named after the upswing treatment aft of the body centre-section). The engines have belt-drive to the overhead camshafts and are inclined to minimise bonnet height. All Victors are available with three-speed or four-speed manual gearboxes, or with three-speed automatic transmissions. Both the 1600 and 2000 Victors are available as capacious estates.
VAUXHALL VX 4/90
£1,333 (incl. P.T.)
The Luton factory's high-performance Victor derivative continues unchanged for 1971. Borrowing something of the name of its illustrious ancestor of the 'twenties, the 30/98, the 4/90 has a twin-carburettor version of the two-litre overhead camshaft Victor engine. Power is up to 104 (net) h.p., but the compression ratio is unchanged, so the 100 m.p.h. model will operate satisfactorily on fourstar fuel. A four-speed manual gearbox and overdrive are standard equipment, but an automatic model is available at extra cost. The interior is richly trimmed and instrumented.
VAUXHALL VENTORA 2
£1,455 (incl. P.T.)
The Ventora is a clever amalgam which uses the Victor unitary body, and the 3.3-litre Cresta/Viscount engine as the power-unit. It has no shortage of low and medium torque, and the result is a fussless car which will pull a high gear and cruise fast in a tireless manner. The Ventora is available with manual four-speed gearbox, or with automatic, the former having an overdrive option which is provided with a pleasant-to-operate in-out switch on the gear-lever knob. The lighting switches are neatly installed in the near-at-hand console.
VAUXHALL CRESTA & VISCOUNT
Cresta: From £1,363 (incl. P.T.)
Viscount: £1,993L (incl. P.T.)
Vauxhall's big sixes are unchanged in basis for 1971 but there are numerous detail modifications, including the standardisation of four-speed floor change gearboxes on all manual models. Even more attention has been paid to sound insulation, and there is a new facia on the less-expensive Cresta. The Cresta also gets fixed passenger grabhandles over the rear doors, and the luxury Viscount receives an extra one over the passenger's front door. The switchgear is modified, and the Cresta has new grained seat trim. The smooth 3.3-litre in-line six propels either model at more than 100 m.p.h.

London show review

 

Viva (HB)

(HB) (4 cyl, 1159 cc, 47 bhp)
(HB) (4 cyl, 1599 cc, 83 bhp)
90 (HB) (4 cyl, 1159 cc, 60 bhp)
 Saloon 2-door (wb: 8ft 0in)
 Saloon 4-door (wb: 8ft 0in)
 Estate 3-door (wb: 8ft 0in)
GT (HB) (4 cyl, 1975 cc, 104 bhp)
 Saloon 2-door (wb: 8ft 0in)

 

Victor, Ventora and VX 4/90

Victor 1600 (4 cyl, 1599 cc, 72 bhp)
Victor 2000 (4 cyl, 1975 cc, 88 bhp)
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 6in)
 Estate (wb: 8ft 6in) - May
Victor 3300 (6 cyl, 3294 cc, 123 bhp)
 Estate (wb: 8ft 6in)
Ventora (6 cyl, 3294 cc, 123 bhp)
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 6in)
VX 4/90 (4 cyl, 1975 cc, 104 bhp)
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 6in)


Victor


Ventora


VX 4/90

 

Cresta and Viscount

wb: 8ft 11½in
(2730 mm)
6 cyl.
3294 cc
123 bhp
       
Saloon          


Cresta


Cresta
 

Viva (HC)

wb: 8ft 0in
(2461 mm)
4 cyl.
1159 cc
59 bhp (SAE)
49 bhp (DIN)
4 cyl.
1159 cc
72 bhp (SAE)
 
4 cyl. ohc
1599 cc
80 bhp (SAE)
83 bhp (DIN)
Saloon 2-door Viva
de Luxe
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de Luxe
SL
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-
SL
Saloon 4-door de Luxe
-
de Luxe
SL
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SL
Estate de Luxe
-
de Luxe
SL
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SL

VAUXHALL VIVA SALOON
From £783 (incl. P.T.)
Vauxhall's new Viva has an entirely new two or four-door body with 2½ inches more width, and extra legroom. The big luggage boot has a capacity of 20 cubic feet, but only one inch has been added to the wheelbase to achieve the improvements. There are three basic models, Saloon, de Luxe, and the luxury SL. The 1159 c.c. engine has larger inlet valves and more power, and the high-performance 90 engine option has also been stepped-up. The new Viva is also available with the 1600 'Victor' overhead camshaft motor. Available with four-speed manual gearboxes, or automatic.
VAUXHALL VIVA ESTATE
From £449 (incl. P.T.)
Like the new Viva saloon, from which they are derived, the estate models have the new longer wheelbase, and extra body width, making for extra internal capacity. Both the de Luxe and SL Estates have a choice of the uprated 1159 c.c. engines (standard or to '90' specification), and the 1600SL has the 1.6-litre Victor engine as standard. All automatic versions of the 1159 c.c. models get the high-output engine as normal equipment. The rear live axles of all new Vivas are positively-located by radius arms. Drum front brakes are standard on de Luxe models, but SLs have discs.


Viva 2-door


Viva 2-door SL


Viva 4-door de Luxe & SL


Viva 2-door de Luxe


Viva Estate


Viva Estate

 

SRV - prototype

 


SRV at London Motor Show

 

Canadian models

Epic HB          
Envoy FD          

Canada