Vauxhall 1972

Viva (HC)
Victor (FD) - end of prod.
Ventora - end of prod.
VX 4/90 - end of prod.
Cresta (PC) - end of prod.
Viscount - end of prod.
Firenza Coupé
Victor (FE) - March
Ventora - March
VX 4/90 - March

Great Britain

VAUXHALL VIVA £832
The latest Vivas cover a vast range, with engines of 1,256, 1,759 and 2,279 c.c. in saloons with two and four doors, or 3-door estate cars. The price difference between highest and lowest is over £500 to say nothing of the optional extras; 1,256 c.c. models get bigger tyres (some radials). Bigger clutches figure on 1,256 and 1,759 c.c. models - and there are new metallic paints.
VAUXHALL VIVA ESTATE £1,060
The handsome estate car version of the Viva comes with choice of three engines, 1.2, 1.8 or 2.3-litres and two levels of trim and equipment. The SL versions have radial ply tyres for 1973, door trim is improved and bigger clutches take care of heavy loads. Heated rear window, full carpeting and disc/drum brakes with servo and dual circuits are standard equipment
VAUXHALL FIRENZA £1,314
New star performer of the Firenza range with 2,300 c.c. engine which tops 100 m.p.h. Front seats have reclining backrests. The new instrument panel has easy-to-read circular dials. Padded steering and Starmist metallescent paintwork are standard. Brakes are servo-assisted. Good heating and ventilation includes an airblending heater. Heated rear window, GM automatic transmission and vinyl-covered roof are extra.
VAUXHALL VICTOR £1,454
New this year, the Victor is smoothly styled with a suggestion of the traditional flutes on the bonnet. Standard power plant is the 1.8-litre overhead-cam four; Victor SL has the 2.3-litre version. The 3.3-litre six is obtainable on the 2300 SL, the station wagon version of which has power steering. Overdrive can be had on third and fourth gears, or GM automatic.
VAUXHALL VICTOR ESTATE £1,371
Fitted with the 3.3-litre six-cylinder engine formerly used in Cresta and Viscount, the Victor 3300 SL now has power steering for easy driving with heavy loads. These, and the other versions, with engines of 1.8 or 2.3-litres have heated rear window, and disc/drum power-assisted brakes with dual circuits. De luxe models now have separate front seats instead of a bench.
VAUXHALL VENTORA £1,768
As the big Cresta and Viscount have been dropped, the Ventora becomes top model of the Vauxhall range, distinguishable by its four headlamps and vinyl-covered roof. It has the new Victor body shell with the 3.3-litre six-cylinder engine of the Cresta which has push rod-operated valves. Buyers have the option of overdrive or automatic transmission at extra cost.
London show review

 

Viva

wb: 8ft 0in
(2461 mm)
4 cyl.
1256 cc
62 bhp (SAE)
 
4 cyl. ohc
1599 cc
80 bhp (SAE)
83 bhp (DIN)
4 cyl.
2279 cc
Saloon 2-door Viva
de Luxe
SL
-
-
SL
 
Saloon 4-door de Luxe
SL
-
SL
 
Estate de Luxe
SL
-
SL
 
 
(HC) 1599 cc, 83 bhp - end of prod.
(HC) 1759 cc - March
2300 SL (2279 cc) - March


Viva De Luxe


Viva SL


Viva SL


Viva 2-dr


Viva De Luxe


Viva De Luxe


Viva De Luxe


Viva Estate SL

 

Victor, Ventora and VX 4/90

wb: 8ft 6in 4 cyl
1599 cc
80 bhp (SAE)
72 bhp (DIN)
4 cyl
1975 cc
108 bhp (SAE)
88 bhp (DIN)
6 cyl
3294 cc
140 bhp (SAE)
123 bhp (DIN)
4 cyl
1975 cc
112 bhp (SAE)
104 bhp (DIN)
Victor Saloon Super Super
2000 SL
- -
Victor Estate Super Super
2000 SL
3300 SL -
VX 4/90 Saloon - - - VX 4/90
Ventora 2 Saloon - - Ventora -


Victor


VX 4/90


Ventora


Victor Estate

 

Cresta and Viscount

wb: 8ft 11½in 6 cyl
3294 cc
140 bhp (SAE)
123 bhp (DIN)
Cresta Saloon
Cresta de Luxe Saloon
Viscount Saloon


Cresta


Cresta


Viscount

 

Firenza

wb: 8ft 0in 4 cyl
1159 cc
4 cyl
1256 cc
62 bhp
4 cyl
1599 cc
80 bhp
4 cyl ohc
1975 cc
112 bhp
Coupé 2-door de Luxe
SL
de Luxe
SL
de Luxe
SL
2000 SL
 
4 cyl, 1599 cc - end of prod.
4 cyl, 1975 cc - end of prod.
4 cyl, 1759 cc - March
2300 SL (2279 cc) - March

 

Victor, Ventora and VX 4/90

Victor (FE)
(1759 cc, 77 bhp)
(2279 cc, 100 bhp)
 Saloon
 Estate
VX 4/90
(4 cyl, 2279 cc, 110 bhp)
 Saloon)
Victor 3300SL
(6 cyl, 3294 cc, 124 bhp)
 Estate
Ventora
(6 cyl, 3294 cc, 124 bhp)
 Saloon