Classic Car Catalogue

Vauxhall 1956

Wyvern (4 cyl, 1508 cc, 48 bhp)
Velox (6 cyl, 2262 cc, 64 bhp)
Cresta (6 cyl, 2262 cc, 64 bhp)
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 7in)

Great Britain



Models '57



At Paris Motor Show 1957 Vauxhalls were displayed together with German Opels.
No new models have been added to the existing range, but all three current models have a brightened Anglo-American appearance and improved interior trim. Some mechanical modifications, too, have been made; compression ratio increases, a different type carburettor, and electric windscreen wipers (replacing the engine-driven type) are among these changes. The bodies of all three cars are basically the same, and many features of the two engines: four-cylinder on the Wyvern, six on the Cresta and Velox-are identical, greatly simplifying the spares question, in which respect Vauxhall owners are particularly well cared for. The cars are hard-working, economical family saloons. Sturdy construction and plenty of room for passengers and luggage are features of the range.
(London report)