Classic Car Catalogue

Vauxhall 1970

Viva (HB) – discontinued
Victor (FD)
Ventora
VX 4/90
Cresta (PC)
Viscount
Viva (HC) – October
SRV – prototype

Great Britain

 

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)


Viva de Luxe

Viva 1600 de Luxe

Viva 1600 SL

Viva 1600 SL

Viva GT

Viva 1600 SL Estate
 

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)

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.

London show review

Victor

Ventora

Victor 2000 SL Estate

VX 4/90
 

Cresta and Viscount

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

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

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
-
-
de Luxe
SL
-
-
SL
Saloon 4-door de Luxe
-
de Luxe
SL
-
SL
Estate de Luxe
-
de Luxe
SL
-
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.

London show review

Viva 2-door

Viva 2-door de Luxe

Viva 2-door SL

Viva Estate

Viva 4-door de Luxe & SL

Viva Estate
 

SRV - prototype

 


SRV at London Motor Show
 

Canadian models

Epic HB          
Envoy FD          

Canada


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