Vauxhall celebrate export history at NEC classic show 0
The three day event, one of the top five global car shows, will feature the biggest display of vehicles from Vauxhall Motors Heritage Centre, as it prepares to celebrate two milestone birthdays: 50 years since the birth of the Viva HB and 85 years of the Bedford.
A highlight of the exhibition will be the 1970 Mark 1.5 G, making its public debut, after a two year restoration process. The 46-year old vehicle, decked out in Monza red, and featuring its original Rostyle wheels, was believed to have been registered by Vauxhall when it was brand new.
A 1966 Viva SL will be joining the Mark 1.5 on the red carpet, alongside a replica of Gerry Marshall’s DTV GT vehicle, prepped by Bill Blydenstein and raced during the 1971 Osram Saloon Car Championship. Also taking part on behalf of Vauxhall will be some of the cars made by the company for other markets, including a Portuguese 1949 Wyvern L-Type, a North American 1957 Velox E-Type, and a New Zealand F-Type Envoy.
13 Vauxhall owners’ clubs will be accompanying the illustrious cars at the event, including the Droopsnoot OC, Cavalier & Chevette OC, Viva OC and Cresta OC.