Lot 202 - 1956 Vauxhall Cresta E-Series *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||60,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
The Vauxhall Cresta was produced from 1954 to 1972. The Cresta E version, launched in 1954, had the same 2262 cc six cylinder engine as its predecessor the Velox in having a choice of leather or fabric upholstery, optional two tone paintwork, a heater as standard, a small electric fascia mounted clock, a cigar lighter, a lamp automatically illuminating the boot when opened and a vanity mirror on the inside of the front passenger's sun visor along with a special ornamental badge above the V (for Vauxhall) badge on the nose of the car. A radio was optional. In October 1955 a facelift model with deeper front and rear screens was introduced. The balanced drop windows were replaced by ones with winding mechanisms, there were interior trim improvements, separate amber rear flasher lights and windscreen washers became standard. A new chrome plated grille with fewer vertical slats replaced the earlier diecast version. A Cresta tested by the magazine The Motor in 1956 had a top speed of 82.2 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 20.2 seconds
This early Cresta is in delightful condition and is largely original with a recorded mileage of 60,000 miles. The paintwork is in great order as is the ample chrome work and interior. With no signs of any corrosion, the six-cylinder engine runs very well with no adverse rattles or noises and the car is described as driving with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a comprehensive history folder; once a common sight on British roads, it is now unusual to see these Vauxhalls and even rarer in this condition.