Lot 130 - 2002 Vauxhall VX220
|Odometer reading||7,948 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
- One owner from new
- 7,948 miles from new
- Original stamped service book
The Opel Speedster was a British built mid-engined, targa topped, two-seater sports car sold by the German automaker Opel and introduced in July 2000. It was built in both right hand drive and left hand drive versions at the Lotus Cars plant in Hethel, Norfolk, England and it was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1999. It was sold as the Vauxhall VX220 in the United Kingdom and the Daewoo Speedster in the Asian market. The car shared much in common with the Lotus Elise, although Opel claimed few parts were interchangeable. The Speedster utilised an aluminium chassis tub that weighed only 159 lbs. The car also featured bodywork made entirely of glass reinforced plastic(GRP). The entire car weighed only 1,929 lbs which made it considerably lighter than the similarly sized Toyota MR2. At its launch, the Speedster's all aluminium alloy 2.2 L Z22SE engine produced 147 bhp, making it more powerful than the Elise when it was launched.
This fabulous one owner example is presented in silver with red leather interior and has covered a mere 7,948 miles from new which is quite exceptional. The car comes with a full main dealer service history together with eight service stamps in the original service book, original handbooks, a spare key and service bills to complement the service book. This lovely little sports car also comes with its original factory removable hard and soft targa top. This must be one of the lowest mileage, one owner example of this marque offered on the market today. A wonderful sports car which would still give most modern sports cars a run for their money on the open road!