Lot 249 - 1963 Vauxhall VX 4/90 Works Rally
|Chassis Number||FBH 42985|
|Result||Sold - £2,464|
Heralding Vauxhall's entry into the international rally scene, three VX 4/90’s represented three Works-supported cars that competed in the 1963/64 Monte Carlo, RAC, Tulip and Welsh rallies as well as the 1963 Rally of the Midnight Sun and the 1963 Spa-Sofia-Liege.
The chassis numbers were 2 FTM, 3 FTM and 4 FTM. The middle car was believed lost during a recce, with its crew, and was not retrieved. The last was sold into private hands and still used for what it was built for and 2 FTM is here today. A complete one-off and part of Vauxhall rallying history. 634 CRX was put together as a replica of 3 FTM and thus completing the full line-up of the 1963 team.
After the crash where 3 FTM was lost, Vauxhall pulled out of rallying.
2 FTM finished its rally career in 1964 following the accident in Monte Carlo involving 3 FTM. It was one of two Works cars sold to employees, in early 1965, the car was then converted to road-use at Vauxhall. The gentleman who bought it returned to Wales upon his retirement and used the car until the 1970’s when it had an engine bay fire. The vendor then acquired the car in 1992 and restoration proceeded. In 1996, unfortunately, he suffered a small workshop fire at his home. Fortunately, the car was in another building but the paperwork, including the buff logbook, were lost. After this, the car was put into storage with a view to ’finishing it one day’.
Interested parties should note that no UK registration document accompanies this car.
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