Lot 132 - 1957 Vauxhall Velox
|Odometer reading||70,245 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,600|
- Restored to a very good standard
- Recently appeared at Windsor Castle as part of The Queen’s Jubilee display
In 1951 a longer, wider Vauxhall Velox was launched, designated as the EIP series, and featuring a modern 'three box' shape and integral construction. The body was again shared with the 4-cylinder-engined Vauxhall Wyvern. The car was launched with the previous model's engine but with power output increased to 58bhp. A car with the original 2275cc engine tested by The Motor magazine in 1951 had a top speed of 77.4 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 23.7 seconds. In April 1952 the Velox was re-designated as the EIPV series and received a new 2262cc engine which had been in development for several years. This provided either 64bhp or, with a compression ratio improved to 7.6:1, 68bhp of power. A further test in 1952 by The Motor magazine of the EIPV with the short stroke 2262cc engine, found the top speed had increased to 80.4 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph to 21.4 seconds. The coupé utility continued on until officially withdrawn at the end of the 1957 model year. 1955 saw a significant facelift. Most obvious of the many cosmetic changes was a new front grille. More importantly was the introduction at this time of a sister model, branded as the Vauxhall Cresta.
This delightful Vauxhall has been restored to a good standard with photographic evidence of the work carried out in the history folder. The black coachwork is in great order and the chromework, of which there is plenty, gleaming. We are advised she drives as good as she looks, confirmed by the fact the vendor drove the car from South Wales to Windsor Castle recently having been invited to attend The Queen’s Jubilee celebratory display of British cars. This Velox has also appeared in the BBC programme 'Holiday of a Lifetime' when Len Goodman collected Eve Pollard from her home to take her to Margate. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 4th November 2022, this Vauxhall is fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system, adjustable shock absorbers and she comes with a number of spare parts. This is the perfect car for enjoying at weekends or for taking to classic car shows such as the Goodwood Revival.
Previous lotLot 131 - 2004 Bentley Continental GT
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