Lot 222 - 2003 Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
|Odometer reading||28,877 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,304|
- From a private collection
- Original Vauxhall press car and previously featured in Classic and Sports Car Magazine
- Very good condition throughout
- Sizeable history file with a comprehensive service record
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 159lbs. The car also featured bodywork made entirely of glass reinforced plastic (GRP). The entire car weighed only 1,929lbs 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 147bhp, making it more powerful than the Elise when it was launched.
This fabulous example was registered new on 1st February 2003 and was originally a very rare Vauxhall press car. This VX220 Turbo is presented in yellow coachwork with a black leather interior and has covered a mere 28,877 miles from new which is quite exceptional. The paintwork and interior are both in very good order and the vendor reports that it runs and drives very well indeed. Currently residing in the current vendors private collection, this Vauxhall comes with a comprehensive service history detailed in its service booklet and comes complete with its original handbooks, service bills to complement the service book, sundry invoices and maintenance bills, and the current V5C registration document. 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 examples of this marque offered on the market today. Previously featured on the cover of Classic and Sports Car Magazine, this wonderful sports car would still give most modern sports cars a run for their money on the open road!
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