29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 131
 

2003 Vauxhall VX220
Just 15,700 miles from new


Lot details

Registration No: FV03 XWP
Chassis No: W0L0EAR972N004005
MOT:
August 2024

  • Just 15,700 miles from new and 5 former keepers
  • Offered with the owner's wallet, handbook and service book with 5 stamps
  • Last serviced in April 2022 at 15,450 miles
  • Undoubtedly a modern classic
  • Two keys and current V5C document

The VX220’s overall budget for design and development was extremely limited and the first major challenge was how, and where, to build it. Neither Vauxhall in Britain nor Opel in Europe had the ability in any of their plants to build such a specialist car that was being proposed. In the UK, already proven Lotus had a problem. Financially, Lotus could not re-engineer the Elise for new legislation on its own and was actively looking for a partner to share the costs.

The Skipton project was the perfect match for both Lotus and Vauxhall-Opel and Lotus successfully submitted a tender to undertake the co-development, prototype construction, and series production of 7000 cars over 3 years at their Hethel factory. Based on a Series 2 Elise chassis and powered by a 145bhp Ecotec 2.2 Litre engine, the VX220 launched at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, with production starting in March 2001. The VX220 Turbo was launched for production the following year with a quoted 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 151mph. Fast becoming a very rare find and an ideal "track car" with a kerb weight of just 930kg, the VX220 is still highly regarded and sought after to this day.

Displaying a mere c.15,700 miles from new and 5 former keepers recorded this V220 presents an enticing opportunity to purchase a low mileage example. Maintenance-wise, the car was last serviced in April of 2022 at just 15,450 miles and has 5 stamps in the service book, 4 with a Vauxhall main agent. Undoubtedly a modern classic that is, generally speaking, pretty much an ‘off the radar’ modern classic to the masses, yet offers as much driver enjoyment as its more famous siblings with higher-ranking brand badging, and is therefore sought after by those that know. The VX220 is offered with the original owner’s wallet, handbook, service book (5 stamps), a collection of invoices, two keys and a current V5C Registration Document.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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