Estimated at £12,000 - £14,000
Registration No: 937 UYR
Chassis No: CA259435
Introduced in 1954, the Vauxhall Cresta E was a more luxurious version of the company’s existing Velox. Powered by the same 2.3 litre straight-six engine allied to three-speed manual transmission, it was capable of over 80mph.
Built to left-hand drive specification, this remarkable Cresta is understood to have been supplied new by Paul Lentz of Luxembourg (a Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac and Vauxhall dealer). Reputedly belonging to one family from new until 2015, they are understood to have placed the saloon into storage during the early 1960s (surviving service record tags include one issued in September 1963 at 41,159km). Imported to the UK six years ago since when it has had just one registered keeper, the Vauxhall was treated to a brake system overhaul (including reconditioning the master cylinder), minor engine recommissioning / servicing, new tyres and the replacement of assorted perishable rubber parts. Described by the vendor as ‘an exceptionally unmolested example that retains most of its original paintwork’, ‘937 UYR’ showed just 41,887km (circa 26,200 miles) to its odometer at the time of cataloguing. Offered for sale with UK V5C Registration Document, the aforementioned service tags and period polishing / anti-mist cloths (still in their protective plastic), this timewarp, left-hand drive Cresta must surely be unique?
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good’
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'
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Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, Wed, 26th May 2021
Imperial War Museum
Tuesday 25th May from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th May 2021 from 9am
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