Lot 14 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: 318 ABK
Chassis No: FBE65791
Mot Expiry: June 2016
- Original registration number and a credible but unwarranted 38,500 miles
- Rare 'Deluxe' version with reclining front seats and floor change gearbox
- History file including original logbook and 'no advisories' MOT
Vauxhall's Victor was developed through five iterations from 1957 to 1978. While the F Series unashamedly echoed GM's American styling of the period, the ensuing FB Series of 1961 had much cleaner, more European lines. With it came corrosion protection, a higher compression engine delivering 49.5bhp, and the option of a four-speed all-synchromesh gearbox with floor change. The FB reigned until 1964, by which time 328,640 examples had been produced.
The smartly-presented sale car is a 1962 Deluxe FB Saloon finished in the pleasing combination of Honey Gold over Polar White. Its impressive specification includes a heater, individual reclining front seats, and the aforementioned transmission. Though unwarranted, the indicated mileage is a very credible 38,449. The vendor informs us that 'the overall structure of the car is in excellent order; the vehicle drives effortlessly; the engine, drive train and running gear have been maintained to a very high standard; the brightwork is in super, original condition; and the beige interior has the most wonderful patina'. A full service has recently been carried out and the Vauxhall is being offered complete with original logbook, old MOTs, and receipts for work carried out. A true, time-warp British classic.