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Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
  Lot 18
 

1962 Vauxhall VX 4/90 FB

Estimated at £12,000 - £14,000


Lot details

Registration No: 903 UXV
Chassis No: FB17529A
MOT: Exempt

  • 44,809 recorded and credible miles
  • Said to be 'very original' and in time warp condition
  • Original handbook, workshop manual and collection of invoices

Vauxhall's more cleanly style Victor replacement was the FB, announced 14 September 1960. It was widely exported, only achieving sales of 328,000 vehicles by the time it was replaced in 1964. The flat front and turtle-deck rear resembling some US Fords, such as the Falcon. A sporty derivative, the VX4/90, was announced a year later. The potent VX4/90 had an over 90 m.p.h. turn of speed and good handling qualities. A worked over engine raised the power output by approximately 40 per cent and application of power was delivered via the excellent four-speed gearbox, a feature of the VX4/90. To cope with the performance, the suspension was stiffened both front and rear. The VX4/90 would hold 80 mph for long periods, the engine turning over at about 4000 rpm at this speed. This example of the 'hot' FB, with performance and handling, was built for the Australian market and sold new in Australia. A GM/Holden body tag displays the body plate displays the serial numbers. Imported to the UK from Australia in 2006, it currently displays 44,809 miles on the odometer, it is believed that the condition reflects the mileage and is likely to be genuine. The vendor describes the car to be 'very original' and in 'time warp condition'. Amongst the paperwork is the V5C, original handbook, workshop manual and collection of invoices and old MOTs.

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

 

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