Sold for £11,812
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: KTS 92X
Chassis No: 92170CV704991
MOT: June 2024
Launched in 1963 by Vauxhall subsidiary Bedford Vehicles, the HA van was based on the Vauxhall Viva HA saloon car and proved so popular that it remained in production for 20 years. Initially fitted with a 1,057cc four-cylinder engine, this grew to 1,159cc in 1967 and finally to 1,256cc with two payload options available, 6cwt (HAE) or heavy duty 8cwt (HAV), the latter with bigger tyres and a beefed up rear axle and suspension. With 48bhp on tap and driving through a four-speed all-synchro gearbox, it had a top speed of 60mph and 39mpg economy. Immensely popular with utility companies, no Seventies street scene was complete without a British Gas, Telecom or Post Office HA van scurrying about its daily business. Through to the 1980s when the rebranding of the government operated Post Office Telecommunications in 1981 led to the bold Bright Yellow British Telecom service vehicles being seen on the roads of the UK, having previously been a sombre Dark Green. Outliving the Viva HA saloon by almost five years, it soldiered on virtually unaltered until it was finally replaced by the new Astravan/Astramax in 1983.
First registered in 1982 with a 1256cc later engine, it is stated to have a 6cwt 670lb capacity and is fitted with the 4-speed all-synchromesh gearbox. 'KTS 92X' has been completely restored and painted in the original British Telecom Yellow colour and has had an engine and gearbox overhaul, and White wheels and chrome hub caps. It is offered with photographs of the restoration and the current V5C Registration Document.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe and the only one owned and managed by its employees.
An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am
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