1962 Vauxhall Velox
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"Hi Gloria, I have arrived home back in Auckland after an uneventful, but very enjoyable drive up. The car and I are slowly learning about how each other works etc. Thank you and Jesmond very much for the assistance and advice you gave me when we met. It was very much appreciated and you made feel comfortable with the whole process etc."Paul Hesseling, Auckland, New Zealand
The Vauxhall Velox is a six-cylinder automobile which was produced by Vauxhall from 1948 to 1965.
It was a large family car, at the time directly competing in the UK with the contemporary six-cylinder Ford Zephyr, and to a slightly lesser extent, with the A90, A95, and A110 Austin Westminister models.
The Velox is remembered for having mirrored North American styling trends much more closely than other European models of the time. That was particularly apparent following the 1957 introduction of the PA version of the Velox.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- MINT CONDITION!
- Cars these days are reliable and practical but somehow they just lack soul. The styling of this Velox is unmistakably American-inspired. Long, low and with sharp tailfins, with an arched grille, liberal chromework, its one of the best British cars of all time.
- Getting in it is like climbing into a time machine. There's that old vinyl smell, and the fixtures and fittings are the stuff of recovered memory.
- Heaps of legroom and with bench seats front and rear, the Velox is a true six-seater.
- Three point seat belts in the front replace the original lap belts and none whatsoever at the rear .
- This car is built like the Ark-Royal - huge steering wheel, couch like seating, lots of glass so good view and no dash clutter.
- Starts first pop without issues - fitted with an automatic choke.
- The 2.7 litre has torque and throbs promisingly...and who's not going to fall in love with that column shifter?
- Beautiful, Comfortable, Practical and Reliable
- This is a mint example with pretty much full history on record - Car arrived in NZ aboard SS Middlesex and was assembled at GM's Petone Plat on 20th September 1962. Sold new by Ormond Motors of Gisborne on the 18th of October 1962. Spent 25 years in the Gisborne area. Arrived in the Wellington area in 1987 with 90K miles on the odometer. Mileage at April 2013 read 113925 Miles. Since then it only traveled 2334 miles.
- Main improvements (other than regular maintenance) carried out since 2001 include Steering box mounts repaired in 2002. Gearbox rebuilt, new clutch plate and release bearing in 2003. Radiator overhaul in 2004. Full rust proof and undersealing in 2004. Strip and repair speedo in Sept 2005. New Drivshaft universal joints in May 2006. Body, doors, sills rust removal in Aug 2006. Seat recovered and new floor carpets in July 2007. New quarter window rubbers, new door trim linings / paint external door inserts (white) and all grey interior trim parts in July 2011. New front brake cylinders and rebuild rear and master brake cylinders in Nov 2012. New clutch hydraulics and rebuild clutch master cylinder in Mar 2013. Replace rear gearbox mount in Mar 2014.
- Comes complete with original books etc.
All we can say is that we have never come across one in this condition with all this history. A STUNNING hard to come by example, that will no doubt appreciate significantly in value over time.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.
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