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Vauxhall opens up its historic heritage fleet

Vauxhall opens up its historic heritage fleet

It only happens once a year and is surely the perfect day out for fans of the griffin badge, petrol-heads and families alike. On Sunday 18th August, the Vauxhall Heritage Centre will open its doors to the public to show over 60 Vauxhall models; celebrating 110 years in business.

Alongside the brand's current range of modern cars will be models from every decade of their proud manufacturing history. This writer has visited the Vauxhall Heritage Centre twice and can happily confirm that the cars on show are distinctly delightful; all of them road-ready and driven regularly.

You'll see some greats, including the 1903 5 HP, the second-oldest Vauxhall in existence, a recently restored Firenza Droop Snoot (background, silver car), Astra MK1 GTE (foreground, white) and the legendary, super-car-slaying Lotus Carlton. There will also be a chance to see two of the legendary 30-98 models, Britain’s first 100mph car, which celebrates its centenary this year.

That's a lot of history and some truly cracking cars, including my personal favourite, the Firenza Droop Snoot; so called because of its aerodynamically designed, fibreglass frontal piece. It's a 70s classic.

The open day is to be held at the Heritage Centre in the grounds of Vauxhall’s head offices in Luton, located on Park Street, and will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Admission is free and open to all, with free parking also provided.

Posted by Sebastian TurkenbergADNFCR-3205-ID-801623131-ADNFCR