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Vauxhall to showcase collection of heritage cars

Vauxhall to showcase collection of heritage cars

For one day only, Vauxhall will showcase its collection of historic cars to the public on Sunday 14 June.

Based at the Heritage Centre in Park Street, Luton, visitors will have the opportunity to view the carmaker's collection for free, which includes more than 60 veteran, vintage and post-war Vauxhalls from 1903 to present, as well as a number of unique concept cars.

This year, the Vauxhall Heritage Centre's Open Day will highlight two important milestones in the history of Vauxhall. For 2015, the brand is celebrating 40 years since the groundbreaking Cavalier was launched in the UK, which set a new precedent for family cars and became an iconic model for Vauxhall.

Also celebrating its 40th anniversary is the Chevette, based on Vauxhall's first adoption of a GM world-car platform. In a modern world full of popular superminis, the Chevette forged the way for a new generation of impressive small vehicles and was instrumental in reviving the Vauxhall brand.

Vauxhall's legendary Lotus Carlton will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary, which is famed for being the world's fastest four-door saloon at 176mph.

The open day will run from 10am to 4pm and a selection of refreshments and entertainments, including pedal cars and face painting for children, will be available.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert