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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #15 on: 17 May 2018, 20:02:51 »

I bought a FB Victor [a 1964 car iirc]in 1982 I paid £3 for it as it had a blown head gasket-a new gasket was included in the price :o Fixed that and sold it 2 weeks later for £40,I think it's about the only car I've ever sold on for a profit 8) One of my older brothers had a FD-exactly like the one in Randall and Hopkirk.Didn't the Carlton replace the Victor in the Vx line up?
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #16 on: 18 May 2018, 11:17:07 »

I had all the series...FB, FC, FD, and finally FE Victors. All were great in every way for me. Column change was a bit iffy until you got used to it. The FE (bright yellow) sported a splendid vinyl roof, until the monkeys at Windsor Safari Park decided they wanted it !!!!!!!! >:(
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #17 on: 18 May 2018, 13:07:47 »

I liked all the Victors, but the one I always wanted was a VX 490. I was also amazed at the engine in the normal victors that had a slant on it, it looked as if a V8 had been cut down the middle. ;D
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #18 on: 18 May 2018, 16:19:27 »

I liked all the Victors, but the one I always wanted was a VX 490. I was also amazed at the engine in the normal victors that had a slant on it, it looked as if a V8 had been cut down the middle. ;D

It sort of had as the original plan was too build a v8 version too but only the four ever got made :y
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #19 on: 18 May 2018, 19:51:47 »

I liked all the Victors, but the one I always wanted was a VX 490. I was also amazed at the engine in the normal victors that had a slant on it, it looked as if a V8 had been cut down the middle. ;D

A mate had one, went very well IIRC. :y
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #20 on: 18 May 2018, 20:41:36 »

I liked all the Victors, but the one I always wanted was a VX 490. I was also amazed at the engine in the normal victors that had a slant on it, it looked as if a V8 had been cut down the middle. ;D

It sort of had as the original plan was too build a v8 version too but only the four ever got made :y
Opel got one didn't they :-\ Commodore or Diplomat iirc
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #21 on: 19 May 2018, 08:20:51 »

 What I always called my first real car was a FB estate. Bought it from the sales depatment where i worked on the tool club scheme, £7 a week for 10 weeks
FD was known as the "Coke" bottle style, first UK car with bonded front and rear windscreens
Always wanted a FE VX 4/90
Banger raced a 2 litre FD estate and a 2.3 FE

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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #22 on: 19 May 2018, 16:30:21 »

Seem to remember reading the VX4/90 was a better car than the Ventora as it was pretty near as quick but handled better due to less weight up front from having a 4 pot motor as opposed to a 6 pot.
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