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Vauxhall Victor
« on: 17 May 2018, 09:39:32 »

Calling at my local  factor Tuesday I parked beside an immaculate Vauxhall car I could not identify. It was labelled 'Victor'. When were they last made?
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #1 on: 17 May 2018, 09:44:09 »

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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #2 on: 17 May 2018, 09:59:51 »

I liked the FB series best. FIL had several various models, but the FB was my favourite. :y
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #3 on: 17 May 2018, 11:04:45 »

A lovely car.  I first travelled in a brand new one back in 1961 which was owned by a naval friend of my fathers.

Compared to the previous cars I had ridden in up to then: A30 in 1958, a Standard 8 during 1958-60, it was to me so advanced and like the American cars I was seeing then on TV! 8) 8) :D ;)

After that I fell in love with the Vx Creta PA, which was usually in two tone colours and really did seem beautifully 'American' :-* :-* 8) ;)
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #4 on: 17 May 2018, 11:42:20 »

I pass a really tidy FB on the way to work everyday,must have been restored as way too good to be original :y
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #5 on: 17 May 2018, 12:13:37 »

I liked the FB series best. FIL had several various models, but the FB was my favourite. :y

I liked the Victor body with the 3.3 litre straight six from a lorry. The Ventora. :)
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2018, 12:28:16 »

I liked the FB series best. FIL had several various models, but the FB was my favourite. :y

I liked the Victor body with the 3.3 litre straight six from a lorry. The Ventora. :)
Made a lovely growl, that one. My brother bought one for 50 in the eighties, the seller said it wasn't running properly. I reset the points and it was perfect.  :D
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2018, 13:34:41 »

I liked the FB series best. FIL had several various models, but the FB was my favourite. :y

I liked the Victor body with the 3.3 litre straight six from a lorry. The Ventora. :)
Made a lovely growl, that one. My brother bought one for 50 in the eighties, the seller said it wasn't running properly. I reset the points and it was perfect.  :D

I like the model before the model with the deep grille.......if that makes any sense. :)
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #8 on: 17 May 2018, 14:03:20 »

The same body as the fella with bags under his eyes drove in Randall and Hopkirk (deceased) :)
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #9 on: 17 May 2018, 15:43:15 »

I'm afraid my memory isn't that good. I have no idea which grille my bro's had on it. I just know that it would stay in top gear from very low down and accelerate very rapidly from there.
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #10 on: 17 May 2018, 16:39:31 »

I'm afraid my memory isn't that good. I have no idea which grille my bro's had on it. I just know that it would stay in top gear from very low down and accelerate very rapidly from there.

Apparently there are Victor FB's ....FC's and FD's......... sadly I know SFA which is which. :-\
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« Reply #11 on: 17 May 2018, 18:04:27 »

I liked the FB series best. FIL had several various models, but the FB was my favourite. :y

I liked the Victor body with the 3.3 litre straight six from a lorry. The Ventora. :)

 My Dad had two Ventora's and FD then an FE :y
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« Reply #12 on: 17 May 2018, 18:05:34 »

I liked the FB series best. FIL had several various models, but the FB was my favourite. :y

I liked the Victor body with the 3.3 litre straight six from a lorry. The Ventora. :)
Made a lovely growl, that one. My brother bought one for 50 in the eighties, the seller said it wasn't running properly. I reset the points and it was perfect.  :D

I like the model before the model with the deep grille.......if that makes any sense. :)

FD  :y,deep grille was FE

https://classics.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/vauxhall/victorventora-fd/
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #13 on: 17 May 2018, 18:59:45 »

Thanks, Henry.


The FD is better looking than the FE. :y
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Re: Vauxhall Victor
« Reply #14 on: 17 May 2018, 19:03:10 »

Thanks, Henry.


The FD is better looking than the FE. :y

FE was the better drive though,handled much better although still not great :-X
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