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frontera where it came from how powerfull MPG etc

Postby stu on Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:17 am

back to the beginning then john ? :lol: :lol: [/url]
out of retirement and out of my head
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Postby john (smifffy) on Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:39 pm

it sure looks like it stu :D :D
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Postby TonyG on Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:39 pm

Red Oktober wrote:
TonyG wrote:What was the Vauxhall Wyvern named after then? (Yeah, I remember those :D )

Tony.


Bloody'ell Tony ...thats going back a bit :shock: :lol: :lol:


Now let me tell (bore) you with my Vauxhall memories!

First one I had was a 1965 Victor 101 with a 3 bearing crank, 3 speed column change, bench seats. Unfortunately it rotted from under me so I bought a Triumph 2000.

Next one was the superb !!! 1970 Vauxhall Victor 2000, with a body shape to die for. Wish I still had it. They also did a Ventora - same shape that was drop dead gorgeous!

Next a Bedford Viva Van - not much to say really, it was ok.

Then came the Ford, Volvo and Nissan years . . .

First Astra - a 1.3 Merit 1988 model. Soooo way ahead of anything else in it's class at the time. Second Astra, a 1996 1.7 Turbo Diesel. Didn't like it.
Third Astra - a 2001 Mk 4 1.6 8 valve - simply excellent. Our son uses it now.

Bought 2.0 Frontera in 1998 for £9,000 from a Car Supermarket (still got it). Bought 2.2 Frontera from a back street garage - knew what to look for so no worries.

Now, back to the Wyvern. In 1961 I travelled with my mother and father in a Wyvern taxi from Holyhead Station to a nice holiday let on Newry Fawr, Holyhead. So I've ridden in one. I remember a tall vehicle with a column change and a sort of leathery smell (although that could well have been the driver)
:D :D

That's all folks . . .
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Postby Trugga on Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:16 pm

Google link for images of "Vauxhall Wyvern"

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Postby TonyG on Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:42 pm

Yep, remember all of those illustrated, but it's the earlier L-Series I've travelled in. 8)

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