1957 Vauxhall Velox

1957 Vauxhall Velox

The Vauxhall Velox is a six-cylinder automobile which was produced by Vauxhall from 1948 to 1965. The Velox was a large family car, directly competing in the UK with the contemporary six-cylinder Ford Zephyr, and to a slightly lesser extent, with the A90, A95, and A110 Austin Westminster models.

It was introduced by Vauxhall shortly before the London Motor Show in October 1948, as a successor to the Vauxhall Fourteen. Between 1948 and 1957 the Velox shared its body with the less-powerful four-cylinder Vauxhall Wyvern. From August 1954 through to October 1965, it shared its body with the more luxuriously-equipped Vauxhall Cresta, a tradition that ended with the introduction of the new PC Vauxhalls. The Velox name was discontinued at that time in favour of the more upmarket Cresta name, while a new flagship model, the Viscount, was launched.

In August 1951 a longer, wider Velox was launched, designated as the EIP series, and featuring a modern ‘three box’ shape and integral construction. The body was again shared with the 4-cylinder-engined Wyvern. The car was launched with the previous model’s engine but with power output increased to 58 bhp (43 kW).

A car with the original 2275 cc engine tested by The Motor magazine in 1951 had a top speed of 77.4 mph (124.6 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 23.7 seconds. A fuel consumption of 23.5 miles per imperial gallon (12.0 L/100 km; 19.6 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £802 including taxes

This example arrived as a complete knock down pack in New Zealand aboard SS Durham on the 5/11/1956 and was assembled at GM’s Petone Plant on the 14/1/1957. It was then shipped to Dewar & McKenzie Oamaru on 15/1/1957.

Mr Leslie Brant brought the car new on the 28/2/1957. The car stayed in his ownership until his death and was then left to his niece Sue Cook on 31/08/1993. Mr Brant’s stepson , Brian Mackie become the next owner on the 31/08/1994.

The current owner purchased the car in 2014 and the car was reading a genuine and original 85,000 miles at that time.

The car has never been restored and is a true survivor with lovely patina.

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$15,999
  • Mileage: 85000 Miles
  • Model Year: 1957
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Ext color: Grey
  • Int color: Red