Vauxhall Victor Review from Australia and New Zealand

1960 Vauxhall Victor FA 1.5

Year of manufacture1960
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles


A great classic!


The previous owner had hardly driven the car in 30 years, so the usual suspects caused problems (renewed clutch servo and all brakes).

Other than that, a new generator.

General Comments:

These car's were "pure Americana", according to the publications of the day. Actually, they were so British. Light steering, first-time starting motor, and a light, well-chosen, 3 speed column shift, and a biggish boot were the best things.

Mine wallowed on corners, but you got used to it. In straight line travel it was great, and you can see so much.

The seats are great, but the glove-box is deep... As for the notion that you will somehow injure yourself on the dog-leg entry; I didn't do it once.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2013

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review