1960 Vauxhall Victor FA 1.5


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