1995 Vauxhall Senator CD 3.0 24v petrol from UK and Ireland


Excellent rocket launcher


No spare tyre.

Door mirror missing.

Clutch burnt out.

Expansion tank light staying on.

Dash centre missing.

General Comments:

Can you believe I was the only bidder on my 1995 M reg Senator at the West Oxford Police auctions, at £800 I think I stole it.

I transported it home, got a genuine clutch for £60 and fitted it. The car had just been serviced by Surrey Police but had blown the clutch on a road test after 1 mile! So I had no service work to carry out. Put it through an MOT and only failed on 1 front bush and no washers, all rectified for £35. Replaced the spare tyre, mirror and dash centre from a scrap yard for £30 so I had a M reg Senator with a years MOT and tax for under a grand. I must give credit to the Surrey lads as it is mint condition with no dents or scratches, and is even fitted with a unused tow bar.

This is my second ex Police Senator,and my ninth overall, I still have 3 older models being... 1985 2.5 Opel in gold, 1986 3.0 CDi in silver, and a 1987 3.0 CDi in white.

Note, the M reg came with a full service print out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2000

22nd Dec 2000, 17:49

I tried to buy that very car over the phone as I couldn't get to the auction for the sale. It has bugged me that I missed it 'til 2 weeks ago I bought a 95M from Blackbushe direct from Sussex police for a grand, done 142K.

Lovely car, the only fault being a slight whine on the diff. It's nice to catch them straight from Police service, there can't be many left (any ideas which forces still have any?).