1959 Vauxhall Victor FA 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand
FA Victor. You will easily recognise it in a car park!
Clutch servo leaks, brake cylinders leaking, some wiring issues.
I bought this car, having only seen photos and having had (extensive) conversations with its elderly owners. I drove the car, which had hardly been driven for over 10 years, from Geraldton (WA) to Melbourne!
No problems until Norseman, when suddenly the gears became hard to select and the brakes were also losing fluid. Three days later it was back on the road, though the brakes, especially the handbrake, were still iffy. Fortunately, the Nullarbor is mostly flat, and the traffic predictable!
These are fun to drive! The steering is so light, helped by the massive steering wheel. Simple dash, no heater, vinyl bench seats, and no seat belts. The column shift works well, and the engine is tough. But they are fairly basic. Mine was yellow and white; Pretty from a distance, but lots of surface rust.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2015