Vauxhall Cresta PA, Alpine Green & Glade Green

Vauxhall Cresta PA, Alpine Green & Glade Green

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Vauxhall Cresta PA, Alpine Green & Glade Green

Limited Edition

£27.99

Item Code: VA06412

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Vauxhall Cresta PA, Alpine Green & Glade Green.

Vauxhall launched the PA Series Velox/Cresta range in October 1957 using the dual names to donate what was effectively different trim levels for the same car. The more expensive Cresta featured two-tone paint, whitewall-tyres, more chrome and other luxury features but cost £715 (£1073.17s with tax) when launched, £60 more than the Velox. They were mechanically identical however, and remained so when substantially updated in 1960 with a host of mechanical and stylistic changes including a new larger straight-6 engine, bigger curved radiator grille and single-piece rear-window. The revised range was replaced by the more soberly styled PB in October 1962 after a total of 173,764 PAs had been produced at Vauxhall's Luton plant.

The car modelled was first purchased from Manchester-based Vauxhall dealer Sid Abrams by Horace Swift and registered in Salford on May 1st 1962. He sold the car to second owner, Oldham-based George Holland, on September 21st 1964 and he sold the car to current custodian Stephen Bottomley from Huddersfield on April 15th 1985. At this time it had covered around 35,000 miles and was in good original condition. Stephen used it regularly until 1996 when he locked the wheels while braking to avoid a car that had pulled out and, although he didn't impact anything, twisted the front subframe and front suspension because of the sheer braking force. This eventually triggered a complete strip down and restoration which was completed in 2005.

  • Engine: 2651cc 6IL OHV
  • Power: 95bhp@4600rpm
  • Torque: 139lb.ft@1600rom
  • Maximum speed: 95mph
  • 0-60 mph: 15.2secs
  • Weight: 2688Lbs

 

Vauxhall Trademarks used under license to Hornby Hobbies Ltd.

 

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Scale 1:48
Limited Edition Yes
Length 105mm
Age Suitability 14+

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Fins that catch the eye.

An amazing model in two tone green, highlighted by the chrome around the bodywork, bumpers and windows. The fins complete what was an eye dazzling design by Vauxhall. A radical departure from the mediocre Vauxhall designs. Congratulations Corgi.

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A True 50's Classic

In the second half of the 1950's Vauxhall had adopted the extrovert styling found in American cars of the day and the PA Cresta is the epitome of British response to the big, be-finned cars from across the Atlantic.
This Cresta is one of Vanguards finest miniatures capturing the transatlantic styling in detail. The two tone paintwork that was a trademark of these big Vauxhalls is beautifully applied with clean lines where the colours meet. The interior is wonderfully accurate with the wide bench seat, column mounted gear shift and chrome horn ring.
Fortunately the Vanguards model does not start to fall apart with rust after six months (an unwelcome feature of the real thing). The model makes a welcome return in this striking colour scheme and represents very good value for a model of this quality. ... Read more

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