1967 Vauxhall Viscount

1967 Vauxhall Viscount owned by Gordon and Faith McKinnon – Freshly imported from Wellington New Zealand, is this epicture9arlier version of the Viscount (see 1971 Viscount) This photo was taken during the Gladstone Club’s 30th Anniversary rally. The Car made its Australian Rally debut at the Sunshine Coast Vauxhall Rally 2001.

1958 Vauxhall Velox PA

1958 Vauxhall Velox PA Series Owned by Athol and Marjorie Mitchelson  picture8Thirteen years ago, Athol and Marjorie were doing a rally in the Barossa Vally (South Australia) when they spotted this car for sale on the side of the road. . . Nobody could accuse Marjorie of having a negative attitude towards the Velox because she volunteered to drive it home.   Isn’t that an old WW2 song.  “It’s a long way to Burpengary”? (Qld)  The Velox is in completely original condition,  except for the carpet in the front, the Velox had rubber mats

This photo was taken at Gladstone Celebrating the Clubs 30th Anniversary Athol and Marjorie are members of the Queensland Vintage Vehicle association  And the A Vauxhall owners Club of Australia

1927 Vauxhall R type 20/60

1picture71927 Vauxhall R type 20/60 Grafton cabriolet coupe –  Owned by Ron and Joy Capil  Ron and Joys latest acquisition is a 1927 R type 20/60 Grafton cabriolet coupe, to give it its correct title. Coach built body by The Grosvenor Carriage Coy Ltd London. As far as we know, this is the only example of this body style still on the road in Australia with only one other known to exist in the UK. –

The Capil’s purchased the car from Devonport in Tasmania, where it has been since about 1945. It was originally a Victorian car owned by a Queensland cane cutter. It underwent a partial restoration approximately 10 years ago. The mileage on the car at 33,000 is believed to be the genuine mileage the car has travelled.



1954 Vauxhall Vagabond


A Vauxhall owners Club of Australia Car – This vehicle was a one-owner car when Joe and Pat Heipertz purchased it in 1977,  and was completely restored in 1978.  Since that time it has travelled another   77.000 miles.

The exterior colour is Cockatoo Cream, The interior is Front …Red leather, and vinyl in the rear. Heater fitted.  The engine has been re-bored to 3 1/4′ Laycock De Normanville A-type overdrive Fitted. Owners Joe and Pat Heipertz of Deception Bay -Queensland


1971 Vauxhall Viscount PCE


Ron and Joy Capils  1971 Vauxhall Viscount Model PCE


One of the last in the line of large  Vauxhalls and a continuation of the PA & PB Velox and Cresta models which were assembled in Australia by GMH between  1958 and 1964.

The PC Model was launched at Earls Court Motor Show in October 1965 as a Cresta and Cresta Deluxe. The Viscount, the most luxurious Vauxhall of the period, was introduced in 1965. Standard fitment included individual reclining front seats, leather upholstery, power windows, vinyl roof, heated rear window and power steering.

The engine is a six cylinder (3.3 litre) 8.5:1 compression ratio. OHV with Zenith carburettor, and develops 124 bhp (net) at 4600 rpm and 174 lb of torque at 2400 rpm.

Various Transmissions were available during the models run. Initially, the two speed Powerglide was standard with a four-speed manual as an option. From late 1970 the GM 3 speed automatic replaced the Powerglide. (this was the European equivalent to the Holden Trimatic). The suspension is by coil springs, wishbones and anti-roll bars at the front, with a live axle half elliptic leaf springs and a radius arm at the rear.

This particular example is in original condition, has had two previous owners, and only 55000 miles. It was a New Zealand new import, first registered on !st march 1971.

Ron and Joy brought this car to Australia in March 1966.

The PC Vauxhall was a popular model in New Zealand with the basic Cresta being assembled by General Motors. All Cresta Deluxe and Viscount models were imported fully assembled from the Luton factory in England. An Estate model was also available in the UK. But unaware if any going to New Zealand..

The PC continued in production until late 1972. No changes were made to the body were made during the 7 years of production, however, some minor mechanical trim and fittings did occur. In Total, 53,012 Cresta’s were produced and 7,025 Viscounts.

The PC was not replaced in Vauxhalls model range until 1978 when the Viscount Royale was released. This was a re-badged Opel Senator.

Vauxhall Motors is now an assembler of GM designs, mainly Opels. A number of them are identical to the current imported Holden Models.

There are 19 PC model Vauxhalls currently registered with the Vauxhall owners Club of Australia.