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    Freshman Member rallyelwood's Avatar
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    rallyelwood with a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate

    Hallo all.

    I have recently bought a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate. The first thing I did was to road trip it home about 600 km in winter weather. I'm no stranger to old cars, many years back me and my brother rescued a 1958 Ford 101E Anglia from 12 years of neglect. In my "stable" I have now the Vauxhall and a 1984 Saab 99 with T16-engine (see and I'm building a super 7 replica together with my brother.

    The plans for the Vauxhall is to use it as a daily, experiencing the classic car life and do a rolling restoration with a touch of mechanical restomod. Right now though, I have to replace the generator (an alternator is going in) because it broke during the trip home (many batteries were used), and I will try to winter proof it better. The door seals are perished so the modest heat that the heater manages to produce quickly escapes. Extra thick clothes and a blanket over the legs are necessary at the moment.

    Henning, Sweden


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    Re: rallyelwood with a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate

    Welcome to the BCF Rallyewood,

    I am sure that you will find good help from the huddled masses who habituate this site, and it sounds like you will be able to help others with their projects as well. With your lack of daylight in the winter, I hope that those headlights can show you the way. I know that my eyes no longer do as well in the dark.

    Be sure to keep us posted with your progress, and enjoy the ride.
    Dave Reese
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    Re: rallyelwood with a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate

    Welcome to the BCF Henning! You've come to the right place.

    Sounds like you have some interesting projects to keep you busy during the cold and dark weather.

    Thanks for posting the pic of the Victor. I'm pretty sure that I've never seen one before. Congrats on the road trip even if several batteries had to die to make it possible!
    Reid Trummel
    Editor, HEALEY MARQUE magazine

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    Re: rallyelwood with a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate

    Welcome.I've had many,many English Fords over the years.
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    Great Pumpkin JPSmit's Avatar
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    Re: rallyelwood with a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate

    Lovely and welcome! I am about the only other Vauxhall owner here (Viva GT) I love the wagon though - more interesting even than the sedan.

    keep us posted!
    John-Peter Smit
    1976 MG Midget
    1969 Vauxhall Viva GT
    1958 Fiat Multipla (Barn art)

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    Re: rallyelwood with a 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate

    Welcome aboard! From the picture, she looks to be in pretty decent shape?
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