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1970/73 Vauxhall Firenza [Canadian version]


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In a neighbourhood I know quite well... I just happened to be wandering up a street I've never been been along before and spotted it in the parking lot of an apartment building...


I know it's not an exciting sports car or exotic car, but certainly in Canada a rather rare British sedan, they were sold here from 1970 to 1973 and were considered a car people would rather forget due to some reliability issues... This one has current license plates all up to date, but I suspect the same person has owned the car for many years as the plate has an older number pattern... It's in decent shape, but all four tires were quite soft so it's hard to say if it's been driven lately...


Probably does since that is what it is (can you say "badge engineering"?)
Still it is neat to see a survivor like that!


Great Pumpkin
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Saw the notch back version on Sat. Lowered, fat tires, and a young kid driving it


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Opel was my first thought too when I first saw it at a distance...


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These were a viable alternative to the Ford Escort. Different nose styling from an Opel, was originally the HC Viva in he UK.... 2300cc version was pretty potent. I like them.
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