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1978-1986 VAUXHALL Carlton/Viceroy specifications


The rapid Opelization of the Vauxhall continued apace throughout the 1970s, and with the arrival of the Carlton – a rebranded Opel Rekord – in 1978, it heralded the end of the long-lived Victor range. The 2-litre saloon was solidly engineered and competent to drive, but lacked glamour to take the fight to the Ford Granada and Rover SD1. Six-cylinder Viceroy model (the UK badged Opel Commodore) followed in 1980, and proved even less popular. Find either now, and you’ll be rewarded with a prime slice of German solidity, with a dash of Luton homeliness.

Production

  • Production:
    86,000
  • Price at launch:
    £6,496
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,800
  • Price (good):
    £1,100
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.3secs
  • Top speed:
    104.0mph
  • Power:
    100.0bhp
  • Torque:
    109.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    1120kgs

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