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1975-1984 VAUXHALL Chevette specifications

1975-1984 VAUXHALL Chevette specifications Classic and Performance Car

When launched in 1975, the Chevette combined the GM T-Car platform that had proved so successful in Germany as the Opel Kadett, and the willing Viva engine/transmission package. It was a very competent small car that was offered in saloon, hatchback and estate car form. The ‘droopsnoot’ styling proved to be a Vauxhall styling signature for a decade, and set them apart from their German counterparts. Easy to drive, and tidy handlers, the Chevette proved popular enough to stay in production until 1984 – long after it was supposed to be replaced by the Astra.

Production

  • Production:
    415,608
  • Price at launch:
    £1,650
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,200
  • Price (good):
    £750
  • Price (average):
    £500
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.5secs
  • Top speed:
    90.0mph
  • Power:
    56.0bhp
  • Torque:
    66.0lb/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

  • Length:
    3945mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2395mm
  • Width:
    1570mm
  • Height:
    1308mm
  • Weight:
    860kgs

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