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1951-1957 VAUXHALL Velox/Cresta E specifications


Moving upmarket from the Wyvern were Vauxhall’s Velox and Cresta, six-cylinder models with considerably enhanced creature comforts. Launched in 1951, the monocoque-construction Velox had a 2275cc engine and Chevrolet-inspired looks, with a significant amount of chrome on the exterior. After one year, a 2262cc engine made an appearance; although smaller in capacity, it had more power (from 58bhp to 64 or 69bhp). The Cresta joined the line-up in 1954 as an even more prestigious model; from the outside it could be distinguished by its two-tone paint.

Production

  • Production:
    251,800
  • Price at launch:
    £803
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,250
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £800

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    20.9secs
  • Top speed:
    80.0mph
  • Power:
    55.0bhp
  • Torque:
    106.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4382mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2616mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1613mm
  • Weight:
    1021kgs

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