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1962-1965 VAUXHALL Velox/Cresta PB specifications

1962-1965 VAUXHALL Velox/Cresta PB specifications Classic and Performance Car

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Vauxhall toned things down for the 1962-65 PB generation of Velox and Cresta. There was still a US influence and imposing size, but with a more UK flavour overall. Front disc brakes were standard but the traditional three-speed column-mounted transmission persisted; there was also a three-speed Hydramatic automatic which changed to a two-speed Powerglide in 1965. Futuristic names were then all the rage of course. Initially, the 2651cc six-cylinder engine was carried over from the PA, but this jumped to 3294cc in 1964, the 115bhp providing a much-needed shot of adrenalin.

Production

  • Production:
    87,047
  • Price at launch:
    £805
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,100
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.5secs
  • Top speed:
    92.0mph
  • Power:
    95.0bhp
  • Torque:
    149.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, half-elliptic rear springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual or automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4620mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2740mm
  • Width:
    1750mm
  • Height:
    1490mm
  • Weight:
    1220kgs

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