1970-1979 VAUXHALL Viva HC specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic and Performance Car
Little changed underneath the Viva HC when it appeared in 1970, for the engines and platform were carried over from the HB. However, the bodies – available as saloons, estates and coupés – were restyled for the new decade, adopting a square-cut style (on the saloons) more reminiscent of the HA than the HB. Within a few years, a range of new engines was introduced; 1256cc, 1759cc and 2279cc. To make the higher-powered cars stand out, they were badged as Magnums from 1973, the coupés were also known by this name for just over a year as well.
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Independent, coil spring, wishbone
Live axle located by lower trailing arms and diagonal upper arms, coil springs