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1970-1979 VAUXHALL Viva HC specifications

1970-1979 VAUXHALL Viva HC specifications Classic 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.

Production

  • Production:
    640,863
  • Price at launch:
    £783
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,400
  • Price (good):
    £1,000
  • Price (average):
    £450
  • Price (project):
    £100

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    20.6secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    60.0bhp
  • Torque:
    87.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle located by lower trailing arms and diagonal upper arms, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4110mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2460mm
  • Width:
    1640mm
  • Height:
    1350mm
  • Weight:
    817kgs

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