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1968-1970 VAUXHALL Viva GT specifications

1968-1970 VAUXHALL Viva GT specifications Classic and Performance Car

The Viva Brabham was a half-hearted effort at injecting some vigour into the HB range but the same couldn’t be said of the 1968 Viva GT. For this was a storming machine that gave the Viva a heady degree of sportiness absent before. To achieve this, Vauxhall dropped in the 1975cc engine from the Victor, adorned with twin carburettors and mated with a close ratio gearbox. This unleashed 104 horses on the small car, giving 100mph. The suspension was uprated, while bonnet scoops, a black grille, black bonnet and contrasting white body made it look the part. Vauxhall’s equivalent of the Lotus Cortina.

Production

  • Production:
    4606
  • Price at launch:
    £1,062
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,600
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.4secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    104.0bhp
  • Torque:
    117.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    independent, coil springs, wishbone, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    live axle located by parallel links, coil springs, Panhard rod
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4100mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2430mm
  • Width:
    1594mm
  • Height:
    1390mm
  • Weight:
    925kgs

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