Gables Service Station
1 July 2005
11,136 miles from new
1958 VAUXHALL VELOX PA FOUR DOOR SALOON
Registartion No. RHJ 653
Chassis No. PAS-43513
Engine No. 43339
Haven Blue with dark blue interior.
Engine: six cylinders in line, overhead valves, 2,262cc, 82.5bhp at 4400rpm; Gearbox: three-speed manual with synchromesh: Suspension: front, independent coil springs, rear, semi-elliptic leaf springs; Brakes: drums all round. Right hand drive.
The PA built upon the successes of Vauxhall's first two Velox models. Introduced in 1957, it offered a far more modern style which borrowed heavily from increasingly popular American design cues, the clearest examples being the fins sported atop the long rear wings and the 'dog leg' C-pillars. Accompanying the new styling, the PA also received a revised engine with a higher compression ratio, which now produced 82.5bhp at the higher peak of 4,400rpm. This was not the only mechanical addition since the new cars also received synchromesh on all three of their gears, as well as a hydraulic clutch.
The original Haven Blue paint worn by this car remains in good condition, as does the interior which is upholstered in dark blue and hardly shows any signs of wear. It can only be described as yet another well-preserved and original example of a car now rarely seen on Britain's roads and with only 11,136 miles showing on the odometer, it has to be considered to be among most unspoilt available anywhere. The car is sold with its old-style buff logbook showing just one owner, and three MoT certificates for years between 1973 and 1977.
three MoT certificates for years between 1973 and 1977.
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