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Vauxhall Velox Overview
The Vauxhall Velox is classed as a mid-sized executive car which was produced by the British automobile manufacturing company Vauxhall Motors. This vehicle was in production from 1948 to 1965 and is considered a classic car. This vehicle had a 6-cylinder engine which shared the body of the Vauxhall Wyvern in its earlier years and the Vauxhall Cresta in its later years. The later version had a real American styling influence, and the Velox competed with the likes of the Ford Zephyr. These cars were considered very classy and had a real luxurious feel to both the interior and exterior. They were pretty comfortable, spacious and were a popular car of the era. Does this sound anything like your experience of this car?
Vauxhall Velox History
The first generation LIP (1948-51) was available with a 2.3L engine which had 6-cylinders and overhead valves. This car had some mod cons for its time, including heating and a radio. This version shared the body with the less luxurious Vauxhall Wyvern.
The second generation EIP (1951-57) version was slightly larger and also shared its body with the Wyvern. The EIP was replaced with the EIPV in 1952 and had a facelift in 1955.
The third generation PA (1957-60) gives the Velox a new look, and had a real American styling influence which was uncommon on the European market. It had a facelift in 1959. It had another facelift in 1961, calling it the PA SX.
The fourth generation (1962-65) made the car much longer than previous versions. The two larger engines were introduced on this version. Production ceased in 1965 and meant the end of the Velox.
The Vauxhall Velox was available in 2.3, 2.6 and 3.3L petrol engines, depending on which generation. The smaller engines were more economical, offering up to 25mpg which wasn't to bad. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy?
The Vauxhall Velox was available with a 3-speed manual gearbox. What did you think of the performance of the gearbox on your car? You can look for the Velox gearbox parts you need for your vehicle at our Vauxhall gearbox section.
You can find Vauxhall Velox parts at Breakeryard, at very low prices. These parts can be very hard to come by, but our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models. Either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Velox parts page to locate the exact parts you need.