No idea** why GM plonked a Vauxhall badge on these. Perhaps they didn't want to upset/please Les.
**It's them mrktng mthrfckrs again yeah?
At the other end of the power/cc scale, a Microcar Virgo Prestige SE. Enormous fun or terrifying ordeal? WLD LIKE 2 KNO
E280. W124. WLD.
They used the cheapest available paint for the Royal Mail production run I'm sure.
Oh boy, these have disappeared so fast. A work colleague of mine put nearly 225,000 miles on his before it fell to bits.
I had a nice chat with the owner; she bought it in 1970 at which point it had been stored for the previous 24 years. She and her husband restored it and subsequently used it.. and still do. They drove it from London to Argyll in 1998, a journey that took 4 days; of course, no dollywobbler/catsinthewelder-stylee video footage exists. Fortunately I HAZ IMAGINATION. Unrestored since the '70s, the patina is lovely but doesn't really show in this photo, soz.