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1973 Vauxhall Viva… untouched since ‘93 - worth it?


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52 minutes ago, cobblers said:

I dug one of those speedos out of my uncles allotment in 1993, and as I kept going we kept finding more and bits of viva including doors, seats, wheels and an engine. All just buried.

I hope this garage find viva is better than the one I found.

Hmm the plot thickens...

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14 minutes ago, garbaldy said:

I would have to disagree here as the mk1 escort is equally as good looking as the viva, one day I will try and take a picture of them both together.  Back suspension is definitely more refined on the viva.

Yes,but the mk1 escort was in production when the HB Viva was current,and I think the Viva still edges it.

That had the coke bottle styling before Ford too.

I think the GM Styling studio was ahead of Fomoco during this period. 

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1 hour ago, junkyarddog said:

Yes,but the mk1 escort was in production when the HB Viva was current,and I think the Viva still edges it.

That had the coke bottle styling before Ford too.

I think the GM Styling studio was ahead of Fomoco during this period. 

My vote is for the Viva too. And I'd include the Mk 2 Escort as well in this. To my eyes the Escort only looked really well in the sporting models. Other opinions are available! 

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1 hour ago, junkyarddog said:

Agree with that,the HA certainly wasn't a stylish car at all,considering the Vauxhalls of the same era.

Looked like a car a junior was allowed to style during lunch.😂

Maybe, but I loved the boxy shape. My Uncle had one and I loved the space inside, my recollection is roomier than an Anglia. Like the Minor, production of the vans seemed to last forever! The HB was very distinctive for its time and yes, the HC is gorgeous. I've never been a Ford fanboy but I do like the MK1 Escort shape.

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4 hours ago, garbaldy said:

I would have to disagree here as the mk1 escort is equally as good looking as the viva, one day I will try and take a picture of them both together.  Back suspension is definitely more refined on the viva.

A mk 1 is a good looking car no doubt. The difference in relative values however bears no resemblance to the differences in the cars. I like a Ford, I've still got one, but ford tax is obscene.

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4 minutes ago, Matty said:

A mk 1 is a good looking car no doubt. The difference in relative values however bears no resemblance to the differences in the cars. I like a Ford, I've still got one, but ford tax is obscene.

It sure is and I would say all down to rally success however I'm fortunate that my 68 mk1 was exactly one third of the price of the viva.

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Just now, garbaldy said:

Haha there's also the starlet and the colts all 70s motors. Plus other modernish motors which i use to block the oldies in 👍

To be fair the only thing that holds me back is space. Now I'm a bit older with a bit more disposable, I'd be buying everything I could afford if I had the room.

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3 minutes ago, Matty said:

To be fair the only thing that holds me back is space. Now I'm a bit older with a bit more disposable, I'd be buying everything I could afford if I had the room.

You don't need to tell me 🙄 but to be honest 14 cars here and now 7 stored elsewhere is a bit stupid really. 

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