Vauxhall Heritage Centre


Welcome to the Vauxhall Heritage Centre site. Vauxhall has been continuously producing cars in the UK since 1903, and we are proud to be able to showcase our heritage in our 70-car strong collection, based at the headquarters in Luton. Our heritage vehicles are a working collection with a team of three dedicated to their care and restoration.

The cars within the collection are available for press loans in support of editorial features within specific guidelines, if you have a feature idea and would like to use a heritage vehicle, please contact the press office on 01582 426681 and we will be happy to help.

On this page you will also find information on Vauxhall’s history, right back to the start in 1903, as well as photographs and upcoming heritage events. Our biggest event of the year is our annual open day, a free event suitable for the whole family held in the summer, so watch this space for the 2016 date!

Vauxhall takes part in the 2015 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

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Tapping into a more youthful market was seen as a key contributor to restoring Vauxhall’s fortunes in the mid-Seventies. The Viva HC was already five years old, and wasn’t due for replacement, so Vauxhall adopted GM’s T-car platform and created a unique model for the UK, which only shared its windscreen, brakes and front suspension with its European Kadett-badged cousin.

That car was the Chevette, and while it was smaller than the Viva, offered buyers more versatility thanks to its hatchback design (a saloon and estate were also introduced in 1976) and improved packaging. ...