LIVIN’ LA VIVA LU­TON

Re­stored HB GT un­veiled at Lan­caster In­sur­ance Clas­sic Mo­tor Show

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We’ve been watch­ing the restora­tion of a Viva HB GT at Vaux­hall’s Her­itage Cen­tre with a keen eye over the past few months, dip­ping in and out of what is es­sen­tially the man­u­fac­turer’s own car mu­seum in order to get a good look at the var­i­ous stages of the build. Ex­pertly put to­gether by Her­itage Cen­tre main men, Andrew Boddy and Terry Forder, the Monza Red two-door has been a labour of love span­ning more than two years, with rare parts (in­clud­ing the car’s Rostyle wheels) com­ing to­gether to form an ex­cep­tional chunk of sporty Vaux­hall orig­i­nally as­sem­bled in 1970.

The car is thought to have been reg­is­tered by Vaux­hall Mo­tors when new, adding even more prove­nance to an al­ready rare Viva. It was un­veiled at the re­cent Lan­caster Mo­tor Show, where it was joined by a replica of Gerry Mar­shall’s Dealer Team Vaux­hall Viva and a choice se­lec­tion of mo­tors from the Her­itage Cen­tre’s col­lec­tion.

The guys have done an amaz­ing job

Andrew Boddy and Terry Forder

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