LIVIN’ LA VIVA LUTON
Restored HB GT unveiled at Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
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