Cross-sec­tioned As­tra

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - ]

A small garage has be­come an in­ter­net hit since ac­quir­ing and ad­ver­tis­ing a unique cross-sec­tioned Vauxhall As­tra Mk II from the 1980s, with just seven miles on its clock.

Four Crosses Garage in Shrews­bury has gen­er­ated 100,000 views on the busi­ness’s eBay web­site. A nor­mal ad for the firm gen­er­ates just hun­dreds of hits.

Di­rec­tor and classic car col­lec­tor Lawrence Wells tells CCW: ‘I bought it think­ing it would be a good mar­ket­ing tool. I put it on for £5000 be­cause you have to put a price on items, but it’s gen­er­ated so much in­ter­est in the busi­ness I may keep it or sell it for a lot more if the re­ac­tion is any­thing to go by.’

The As­tra hatch­back was sec­tioned by a youth team at Ellesmere Port, Vauxhall’s pro­duc­tion head­quar­ters. It’s pos­si­ble the car could have been shown at the 1986 Bri­tish Mo­tor Show at the NEC in Birm­ing­ham.

The car has never been run hav­ing been chopped as it came off the pro­duc­tion line.

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