Club’s bid to get 50 Viva GTs to show
Vauxhall Viva clubs are joining forces to gather 50 examples of the rare GT to mark the model’s half century.
And they have their work cut out, according to Viva Outlaws club chairman, Guy Turner. He says: ‘ There are only about 80 worldwide. To be honest it’s a pipe dream but if we can do this it would be fantastic, and we’re going to try our best!
‘Perhaps we should aim for 30, the number of examples on the road, but you never know.’
The Viva GT was introduced in 1968 with the two-litre from the FD Victor, close ratio gearbox, twin Stromberg carburettors and improved brakes. Some were even delivered with matt black bonnets. By the time production ended in 1970, 4606 examples had been built.
The Vauxhall Viva Owners’ Club and the Viva Drivers’ Club are joining forces to root out GTs for a gathering at next year’s Vauxhall Bedford Opel Association Rally at the Market Harborough Showground, Leicestershire.
Guy adds: ‘ There are some GTs in New Zealand and a few in Canada. Maybe we could get them along!’ All GTs are welcome, whatever their condition.
Now for another 46! Four GTs feature in this shot from the VBOA Rally along with an even rarer Brabham.