1957-62 VAUXHALL VELOX/CRESTA PA
the Ultimate British exponent of fins and chrome
Vauxhall managed two huge goals in the open net of fin-dom in 1957 – the scaleddown American-style Victor F-series and the stunning form of the PA Cresta, with its only slightly less chrome-laden Velox variant. You could even get a PA in pink.
These glamorous cars were extremely well engineered, with fine flexible engines and plenty of power. The engine was easy to work on, too, and the interior fittings were of extremely good quality.
The PA, which was also available as a factoryapproved estate car converted by Friary of Basingstoke, received an upgrade in 1960 with engine capacity increased from 2262cc to 2650cc, a diiferent dash and slightly raised fins.