the Ul­ti­mate Bri­tish ex­po­nent of fins and chrome

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Of The Vauxhall Velox & Cresta Pa -

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.

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