Here’s the thing: cars badged as ST200s were produced in such low quantity they weren’t typeapproved for registration, meaning an ST200 doesn’t display its designation on the accompanying V5 document. Instead, ST200s are listed as the lesser-potent SuperTouring. This is why paying close attention to the vehicle you’re thinking about buying is absolutely vital.
Genuine ST200s have a unique build number etched into a plaque on their ashtrays. Sadly, this is an easily removable and oftreplicated detail, so do your homework and try to trace the car’s history. Given the ST200’s rarity, you’d be well advised to speak to model experts and current owners. A quick search on Facebook will reveal pages and groups dedicated to the sportier Vectra Bs, so sign up and start asking questions. Somebody is bound to know more about the car you’re looking at than you do.