1957-62 VAUX­HALL PA VELOX/CRESTA

WHY LARKIN LOVES IT – ‘The PA’s stylish to the ex­treme, yet with some ex­tremely ca­pa­ble me­chan­ics un­der the skin!’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 60 YEARS OF MOTORWAYS -

Did any­thing else masspro­duced from a Bri­tish mo­tor fac­tory quite match this won­drous trib­ute to Detroit’s befinned finest?

Imag­ine a pink Cresta, or even a slightly less-adorned Velox, glid­ing its way through smoke-blackened Lancashire streets ready for a blast up the new­ly­opened Preston By­pass, some­thing which would cer­tainly not ruf­fle these cars in the slight­est. Un­der the bon­net would be a well-proven 2262cc six-cylin­der en­gine, which was good for more than 80mph. There was good vis­i­bil­ity through the ‘dog-leg’ wind­screen and you’d get many an en­vi­ous glance as Ford Pop­u­lar af­ter Ford Pop­u­lar dis­ap­peared from from view in your in­te­rior mir­ror.

Ride and com­fort stan­dards were good too, so it wasn’t just the styling that thrilled. What a finned charmer!

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