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About Vauxhall

Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. It is a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (GM), and is part of GM Europe. Most current Vauxhall models are right-hand drive derivatives of GM's Opel brand. There are also several performance vehicles coming from Opel Performance Center (OPC), Holden/Holden Special Vehicles in Australia and Lotus Cars of Norfolk, England.

History

Alexander Wilson founded the company in Vauxhall, London in 1857. Originally named Alex Wilson and Company, then Vauxhall Iron Works, the company built pumps and marine engines. In 1903, the company built its first car, a five-horsepower model steered using a tiller, with two forward gears and no reverse gear. This led to a better design which was made available for sale.

To expand its production, the company moved the majority of its production to Luton in 1905. The company continued to trade under the name Vauxhall Iron Works until 1907, when the modern name of Vauxhall Motors was adapted. The company was characterised by its sporting models, but after World War I, designed more austere models.

GM purchase

In 1925, Vauxhall was bought by GM for US$2.5 million. The influence of the American parent was pervasive and together with the Ford Motor Company, Vauxhall's main competitor, led to a wave of American influenced styling in Europe that persisted through to the 1980s. Bedford Vehicles, a subsidiary constructing commercial vehicles, was established in 1930 as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 had made importing American lorries uneconomical.

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4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.4L OHV M-3
        92.0 N·m / 67.9 lb·ft / 67.9 lb·ft
   

Vauxhall Wyvern (1948)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in, 92.0 N·m / 67.9 lb·ft / 67.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 103 km/h / 64 mph / 64 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.4L OHV M-3
26.1 kW / 35.0 hp / 35.0 hp        
   

Vauxhall Wyvern (1951)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1442 cm3 / 88.0 cu in / 88.0 cu in, 26.1 kW / 35.0 hp / 35.0 hp @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.5L OHV M-3
33.9 kW / 45.5 hp / 45.5 hp  104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft
   

Vauxhall Wyvern (1952)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in, 33.9 kW / 45.5 hp / 45.5 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
4-seat
S4   1.5L      M-3
              
   

Vauxhall Wyvern (1955)

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1507 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

  
  
S4   1.5L      M-3
              
   

Vauxhall Wyvern (1956)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1505 cm3 / 91.8 cu in / 91.8 cu in, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

  
  
S4   1.5L      M-3
              
   

Vauxhall Wyvern (1957)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1507 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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