Vauxhall Heritage, part of the collection dispersed by Brightwells

Vauxhall Heritage, part of the collection dispersed by Brightwells

This weekend, Aguttes sold part of the Peugeot and Citroën collections. However, it is not only France where PSA offers a chance. Indeed, across the Centre, Brightwells sells more than ten cars from the Vauxhall Heritage collection.

Why are you talking about it? The sale is done entirely online. It started this morning at 11 am, French time, and the hammer will fall on Friday at 18 pm, still Paris time. You get it here. Note that all cars are offered with no reserve price, which can provide a great opportunity for enthusiasts.

Vauxhall Heritage Collection

Before we get into the sale in more detail, let’s take a moment to talk about the Vauxhall Heritage. Unlike the Peugeot Adventure which offers a museum section (which we show you here), the Vauxhall Heritage collection is a collection of around 80 cars carefully preserved in a section of the brand’s headquarters in Luton.

Cars are carefully stored and maintained there, covering the entire history of the brand. There is one of the first cars from the Vauxhall factory in the London area, which will give its name to the brand, as well as several Holden or Opel models that are the modern history of the brand.

The collection continues at the beginning of next year, and it has been decided to make space in the process, by selling 11 cars.

cars for sale

We are very far from the glory offered by the sale of Aguttes, in abundance and in nature, but an educated amateur will probably be able to find what he is looking for, or, if not, find a good offer in a recent event.

The cars for sale are parts that either require more extensive restoration than Vauxhall Heritage can provide, or replicas, or again, let’s face it, cars of…relative (but not necessarily non-existent) historical interest. ).

14/40 Type M of 1924

This is the car you saw on the cover. It has been in the Vauxhall Heritage collection since 1998 and the car’s history has been reconstructed to 1925. The engine needs a complete overhaul and the car part has been broken. It is estimated between 12,000 and 16,000 pounds (13,000 to 17,500 euros).

1931 Bedford WHB with 14 seats

Yes it is a bus, and yes it is a Bedford, Vauxhall branch. Vauxhall Heritage bought from Arlington Motor Company, its first owner (!) in 1999. It has already been restored in the past, but the new changes seem to be important. It is estimated at 10,000 and 12,000 pounds (11,000 to 13,000 euros).

1934 ASY Light Six

ASY Light Six is ​​one of the first cars to meet the criteria set by GM, after taking control of the English brand. Small world, this car was first registered near my home in Gloucestershire. It needs a good mechanical repair and is estimated between 3000 and 5000 pounds (3300 to 5500 euros).

Type H 10/4 from 1938

This car, nicknamed Duchess it was given to Vauxhall Heritage by its sole owner, who bought it in 1938. It is complete and in very original condition. It requires extensive restoration and is estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds (2,200 to 3,300 euros).

Victor Break “FC” series 1966

This car needs a lot of work, between the brake system to be redone and a rusty undercarriage. Estimates are relatively low, in fact, running between 3000 and 4000 pounds (3300 to 4400 euros).

Chevette L from 1981

The British version of the City Kadett stands out from its Teutonic cousin with its front face. The model proposed here is in its juice, but full, and without lace. With its full history for a car of this age, it is estimated between 4000 and 5500 pounds (4400 to 6000 euros).


This is where the best bargains are likely to be found, considering the prices on the UK market for cars under thirty years old. However, considering the period in question, it is not exactly gender stereotypes that are given.

1997 Combination

Probably the car with the least sex appeal of the strip. However, it is one of the rare examples to survive rust and bearing. The more observant will have seen it back during the presentation of the latest generation. Not surprisingly, the estimate is very low, between 800 and 1000 pounds (between 900 and 1100 euros).

Corsa SRi 1.8 from 2004

Where Opel revived the GSi name, Vauxhall took the SRi name out of the closet. This vehicle was used for marketing and media activities across the Channel. It is estimated between 1000 and 2000 pounds (1100 and 2200 euros).

2004 Zafira GSi

This tea-drinking cousin of our Zafira OPC is a vintage car owned by one of the restorers at the Vauxhall Heritage Centre. He sold it to a collector when he changed cars. Despite a full maintenance book, the car is estimated to be around 600 to 1000 pounds (miniature cars have almost disappeared from distribution across the Channel, and the tax doesn’t help them).

Vectra 2.0T from 2007

Very little information is being released on this car, we just know that it has low mileage and is road worthy. Estimates are between 2000 and 4000 pounds (2200 to 4400 euros)

Corsa Black Edition from 2013

There is no specific information about this car, not even a picture! The only thing presented by Brightwells is the price, estimated between 2000 and 3000 lifetime (2200 and 3300 euros).

The cars are scheduled to be shown on video throughout the week on Brightwells website, until Thursday. The offer ends on Friday, so if you like it, check it out.