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Vauxhall Magnum (HC). 1973–8 (prod. 640,863 incl. Viva [HC]). 2- and 4-door saloon, 2-door coupé, 3-door estate. F/R, 1256 cm³ (I4 OHV), 1759, 2279 cm³ (I4 OHC). Big-engined HC Viva (1800 and 2300) with nicer interior, twin headlights and sportier trim—hence better looking than mid-Atlantic Viva. Coupés offered till 1975, after which the Firenza droop-snoot model appeared. One rarity: Magnum Sportshatch, which featured the droop-snoot front and a Viva estate rear, of which 197 were made in 1976. Confusingly, New Zealand had 1256 cm³ Magnums with twin headlights from 1976 to 1978. Other than the 1·3, a thirsty car. Values always projected to rise but other than the coupé and Sportshatch, yet to become a collectors’ hit.

Manufacturing location: Luton, England

Marque: Vauxhall | Successor: Vauxhall Cavalier Mk I

q.v. Chevrolet Firenza

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