Classic Car Catalogue

Vauxhall 1963

Victor (FB)
VX 4/90 (FB)
Velox (PB)
Cresta (PB)
Viva (HA) - September

Great Britain

Vauxhall Cresta and Velox PB Saloons. Replacements for the PA models, these variants has body shells similar to the Victor FB and features improved versions of the previous 2651-cc engine, gearbox and suspension. Top of the Vauxhall model range they are more roomy, lighter and slightly lower than their predecessors, with a longer wheelbase. From 1963 Cresta estate car conversion available and higher final drive ratio. Velox is de-specked version of Cresta, recognisable by smaller grille.
In september Victor and VX 4/90 engine enlarged to 1594cc. Optional front disc brakes and a new grille on Victor.
First foray into small car market for Vauxhall is Viva, launched in September with the ultimate in boxy styling, all with two doors. Engine is 44 bhp 1057cc four, giving 80 mph top speed. All synchro gearbox has four speeds and floor shift. Coil spring ifs, semi elliptic rear, rack and pinion steering and drum brakes, or optional front discs. De luxe version has opening rear side windows, better trim and more chrome.

Vauxhall are having a job to keep up with demand on the Viva, while more power and styling changes have been applied to the Victor and VX 4/90 models.
(London report)


Victor and VX 4/90

Victor (FB) (4 cyl, 1508 cc, 50 bhp) - discontinued
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 4in)
 Estate (wb: 8ft 4in)
Victor VX 4/90 (FB) (4 cyl, 1508 cc, 71 bhp) - discontinued
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 4in)
Victor (FB) (4 cyl, 1594 cc, 59 bhp) - September
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 4in)
 Estate (wb: 8ft 4in)
Victor VX 4/90 (FB) (4 cyl, 1594 cc, 75 bhp) - September
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 4in)


Victor Estate Car



VX 4/90

VX 4/90


Velox and Cresta

(PB) (6 cyl, 2651 cc, 95 bhp)
 Saloon (wb: 8ft 11½in)
 Estate Martin Walter (wb: 8ft 11½in)






(HA) (4 cyl, 1057 cc, 44 bhp)
 Saloon (wb: 7ft 7½in)

Viva at Earls Court