London Classic Car Show 2017: Vauxhall SRV

Hi guys,

Today we will be looking at a car from the London Classic Car Show that I think deserves a blog post all to itself: The 1970 Vauxhall SRV.

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The SRV (Styling Research Vehicle) was a concept car that was designed by Wayne Cherry to be a four seat sports car, akin to the Lamborghini Espada, that was based off of the long tail LeMans cars of the time.

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To say it looks ahead of it’s time is an understatement. When I first laid on eyes on it I assumed it was a concept from the early 1980s not 1970. Next to the cars Vauxhall were producing at the time it must have looked out of this world!

The car also has a lot of features that are more attributed to modern day super cars than cars from the 1970s. It has an adjustable aerofoil in the nose to increase/decrease downforce and a drivers seat that was fixed to the base of the car with an adjustable pedal box and steering wheel the save weight on having runners under the seats.

The interior is quite unusual. The centre console is clear and the instruments are in a pod on the inside of the drivers door. Also note the vast array of buttons by the drivers right arm.

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The car was originally designed to run Vauxhall’s Slant Four engine but in a transverse configuration. A transverse gearbox was never built for the car however, so it could not move under it’s own power.

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I hope you enjoyed having a little look at this unusual Vauxhall concept. I think there needs to be a model made if it, don’t you? If you would like to see more of these posts make sure to follow this blog or follow me on the following social media platforms

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One Response to London Classic Car Show 2017: Vauxhall SRV

  1. Interesting article, thanks!

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