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1966 Vauxhall Cresta Deluxe [PCD]

1966 Vauxhall Cresta [PCD] in Revolt, Movie, 2017 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Built in: ZA — Made for: ZA

1966 Vauxhall Cresta Deluxe [PCD]

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electra225 IT

2017-12-12 19:21

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Vauxhall for me. Which one ? I suspect a Cresta PC.

-- Last edit: 2017-12-12 19:21:47

dsl SX

2017-12-12 19:42

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Agree Cresta PC if Vauxhall, but not sure what other similar GM stuff was available in ZA - eg Holden, local Chevy??

Keats AU

2017-12-13 04:47

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It's definitely not a Holden.

dsl SX

2017-12-13 05:09

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Ok - entered as Cresta. No reference to local build found.

-- Last edit: 2017-12-14 15:07:46

Sunbar UK

2017-12-13 17:32

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When discussing engine sizes 'vauxpedianet' refers to GM South Africa assembling the Viscount PCE from CKD kits with the 5.2 litre Chrysler V8 engine its likely I think they also assembled the Cresta PC.

http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/vauxhall-pc-98000---cresta-viscount (see Model History - Model Year 1966)

-- Last edit: 2017-12-13 17:35:38

dsl SX

2017-12-13 18:04

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Sunbar wrote http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/vauxhall-pc-98000---cresta-viscount (see Model History - Model Year 1966)

At the end of that section it says ZA built the Cresta from April 66, adding the Viscount in September 66 (including their unique version with Chrysler 5.2 litre V8).

Also some detail of NZ [PC] assembly from early 66 until 1971 of the Cresta Standard [PCS], along with imports from UK of Cresta Deluxe, estates, and Viscount.

Plus a useful reminder that Switzerland made Crestas and Viscounts from April and July 1966.

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