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1966 Vauxhall Cresta De Luxe [PCD]

1966 Vauxhall Cresta [PCD] in '71, Movie, 2014 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1966 Vauxhall Cresta De Luxe [PCD]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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police car fan NL

2015-05-18 19:04

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rjluna2 US

2015-05-18 19:29

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Vauxhall Cresta? :think:

Link to "en.wikipedia.org"

Sunbar UK

2015-05-18 20:25

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Yes Cresta Deluxe [PC]

dsl SX

2015-05-18 22:24

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Fake plate - never issued.

Buc84 US

2015-05-23 20:00

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Ironically,the very first RHD British car I can ever recall seeing was one of these,near Shannon Intl. Airport,1972. (Plane was stopping to refuel,we passed over a road on approach,and one of these was passing by. I recall it was Blue. Odd the things one remembers!!!)

BigKev EN

2015-11-28 00:56

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Might be a Viscount with the awful two-speed auto?

dsl SX

2015-11-28 01:26

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No - this is solid as Cresta Deluxe. Viscount had different grille - finer pattern and black infill. But it did have the same automatic option - was it really only 2-speed? My vague memory is a 3-speed which might have later become a 4-speed.

Sunbar UK

2015-11-28 12:09

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A quick look does show the 'Powerglide' automatic transmission as an option in the 1966 brochures in place of either column-change or floor-change manual gearboxes.

The GM Powerglide from memory was a two speed unit that depended heavily on the torque-converter to get a barely acceptable performance.

Link to "vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com"

I cannot find currently, if it changed at a later date however. Later brochures mention a "super-smooth GM automatic transmission" which may still be the Powerglide box or possibly a different unit.

edit: Later 1971 model year PC Viscounts were "fitted with the 3-speed 'Strasbourg' auto then in use by the parent company General Motors."


-- Last edit: 2015-11-28 12:32:02

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