VotW – Vauxhall Viceroy Returns to Luton

Our video this week comes from our friends over at Take to the Road. In fact, the featured car, a Vauxhall Viceroy, belongs to the site’s own Niall Julian. He told me this about his car and the video:

I own a 1982 Vauxhall Viceroy, a car that I doubt many in N America have ever heard of, despite the General Motors connection. It was a mid range luxury saloon, based on the Opel Commodore C from West Germany. The car was first registered to Vauxhall UK in Luton and a couple of weeks ago I took the Viceroy back to where its journey first started. I went to the Vauxhall Heritage Centre and also got some shots outside the factory in Luton.

How could I resist a car going back to its home?

In the article on Take to the Road, Niall has this to say about the Heritage Centre.  Looks like a fascinating place.

The Vauxhall Heritage Centre houses Vauxhall’s heritage fleet, a fantastic array of the companies vehicles from as early as 1903 to as late as 2008. The centre isn’t open to the public (they do have a few open days during the year), but I was very fortunate to get an invite. Having a rare Viceroy that was first registered to Vauxhall Motor Company Ltd in 1982 helps a lot!

A great video, great article, and it looks like a great time.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.