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Corgi VA09809 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 SRi 130, Platinum
Product code: BA9336
A Detailed Limited Edition Die-Cast Scale
The Adult Collector.
Suitable for Children 14 years +
Vauxhall got ahead of Ford by launching
their fresh new front-wheel-drive 'J-car', as it was known internally,
in Autumn 1981 when Ford's new Sierra was still almost a year away. It
was an immediate sales hit, being handsome, robust, reliable and great
to drive. Vauxhall pulled the rug from under Ford again by announcing
the injected 1.8-litre SRi in 1982 and suddenly every sales rep Europe
wide had a new purpose in life, to own an SRi. Its lightweight but
strong and discreetly aerodynamic bodyshell made the best use of the new
engine's power and allowed this genuinely rapid saloon to be fairly
economical while alloy wheels, spoilers, graphics and bucket-seats
provided showroom appeal.
The 2-litre SRi 130 was introduced in 1987
and has become a cult classic today. The example modelled was originally
owned by Len Balls, Service Manager at Cowies Vauxhall in Bury St
Edmunds, Suffolk, where it was originally registered on 6th August 1987.
He serviced it meticulously for fifteen years then sold it to an
enthusiast who dry-stored it for three years. Current owner,
Cleethorpes-based Mk2cav.com member Darren Cox, bought it in 2005 and in
October 2006 embarked on a detailed restoration to a better than new
standard using as many original components as possible. The finished
car, known amongst his family as 'Champers' because of its champagne
colour, has still only covered 55,000 miles and is considered to be one
of the UK's best.
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