The Vauxhall motor car company
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Founding of the Vauxhall motor car company
In 1857 Alexander Wilson founded the company and was Originally named Alex Wilson and Company it then then changed to Vauxhall Iron Works which had built pumps and engines. The company was based in an area called Vauxhall in South London from where the company took its name.
History Timeline of Vauxhall Cars
The following company information and history timeline details the dates of major events which influenced the growth of the business.
1857: Alexander Wilson founded the company
1903: In 1903 the first car was built. Later a better design was developed and made available for sale.
1905: In 1905 they moved their production to Luton trading as trade under Vauxhall Iron Works
1907: The name of the company changed to Vauxhall Motors
1925: GM (General Motors) bought Vauxhall
1929: This was the year of the Wall Street crash which started the Great Depression and the car business was badly affected
1930 - 1939: As the economy recovered from the stock market crash Motor Car companies thrived and less wealthy people began to purchase motor vehicles
1939 - 1945: WW11. Production and design of motor cars basically ceased as all manufacturing resources became involved with the war effort. During World War two, Vauxhall designed the Churchill tank as car production had been suspended
1960: In 1960 the company expanded and opened a manufacturing plant in Ellesmere Port. The most popular models of the 1960's were the Viva and the Victor
1970s: Most Vauxhall styles were based on models made by Opel in Germany including such models as the Corsa, Astra, Vectra and Omega. Opel models are also sold under other GM brand names, such as Vauxhall in the UK
1975: By 1975 two models, the Chevette and the Cavalier, were competing with Ford Motors
1979: Vauxhall moved into the hatchback market with its Astra range of cars that replaced the Vauxhall Viva
1980's: The MK2 Cavalier was Vauxhall's most inportant model of the 80s.
1986: Sponsorship - Vauxhall sponsored the Football Conference, the highest non-league division of English football from 1986 until 1998.
1986: The Carlton re-launched and was voted European Car of the Year
1989: The Calibra coupe was launched
1991: The Astra was re-launched
1993: The Nova was axed in favour of the Corsa. The Cavalier was one of the best selling Vauxhall cars
1994: GM ceased production of Bedford vehicles which had been Vauxhall's commercial vehicles (vans, trucks and lorries). Bedford Van production continued at Luton under the Vauxhall name
1995: Vauxhall adopted the Vectra nameplate
2000: The updated Corsa was launched
2002: The second generation Vectra went on sale
2006: The Zafira in 2006 was Britain's 10th best selling car
The griffin emblem of Vauxhall
The griffin emblem, which is still used today, comes from the coat of arms of Faulke de Breaute who was a medieval mercenary soldier. King John granted the Manor of Luton for his services in the thirteenth century and he he also had the rights to land south of the Thames. He built a house called Fulk's hall which, as time went by, became known as Vauxhall. Vauxhall Motors used the emblem for Vauxhall to emphasise its links to the local area where the company originated.
What models and types of cars and automobiles does the Vauxhall motor car company produce?
The models and types of cars and automobiles produced by the company include those detailed on the following list. Whether you enjoy comparing cars and autos, want to conduct some research before you buy a new car or a used car or finally an automobile enthusiast who loves fast, cool, new, old, vintage, classic, antique, sports, top, muscle or exotic cars we have the info you are searching for! Select the automobile you are interested in and click the link for access to an online overview of this Vauxhall vehicle with car guides, online facts, information, statistics, specs, specifications, design details and ratings of cars and autos.
Cars and Autos Index
|10-4 (1937–1947)||12-4 (1937–1946)||14-6 (1939–1948) |
|14 and 14/40 (1922–1927)||20/60 (1927–1930) ||23/60 (1922–1926)|
|25 (1937–1940)||25/70 (1926–1928)||30/98 E-type (1913–1922)|
|A-type (1911–1914)||B-type (1911–1914)||C-type "Prince Henry" (1911–1913)|
|D-type (1912–1922) ||Agila (2000-present)||Albany |
|Astra (1980-present)||Belmont (1986-1991)||Cadet (1931-1933)|
|Calibra (1990-1997) ||Carlton (1978–1994)||Cavalier (1975–1995)|
|Chevette (1975–1984)||Corsa (1993-present)||Cresta (1954–1972)|
|Envoy ||Epic ||Equus (1978 concept)|
|Firenza (1970–1975) ||Frontera (1991–2004, rebadged Isuzu MU Wizard) ||Insignia (2008-present)|
|Magnum (1973-1978)||Monaro (2001–2005)||Monterey (1994–1999, rebadged Isuzu Trooper) |
|Meriva (2002-present)||Nova (1983-1993)||Omega (1994-2003)|
|Royale (1978-1986), rebadged Opel Senator||Senator (1978-1994)||Signum (2003-2008)|
|Silver Aero (1983 concept)||Silver Bullet (1976 concept)||Six (1933–1938)|
|SRV (1970 concept)||T and T80 (1930–1932)||Tigra (1994-present)|
|Vectra (1995-present)||Velox (1948–1965)||Ventora (1968–1972) |
|Viceroy (1978-1982), rebadged Opel Commodore||Victor (1957–1972)||Viscount (1966–1972)|
|Viva (1963–1979) ||VX220 (2001-2005)||VX4/90 (1961–1972)|
|VX Lightning (concept - became VX220)||Wyvern (1948–1957) ||Zafira (1999-present)|
| ||Vauxhall VXR8 (2007-present) || |
|Bedford Beagle (1964–1973)||Bedford Astramax (1984-1992)||Bedford CF Van |
|Bedford Midi||Bedford Dormobile||Sintra (1997-1999, rebadged Chevy Venture)|
|Bedford Rascal (1986–1993, rebadged Suzuki Supercarry) ||Arena (1997-2000, rebadged Renault Trafic)||Combo (1999-present) |
|Movano (1999-present)|| ||Vivaro (2001-present)|
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