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31st March 2023
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Vauxhall Cars – 1945 to 1995

Please run this release immediately, with the following header – Vauxhall Cars – 1945 to 1995


A comprehensive pictorial history of all Vauxhall cars produced from 1945 up to and including models in production in 1995. This really is the ‘go-to’ publication if you need to compare your Vivas, Victors, Ventoras or Viceroys!
Breaking down the many models into several chapters, this is a trip down memory lane for any postwar car enthusiast. Comprehensively illustrated, the book includes line drawings, black & white plus colour period photographs, together with interior detail. All models are covered along with sports derivatives, limited editions, vans, estates, coupes. It includes a section on motor sport achievements and TV/movie appearances. Contemporary factory advertising slogans used is key throughout. Complimenting the historical content, technical specifications, key production changes and build figures are also detailed.
Trevor Alder has been driving Vauxhalls and Opels for many years and has previously written and compiled several Vauxhall/Opel publications from his massive self-indexed magazine archive. The research for this book suggests this a bookshelf-must for anyone interested in a slice of Britain's motoring heritage.

Vauxhall Cars by Trevor Alder

ISBN: 9781787115934
UPC: 6-36847-01593-0


£19.99(UK), $30.00(US), $40.00(CAN)

• Illustrated history of all Vauxhall cars produced between 1945 and 1995
• Brief history of each specific model with key production changes
• Each model fully described with several annotated illustrations
• Comprehensive technical specification for each model: dimensions, weights, engines, performance
• Includes car-derived vans
• Key achievements in motorsport
• TV show and movie appearances described
• Both interior and exterior diagrams and photographs
• Media advertising slogans for each model
• Comprehensive index


Born in the 1960s, Trevor Alder was raised and educated in Essex, England and was eagerly involved in the family horticultural business from a young age. He moved on to become a technical author in the data communications business, employed first by Marconi then BT in his home town of Ipswich. He now works in the electricity distribution industry.
Trevor has been an eager collector of historical printed material from a young age, which has led on to the publication of several books. His collection includes full runs of several UK motoring magazines dating back 90 years, as well as a collection of early Range Rovers.

In 2006 he and his father self built a six-wheel Land Rover which they drove to the Sahara desert and back. Trevor was also responsible for the Transport Source Books road-test reprint book series back in the 1990s.
He is married with grown up children, and enjoys photography, cycling and a new hobby: driving his electric cars.
Place of birth: Chelmsford • Hometown: Ipswich • Nearest city: Norwich

V5593 • Paperback • 21x14.8cm • 160 pages • 339 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-93-4 • UPC: 6-36847-01593-0
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