The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000

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Lot 19
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1963 Vauxhall Four-Ninety Works Rally Car
Registration no. 4 FTM Chassis no. FBH43000

£ 50,000 - 60,000
US$ 69,000 - 83,000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car
Registration no. 4 FTM
Chassis no. FBH43000
Odometer reading:
MOT expiry date: 6/02/2022

* Genuine Vauxhall works rally car
* Expertly prepared with period-correct classic and modern equipment
* Extensive period and recent competition history


Heralding Vauxhall's entry into the international rally scene, this VX 4/90 is one of three works supported cars that competed in the 1963/64 Monte Carlo, RAC, Tulip and Welsh rallies, and in the 1963 Rally of the Midnight Sun and 1963 Spa-Sofia-Liege.
In recent times, the car ran in the 1997/98/99 Monte Carlo Challenge, the 1998 Classic Marathon, the 200/02/04 Monte Carlo Historique, the 2003 Vauxhall Centenary 1000 mile trial, the 2005 Winter Trial, and the 2007 Rally of the Tests.
Its impeccable rally history qualifications are complemented by a FIVA Identity Card, RAC Competition Log Book, RAC Historic Rally Vehicle Identity Form, FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form and a copy of its original homologation papers.
The engine was originally prepared by the Vauxhall tuning master Bill Blydenstein and it was refreshed by him in 1991.
Sold to a former apprentice of the works team in 1965, the car benefits from servo brakes, a limited slip differential, roll cage, rally seats, full harness belts and period Halda Twinmaster and modern Brantz Rallytimer instruments. With more than £100,000 of receipts on file during the current owners custodianship, this is an opportunity to acquire a proven and ready to rally car that, with its rich heritage, simply could not be reproduced - at any cost.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 83/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 13/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 18/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 4
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The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1963 Vauxhall VX FOUR-NINETY Works Rally Car  Chassis no. FBH43000
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