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Vauxhall Bedford Opel Association
Who are we?
The Viva was introduced as the HA model in 1963 and was Vauxhall’s first venture into the compact engine vehicle range for many years.
Individual in character, it aroused a lot of interest and was an immediate success.
Apart from its’ stylish lines it was obviously designed to be practical rather than trendy; unlike many other ‘compacts’ being produced at that time, the Viva was quite conventional in layout, having a four cylinder water-cooled in-line engine with overhead valves, and later a overhead cam Slant four engine.
(Follow the links below for more on the story of the Vauxhall Viva…..)