1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

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1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:08 pm

finally got the log book sorted so it time to post some pics up of my new car :)



It’s a 1965 viva ha standard in storm grey with a calypso red interior that’s done 43,000 miles

The car has had 2 previous owners, the last owner was based at raf bentwaters Suffolk bought the car for a cheap run around in 1988, in 1989 he took the car to a local garage where it was left because he couldn’t afford the cost of the repairs it needed.

The car has sat in the garage owners barn since 1989 and has only come up for sale because he is moving house





The car had already been dragged out the barn so unfortunately there are no pics of where it was buried for 23 years :(

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Spare set of wheels fitted to make it easier to move on collection, car sits nice and high and level with new wheels and tyres on :)

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more pics to come :) :)
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby pbottomley » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:12 pm

Looking from the outside that is a standard all right, no trims and sealed rear windows...

well done!!! :coolpics:

The first of the unknown survivors....
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby pbottomley » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:55 am

Flippin eck tucker, lookie what was just found in Sweden

http://www.vauxhallviva.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=18478

Thats another one ...

(anyone not able to see anything using the link would need to have fully paid up membership to access)
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby Paul Dawson » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:39 pm

pbottomley wrote:Flippin eck tucker, lookie what was just found in Sweden

http://www.vauxhallviva.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=18478

Thats another one ...

(anyone not able to see anything using the link would need to have fully paid up membership to access)



I am fully paid up - still can't see anything on the link, it says access not allowed. That's happened a couple of times now - any idea why?
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:26 pm

pbottomley wrote:Flippin eck tucker, lookie what was just found in Sweden

http://www.vauxhallviva.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=18478

Thats another one ...

(anyone not able to see anything using the link would need to have fully paid up membership to access)


Nice find :)

the only other one I’ve come across is this one

it was on eBay in Australia about 6 months ago, owner said if it did not sell then it will be scrapped and it didn’t sell so its probably doesn’t exist anymore :(

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:54 pm

more pics :)


back home on drive

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The standard should not have a heater or screen washer fitted, but this car has, it was either fitted at the dealership as you could buy these items as accessories or at some point in its life someone has fitted the parts from another car

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Luckily the original rubber mats are still with the car hiding in the boot, they could have so easily been thrown away!

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby pbottomley » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:01 pm

Paul Dawson wrote:I am fully paid up - still can't see anything on the link, it says access not allowed. That's happened a couple of times now - any idea why?


YEP very simply because you have not requested access to the private members area you at present only have a Guest account, you need to apply for a Members account using the link at the top of every single page on the forum:

http://www.vauxhallviva.com/forum/contact.php
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby pbottomley » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:03 pm

Is that leopard skins i see in the boot !!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Now for the differences on exterior

No chrome trims around front and rear screens
No stainless gutter trims
No shiney alloy body mouldings
Non opening rear side windows
Painted quarter light frames, not chrome
No model badge on boot


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Interior

No dash top pad
Silver gauge surrounds not chrome
Black window winder/ inner door lock handles
One sun visor
No rear arm rests or ash trays
Plain flat rear side panels
No interior grab handles
No carpets/ full floor rubber mats instead
No boot mat
No sticker on dash
No courtesy light switches
Single colour front door cards
The early thin seats where used in the standard,
with the early type rear seat backrest
No sound deadening
No cardboard trim panels under dash


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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:30 pm

pbottomley wrote:Is that leopard skins i see in the boot !!!! :lol: :lol:


Period leopard print seat covers :), they won't be going back on as they have rotted with the damp but the rear one is ok

Along with more than 5 empty oil containers and stop smoke/motor medic, bit concerning engine wise
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