HB Viva at Metrocentre

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HB Viva at Metrocentre

Postby BobbyMel » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:04 pm

Spotted at Metrocentre today...

Fitted with Magnum running gear and housing a 2.3 Slant with twin 40's
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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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Re: HB Viva at Metrocentre

Postby hbpeter » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:49 pm

GOOD GRIEF!!!! Another of my old HB's. Got that one free from a bloke in York. Been in his family from almost new. He was emigrating and it needed to go. Was covered in waxoil when I got it. Had the 1159 engine but fitted with a Janspeed 4-branch exhaust, which Mr Edgoose ended up with. It had had a later dash fitted so had 2 sets of switches and 2 ignitions, needed both keys to start the car! Sold it to a bloke at work who did a bit of work on it, then he bought a Fiat X1/9. Viva went to a chap in Newcastle. He had my spare 2.0L OHC block as well. Think his name was Colin, but might be wrong, had a 3.0L Carlton Est to tow it with. The top surfaces of the body had small pinpricks of rust all over due to a damp garage, but the sides and chrome polished up well. The interior wasnt bad, carpets and headlinning where tatty.
Has pulled from the garage in York.
Starting to clean up.
2 ignitions!
This was all back in the mid to late 90's.

Good to see its still alive!!

Peter
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Re: HB Viva at Metrocentre

Postby BobbyMel » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:03 pm

The guy texting on his phone in the picture is the owner. His mate has a HB Estate, which he keeps saying he will bring to the Metrocentre, but never showed up yet.

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1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
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