Vauxhall and I
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Good evening everyone, I have recently joined this club and look forward to meeting with some of you. My car is a 1957 E-Series Velox. I owned a 1958 CA Bedford Dormobile split screen for about ten years. 
The Velox is almost on the road having not turned a wheel since 1970. I'm experiencing some difficulty in obtaining original exhaust hanging straps and a few exterior trim items but nothing more. The car was a non runner when I bought it just over two years ago. 
                     All the best for now,

                            Fad


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(12/06/2018, 08:02 PM)Fad Gadget Wrote: Good evening everyone, I have recently joined this club and look forward to meeting with some of you. My car is a 1957 E-Series Velox. I owned a 1958 CA Bedford Dormobile split screen for about ten years. 
The Velox is almost on the road having not turned a wheel since 1970. I'm experiencing some difficulty in obtaining original exhaust hanging straps and a few exterior trim items but nothing more. The car was a non runner when I bought it just over two years ago. 
                     All the best for now,

                            Fad

Hi Fad,
Lovely to see your project. 
I'd call your EIP a 1956 model from the front and rear grill / lights. The body stripe / swauge makes me think of Cresta models here in New Zealand.
Can you post a photo or two of the inside, including the door panels.
If you do have difficulties with parts don't forget that a lot of cars of that model were built in New Zealand, Australia,South Africa, etc and parts are still available in those countries.
Mike
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Nice to hear from a new member and news of another classic Vauxhall about to hit the road, your 1958 CA Bedford sounds interesting, could you post some photo's.
wishing you all the best.

Les
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I visited the UK in 1966, doing my "overseas experience" after university here in New Zealand. I purchased a car, 1956 E model Vauxhall, just like yours in Wiltshire and drove it everywhere that year. Whilst driving on those lovely narrow roads, with passing bays, on the top northern coast of Scotland I broke a rear spring leaf and she settled down on that corner alarmingly. I had been forced to stop just beside a lone crofters cottage so I went there for help. It turned out that the bloke living there actually ran an E model Vauxhall AND he had a damaged spare E model Vauxhall by the side of the cottage. With his blessing I then used the timbers lying by the cottage to lever the car (it didn't have any wheels on) up off the ground and within an hour or so I had managed to remove a rear spring. Another hour and I had the replacement leaf spring installed on my car and was very gratefully on my way. What a fortuitous time for the rear spring to break and in such an isolated place.
Mike
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