Vauxhall Cavalier Convertible 1986 - We cannot remember the last time we saw one of these! A 1986 Vauxhall Cavalier "Cabriolet"! Launched to compete in the lucrative market against the other Convertible offerings on the market. The standard 2 door coupe body was converted by Hammond and Thiede in Germany. When the records begin in 1995 there were 708 examples registered for road use here in the UK, by the end of 2016 there were only 58 left.
No doubt the reason why this example has survived so well is that it has come from a very eclectic collection of vehicles that the elderly owner has "finally" decided to start to sell on, all of which are stored indoors. With only 81676 miles on the clock but unfortunately no history, you can only judge the car on its condition if this is correct? But look at the seat material, carpets etc (never known for lasting) and we feel it is more likely than unlikely to be right. Just our observation though, you decide.
Its 1800cc engine fires instantly no fuss and soon reaches temperature and the vendor tells us it drives well. The 5 speed manual gearbox operates correctly as do the brakes and general mechanics. It will be having an MOT prior to sale so everything will have to work correctly either way.
The body is very sound with the silver paintwork being very good. The convertible hood is manually lowered, is fully functioning and in good order. Interior as we said, is very good needing little more than a freshen up from sitting unused.
A rare car and different from the more common Ford, BMW and VWs you see. Would make a good show car, first classic or everyday user classic all at an affordable price.