Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Victor 101

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

The third-generation Vauxhall Victor, the FC-series, was marketed and badged as the '101' as it supposedly boasted 101 improvements over its FB predecessor. It was bursting with options too - you could plump for bench or separate front seats, column-shift or floor-shift for the gearbox... and it also had such American-influenced styling cues as indicators within the bumpers and a radio sunk into the metal dash. Looks a little like a shrunken fourth-gen Lincoln Continental too, doesn't it? If you squint?

No, just me? OK. I really love the styling of the thing though, it's got just the right amount of chrome, the perfect ratio of curves to angles, rakish overhangs - sure, this one's a little rusty, but that does lend it a certain careworn charm. Patina, in the true sense. 

Spotted at the 2014 Goodwood Revival - click here for more photos.

No comments: