Now what can be said about a Vauxhall Astra? For many people it was the means to get around. Nothing fancy, nothing flash, just a set of wheels. The “White Goods” of the motoring world. Vauxhall made thousands of them; however this car is a Vauxhall Astra Celebrity. There were numerous limited edition models on the Mark 2 Astra, but this was one of the rarest made. It’s a Celebrity. These cars were Factory built, and in total only 112 were ever made. Paperwork in the car’s file supports this.
The car is based on the Astra S Merit model, but the car came with the following higher spec.
Tinted Glass & Windscreen Shade Blind
Electric Clock and Cigar lighter
Special White Wheel Covers
Driver’s Seat height Adjuster
All White Paintwork
Stereo Radio Cassette
This little car is in excellent condition as you would imagine when you learn its only had 1 owner from new and has covered only 4500 miles from new. Yes, that’s right, Four Thousand Five Hundred Miles from new. Its never been welded, and never been resprayed. Pretty much been dry stored all its life.
The Astra just been re-commissioned and it’s now ready to find its new home. Ok, it’s not a GTE, but it is a 3 door car, and the body shell alone would be worth a lot of money to anyone in the Rally world as of course replacement shells for a 3 Door Astra Rally car are no longer available now.
If you are looking for a Vauxhall Astra, you will find it difficult to find one anywhere near as good as this, and at only £6995 it has to be something that can only appreciate as the years go by, particularly when you take into accounts its rarity, and its provenance, 1 owner, and a genuine 4500 miles. This might not be a GTE, but due to that fact , its a far rarer car, and for a collector, could be totally unique.
Find me another!
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