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Interesting car up for sale on facebook

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1982 Chevrolet Chevair 1600 GL. This was the South African version of the Vauxhall Cavalier. It comes with about 10 months MOT and is fully UK registered with all tax and duty paid. We have the V5 here. The car is exceptionally solid having been in a hot climate, has never been welded and is very original. This is a very rare car. Not sure if there are any others in the UK Body -4 door shell almost identical to Vauxhall Cavalier except for the addition of the vents in the front panel. Car has never been welded and is very solid and original from front to back. Paintwork is good and looks mainly original. Few stone chips and door edge marks here and there but nothing more than you would expect on a car of its age. Mechanics - 1600 engine which is the same as used in our cavaliers and all the same mechanical components. Car is completely standard and was recently motd. Car drives very well for its age and feels nice and tight. Interior - Again its all standard and very good with no rips or tears. Wheels - Standard steels with chrome trim rings. Very solid tidy and original example which can be driven away. Please feel free to come and see the car. We have a ramp so you can look underneath. Delivery can be arranged if required. Please ask for a quote. Any questions please ask or call 07879 557668

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Looks very nice even with the louvre rear window! Up for £5500. Interesting to see it fitted with the Ascona style plastic bumpers. 

That place (Car Cave) seem to deal almost exclusively with cars imported from South Africa. Always got some interesting Escorts for sale. 

Note the maroon 2-door flat fronted Ascona (or SA equivalent) in the background of a couple of the photos. 

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Just read the article in Vauxapedia about the Chevair & at the end it states that from April 1981 till August 1982 they fitted the 1.6 cih engine as standard.

Interesting that they fitted a different design of gearstick & centre console.

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I think its cool🤪.

Something  different  and rare..

I won't  show my lad😟.

I will  never  hear  the end of  it.

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if were doin spot the difference ! 

different window winders and unusual half vinyl half velour seats too !

also but hard to tell 100% maybee early style non h4 headlights

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A bit more spot the difference, have a look at the top hose to the thermostat housing, looks different to my 1.6 Ascona

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Bang tidy that Dave👍😁.

 

Where did you  get the  ducting for the air filter  from.plus what internal  diameter is it.

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7 hours ago, BIG STU said:

I think its cool🤪.

Something  different  and rare..

I won't  show my lad😟.

I will  never  hear  the end of  it.

Go on Stu, get the lad a nice Christmas present, it would surely make you a candidate for the best Dad ever award.

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some later models did have the one piece thermostat housing and matching top hose.

different coil and no obvious brake pressure valve  thou 

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Even the bulkhead rubber has a different marking on it. Weird all these little changes. 

Not going to lie, that nosecone does make me feel sick - its horrid!

P.S i wonder if the Ascona is for sale its parked next to?

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Its five linked, 4 stud ! 

Something weird happening below the front bumper....... front grill looks like a later four slot, with middle slots deleted. All to aid cooling... me thinks.

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1 hour ago, ®evo03 said:

Its five linked, 4 stud ! 

Something weird happening below the front bumper....... front grill looks like a later four slot, with middle slots deleted. All to aid cooling... me thinks.

Suspected it would be, after the info in the other Fred from Herman 👍

Is this the model they also put a v8 in?

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yeah its an interesting one.actually dont mind the grill it gives it a kind of mini trans am look to it.it looks like earlier models didnt have that feature but had the twin slots as early mantas instead.when you start googling things there were many different gm versions of our familiar vauxhalls sold around the world.interesting to look at and compare .

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