Not only is this Vauxhall Ventora one of the best retro cars for sale that you’ll see this year, the eBay listing is also amazing!
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From the seller: “1972 Vauxhall Ventora 3.3 Automatic. Emeralds Green Starmist metallic with Green vinyl roof and Saddle upholstery. Just 10,493 miles from new.
On the 12 September 1972 the first owner then 71of this stunning car travelled four or so miles from the family Fruit Farm situated on the edge of a small town in Suffolk to Bristo’s Garage. Vauxhall Bedford main dealers of Woodbridge Road Ipswich. The purpose of his visit was to collect his brand new Top of the range Vauxhall Ventora. The car had been ordered in the best colour combination of Emerald Green Starmist (metallic) with saddle trim.
Factory options were automatic transmission and Vauxhall wing mirrors, no dealer extras were fitted not even a radio. Power steering was standard with the Ventora. It had always been the intention of the owner to only use his new car infrequently. in the main only for special occasions.
At seventy one he was still active in the fruit farming business and there were plenty of other vehicles at the owners disposal. He certainly was not going to use his new car and his absolute pride and joy on a daily basis. Most of the time the Ventora was kept stored under covers in one of the farm buildings. On the 13th September 1976 it was taxed for 12 months and on 21st September 1977 it was taken to the local MOT station for its second ever MOT test. The mileage recorded on that certificate (copy in the history file) was 6977. These were to be the last times for many years that the Ventora was to be taxed and MOT’d.
In the autumn of 1977 returning from a trip with his wife the owner now 76. misjudged the entrance to the Farm and caught the gateway with the right front wing of the Ventora. There was very minimal damage to the car but it was enough to convince the owner with no doubt a little encouragement from his wife to retire from driving. The Vauxhall still with the tiny dent to its wing was correctly laid up, raised off the ground under covers in the corner of one of the dry fruit storage barns. Although started and run recurrently there it stayed for the next three and a half decades.”