About the VX series Victor and VX490

VX2300 GLS

A 1976 revamp of the FE range saw the VX1800 and VX2300 replacing the Vauxhall Victor and offering improved interior treatment and a host of detail styling changes. The ageing six-cylinder engine was no longer used, and a higher specification VX2300GLS saloon became the flagship of the range, with a better equipped interior, front spoiler, foglamps, twin headlights and additional brightwork.

VX490

Rostyle wheel fans had to wait until 1977 for a new VX 490 (note no "/"). Externally it shared the GLS's front spoiler, but had less brightwork (black side window frames and rear panel). Interior treatment was Ďadventurousí, with "Bold Plaid" (tartan to most people!) panels set into the seats and door trim panels.

The surprise use of a five-speed Getrag gearbox was due to the vehicle having been developed as a high-performance, fuel-injected machine. This arrangement was vetoed by GM management, after the gearboxes had been ordered. The engine remained a twin-carb 2300 unit.

Production of the VX Series ceased in 1978 when Vauxhall introduced the Carlton.