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1979 Vauxhall Chevette Black Magic

If you like the looks of the 1979 Vauxhall Chevette Black Magic, then you’ll appreciate its 2279cc single cam engine coupled to a close-ratio five-speed Gertrag gearbox, similar to that in the Chevette 2300HS.


The single-cam engine is a standard production form that delivered 118 BHP and had achieved a string of victories at championship levels in its more powerful rally version. Inside, the level of luxury was promoted as “decadent” with front seats contoured in real leather, the dashboard was styled in real wood, and the carpet was so thick that “your feet disappear.” The stereo/radio was said to put home systems to shame with individually tunable speakers in the doors. It was probably the most luxurious small car on the road. It was presented at the 1979 London Motor Show.


Source: Hatch Heaven » 1970s. https://hatchheaven.com/archives/tag/1970s/page/3

Images: John Lloyd