Vauxhall Cresta (1965). The classic from Eelco Koomen

Vauxhall Cresta (1965)
ER Classics Desktop 2022

At the NV Autocentrale Alkmaar, Eelco's grandfather bought this beautiful - then still - brand new Vauxhall Cresta in 1965. Now 55 years later, the Vauxhall still exudes power and luxury. Eelco advised us to take a good look at the car. 

By: Dirk de Jong

You will be immediately impressed by its smooth line and spacious interior. The space comfort is even better, according to Eelco's wife, due to the spacious wide front seat. 


The spirited Vauxhall is only used on short trips around the region with a smile of satisfaction every time. As a classic, the car has its own style. A plus point is of course also the attention that the classic gets along the way. This type has not populated our roads in great numbers. The Vauxhall Viva is more known and was a lot more popular at the time. 


It is of course quite special that a classic has been in the family for so long. With the Vauxhall Cresta, Eelco stays in touch with the past. With the history of his family and this car, from the first generation of grandfather, then father and now Eelco as the third generation at the (car) wheel. 

Eelco is active in technical services on a daily basis. The handling of the Vauxhall is therefore technically optimal. The Vauxhall Cresta used to be a means of transport for his grandfather and father. But now it is a pleasant extension of Eelco's life. More than half a century later, the 65er Vauxhall Cresta remains 'shiny new' in every respect and guarantees many years of classic pleasure.

Also read:
- Vauxhall Chevette, a kind of Opel Kadett
- Vauxhall Viscount
- Ford Cortina - A Cortina and the Swedish trim
- Vauxhall Viva

Vauxhall Cresta (1965)
Vauxhall Cresta (1965)

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