citronut wrote: NewcastleFalcon wrote:
I do like a bit of two-toneage, and the Cresta certainly had a nice variety.
Has the age of the nice two-tone been lost now or are there any nice current examples
that aint a Cresta but a Velox ( dont remember the PA using the Wyvern badge??? )
, as it dont have the indicators on the tips of the rear wings,
it just came up on the images on google search for Vauxhall Cresta PA. Must admit I was just looking for nice colour combinations but well spotted if it is a Velox
411BEW is described as
"GREEN AND BLACK, 1961 VAUXHALL CRESTA SALOON"
Good old wiki lists the cosmetic updates in 1960 to the Cresta PA being
"Further changes came in August 1960 ... Externally, there was a redesign of the rear lights, with shallower units replacing the elongated oval ones of the previous versions. The direction indicators, previously in the rear tail fins were now incorporated in the main lamp unit and the fins were now solid with a V for Vauxhall badge. The rear bumper was now a higher mounted straight topped design....."
I still havent worked out what the difference between a Velox and a Cresta was. They are siblings sharing the same body shell. Its easier of course if the word "Velox" is badged on the tail-fin like this 1959 model-by the time 1961 arrived the Cresta/Velox PA had evolved a wraparound rear screen