Out with the Chevette and in with the Astra. Crisp styling and a new OHC engine. The Astra was destined for a very long production run …but not in the mark one guise. Vauxhall’s rival to Ford’s best selling Escort was launched in 1980 and is still being made today but sadly not in the UK.
The mug features a full wrap around image of a stunning photo of this car from the Great British Car Journey museum.