Vauxhall Astra

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

For more than 40 years it has been a much loved car, popular with Mums , Dads and growing families. Mk1 and 2 Astras are now a rare sight but of course like Chevettes, Vivas and Victors, they can all be seen at the Great British Car Journey