Vauxhall Wyvern LIX
|Production||1948–1951 55,409 made|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon 2-door tourer (Australia)|
|Engine||1442 cc Straight-4 35 bhp (26 kW)|
|Wheelbase||97.75 in (2,483 mm)|
|Length||164.5 in (4,178 mm)|
|Width||62 in (1,575 mm)|
|Height||65 in (1,700 mm)|
The L series Vauxhall Wyvern along with the Velox were Vauxhall's first post-war new models; incorporating American influence, it started production in September 1948 and finished in July 1951. Many of these went for export to help the British economy.
The Wyvern was fitted with a 1442 cc four-cylinder engine with 35 bhp with a top speed of 62 mph. The optional extras available were a radio/heater/foglight.
These vehicles are forgotten classics with very few surviving.
A 1950 Vauxhall Wyvern LIX taxi in Heartbeat, TV series
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