Vauxhall XVR – Early 1960s Concept Car



Vauxhall’s XVR from back in 1966 still manages to tweak the inspiration with its slick, ‘vette-ish lines.

We always were reminded of seemed to ape the imagined futurism of the Durango 95 from A Clockwork Orange (which was actually a Nova kit car, apparently).

The XVR was one of the most interesting products of a very creative period from Luton, a collection of which we saw at Goodwood a couple of years ago.

Did the ‘Farrah Fawcett’ version of the Corvette Stingray, which launched in 1968, gain inspiration from this concept. Could a Vauxhall really have inspired an American Icon?