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**NEW ENTRY** 1978 Vauxhall VX 2300


Saturday 3rd October 2020

  • 03-10-2020
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 09:00

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1978 Vauxhall VX 2300

The vendor has supplied the following information.

First registered on 1st August 1978 to Durham Constabulary, where until December 1980 she spent her life as an area patrol vehicle.

At this point she would normally have been de-commissioned, sent to auction and sold. But this was not the case. She was then employed at the force headquarters, Aykley Head, Durham as a training vehicle on the skid pan until the early 1990's. She then went into retirement, undergoing a minor restoration process prior to being retained in the force workshops for use at official force engagements, open days, etc.

She was finally de-commissioned and sold. Restoration then began by removing the engine and gearbox, transmission, axles, wheels, interior, etc. The engine and gearbox have had a full strip down and rebuild, the bodywork has been shot blasted and then full respray. As she spent her latter years on the training skid pan, an accumulation of oil and grease on the underside of the vehicle has fortunately acted as a  preservative.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Thornton le Dale site – Roxby Garage, Pickering Road Thornton le Dale YO18 7LH -please call us to arrange an appointment on 01751 474455. Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 50
  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Vauxhall
  • Model: VX 2300
  • Registration: JGR 687T
  • Engine Size: 2279
  • Current Milometer Reading: 31,500
  • MOT Expiry Date: 02-04-2021
  • Estimate: £6000>>>