Further to Vauxhall's announcement last week that its famous heritage collection will now
be housed at the British Motor Museum, the Museum is delighted to reveal that a
selection of around 30 vehicles are now on display for visitors to enjoy.
The collection, which totals 50 cars and vans charts the incredible story of Vauxhall
Motors' rise from a niche sporting car manufacturer to one of the UK’s best-known
automotive brands. It demonstrates the heritage of Britain's oldest vehicle manufacturer
through each decade from the very first 5hp Light Car in 1903.
Paul Willcox, Vauxhall's Managing Director said “This is a perfect opportunity for the
public to get up close and personal with cars and vans from our collection. There are
some extremely rare and valuable vehicles on display, but many that will conjure 'my-
mum-and-dad-had-one-of-those' memories, too. It paints a wonderful social picture of
Vauxhall’s importance to the UK culture, through all the highs and lows of the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries. The British Motor Museum is an ideal choice to display the
collection. As the internationally renowned museum all about the rich heritage of Britain's
motor industry and home of the country's automotive history, it's a superb venue for the
Stephen Laing, Head of Collections at the British Motor Museum, said: “We were
delighted when Vauxhall approached us to look after its fantastic collection of vehicles,
one of the most significant collections from a UK manufacturer. It fits perfectly with the
Museum’s aim to broaden even further the range of marques that are represented here
at Gaydon and adds a new dimension to the stories we tell about the cars and the people
in Britain’s motor industry. With so much choice, it has already been tough making the
first selection of 30 cars to display in the Museum!”
The Vauxhall collection is all included as part of the normal Museum admission.