The FC Victor was the first Vauxhall to use a curved side window and was the first vehicle of Vauxhall’s design team led by David Jones to feature indicators set into the bumpers. The FC Victor has a strong family resemblance to the contemporary Vauxhall Viva HA.
Marketed as the Victor 101, it allegedly had 101 improvements over its predecessor, the FB Victor. The curvature on the sides increased the internal shoulder room dramatically, and mechanical improvements lead to a reduction in noise and vibration for the passengers. The engine was the same as that in the FB Victor, but with a slight power increase, and there was an option to have a four-speed gearbox over the standard three-speed.
Available in four-door saloon or five-door estate version, the 101 Victor could accommodate three people across the seating in both the front and rear. Increased weight in the vehicle however affected its fuel consumption, making the FC Victor less economic than its competitors, namely the Ford Corsair and BMC 1100.