1980 Vauxhall AstraReview
Swaffham 2 Litre Hot Rod - Mk1 Astra — Greatest Vauxhall ever made :-) Have raced about 10 of these over the years and can honestly say they have provided some of the best racing fun I have ever had. This one has a 2 litre hybrid engine made up from a Mk2 GTE and an SRI130 cavalier with Yamaha R1 carb..
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Great retro 2litre Hot Rod
Cons: Spare parts getting harder to find
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