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The Oldest Vauxhall Cavalier in the UK

LOU first entered the UK on 1st September 1975 and Lou was taken to the dealership launch of the Cavalier Mk1 which was held at Elstree Studio’s from Monday 29th September 1975 which ran for approx 2 weeks, Lou and the remaining Cavalier Mk1 vehicles were the stored at the Elstree Studio’s underground car park until they were used again for the Earls Court Motor Show which was on Wednesday 15th October 1975 to Saturday 25th October 1975 with the exception of the 2door GL Saloon which was held back in the underground car park at Elstree Studios. Lou was also used in a promotional film made by Vauxhall Motors Ltd for the Cavalier Mk1, Lou was in all the Cavalier Mk1 brochures and all the model catalogues from Autumn 1975 to Winter 1976. Lou eventually found its way to Welch and Co in Bristol where it was eventually sold. Lou is currently the oldest surviving Cavalier Mk1 in the UK (being a pre-production model which was registered at a later date) and the only know surviving press release vehicle.