Cavalier Mk1 “Mega Bertha”
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Unusual Models

Cavalier Mk1 - LOU 848P - The Earls Court Press Car

Cavalier Mk1 - LOU 848P is the 1975 Earls Court Motor Show Press Car and the oldest Cavalier Mk1 on the road.  Click on the Link on the left for further information.

Cavalier Mk1 - Silver Aero - Sports Hatch Prototype

“ Silver Aero” is the Wayne Cherry Designed Sports Hatch Prototype that was exhibited at the 1980 NEC Motor Show.  Click on the link on the left for further information.

Bedford Cavalier Mk1 - Pick Up

A Bedford Cavalier Mk1 Pick-up on the drawing board as a possible rival to the Ford P100.  It didn’t make production but click on the lift to find out more information.

Bedford Cavalier Mk1 - Van

A Bedford Cavalier Mk1 Van was also on the drawing board but like the Pick-Up never made production.  Click on the left to find out more.

Cavalier Mk1 - 5-Door Hatch Back

Vauxhall’s Design department also proposed a Cavalier Mk1 Hatch Back.  However it didn’t make it to production.  Click on the link on the left for further information.

Cavalier Mk1 - Estate

Vauxhall’s Design Department also proposed a Cavalier Mk1 Estate.  This didn’t make production, an Estate only coming with the Cavalier Mk2.  Click on the link on left for more information.

Cavalier Mk1 - Mega Bertha

By 1977 Vauxhall needed to replace the Firenza in the Super Saloon Championship and Mega Bertha was to have been that car.  The car was to have had either a 2.5 Turbocharged Opel engine or a 8.1 Litre Reynolds-Aluminium Chevrolet Unit.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

IAA Frankfurt 1981 Opel Ascona C Convertible Prototype

A Prototype of the Opel Ascona C (Cavalier Mk2) Convertible was displayed at IAA Franfurt in 1981.  Click on the link for more information.

Cavalier Mk2 - Convertible - Jankel Prototype

Robert Jankel Design study for a Cavalier Mk2.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

Cavalier Mk2 - Luton Styling Department Proposal

The Vauxhall Design Department had a Styling proposal for the Cavalier Mk2 as well as the car we know today which was the Opel Proposal.  The Vauxhall proposal had a Carlton Mk1 looking nose.  Click on the left hand link to find out more.

Cavalier Mk3 - Estate

A Cavalier Mk3 Estate was announced at launch of the Cavalier Mk3 and dealers were saying to prospective customers that the car was coming.  It never arrived.  Click on the link on the left to find out why.

Cavalier Mk3 - 4x4 Rally Concept

This was Vauxhall’s proposal for a Group A Rally Car.  A prototype was built and tested but the car never raced and Vauxhall went Touring Car Racing instead.  Click on the link to find out more.

Cavalier Mk3 - N54 UKW - The Last ever Cavalier Mk3

Cavalier Mk3 N54 UKW Officially the Last Ever Cavalier Mk3 to be produced at the Vauxhall Factory Luton.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

TRAKA

Based on the floor plan of the Cavalier the TRAKA is a Concept that could have rivalled the Suzuki SJ 4x4.  Click on the link to find out more.

Chevorlet Monza 2-Door Estate (Cavalier Mk2 2-Door Estate)

In South America around 1982 there was a Chevrolet Monza (Cavalier Mk2) 2-Door Estate, displayed.  The car was however never produced.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

Electric Prototype Vehicle with Chevette Overtones

This Town Coupe by Electrification of Maldon, Essex was displayed at the 1976 Motor Show.  It bears a resemblance to the Chevette and although not an Official Vauxhall proto-type they did contribute running gear.  Click on the left hand link for more information.

Opel GT2

The Opel GT2 was a design concept based on the Opel Manta/Ascona B in 1975.  Click on the link on the left for more information.

Chevette JAR 321N The Oldest Chevette on the road

Chevette JAR 321N is the oldest Chevette on the road.  Click on the link on the left for more information.

Chevette Coupe and Targa

Vauxhall’s Styling Department had proposal’s for a Chevette Coupe and Targa.  Prototypes were built but neither entered production.  Click on the link to find out more.

Chevette Concepts

Some of the the concepts for the Chevette by Vauxhall’s Design Department.  Click on the left had link to find out more.  

Chevette Black Magic

“Black Magic” was like “Silver Aero” was another Wayne Cherry Designed Prototype.  The car was Wayne Cherry’s personal transport for a period of time.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

Beford Chevanne Pick-Up Concept

There was a proposal for a Bedford Chevanne Pick-Up again Designed by Vauxhall’s Styling Department.  It didn’t make production in the UK but did end up as a Saehan (Daewoo) in South Korea.  Click on the link to find out more.

Vauxhall Calibra Styling Concept

Early Styling Concept for the Vauxhall Calibra.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

Calibra Turbo 4x4 Group A Rally Car

Vauxhall proposed to use the Calibra as a Rally car at one time.  It should have been a success, it was not.  Click on the left hand link to find out why it was not.

Opel Kadett Design Stuidy 1978

Various design studys for the Opel Kadett for 1978.  Click on the left had link to find out more.

Keinath C3

Keniath in Germany produced a number of different models for Opel during the 1980’s.  The C3 being a Convertible based on the Ascona C (Cavalier Mk2).  Never officially sold in the UK.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.

Irmscher Manta Coupe Concept 1987

In 1987 Irmscher showed a Concept Study based on the Opel Manta at IAA Frankfurt in 1987.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.