Prototypes

Cavalier and Chevette prototypes that either didn’t get made or are one off cars.
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Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch “Silver Aero” “ 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 below for further 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 link below to find out more.
Cavalier Mk1 5-door Hatch & Estate Vauxhall’s Design department also proposed a Cavalier Mk1 Hatch Back and Estate. However neither make it to production. Click on the link on the below for further information.
Bedford Cavalier Mk1 Pickup 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 link below to find out more information.
Opel OSV 40 - Vehicle Study by Opel OSV 40 was a vehicle study by Opel, with which the safety in passenger cars could be improved. The name OSV is a shortening of “Opel Security Vehicle”. Thought produced in 1974 it used the base of the Kadett C which became the Chevette in the UK in 1975.
Electric Protype 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 link below for more information.
Chevette Coupe & 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 below 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 below to find out more.
Bedford Chevanne Pickup 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 below to find out more.
Chevette Concepts Some of the the concepts for the Chevette by Vauxhall’s Design Department. Click on the link below to find out more.
Cavalier Mk2 - Janek/Tickford Proposal Robert Jankel/Tickford Design study for a Cavalier Mk2. Click on the link below 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 link below to find out more.
Cavalier Mk2 Estate 2-door 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 below to find out more.
Cavalier Mk3 4x4 Group A Rally Car 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 below 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 link below to find out why.
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 below to find out more.
Opel GT2 The Opel GT2 was a design concept based on the Opel Manta/Ascona B in 1975. Click on the link on the link below for more information.
Opel Kadett Design Study 1978 Various design studys for the Opel Kadett for 1978. Click on the link below 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 below to find out more.
Vauxhall Calibra Styling Concept Early Styling Concept for the Vauxhall Calibra. Click on the link on the link below to find out more.
Vauxhall Calibra 4x4 Turbo Group A Rally Car Vauxhall proposed to use the Calibra as a Rally car at one time. It should have been a success, but it was not. Click on the link below to find out why it was not
Vauxhall 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. The car changed hands in 2017 and has been built and made its debut at Goodwood 2018. Click on the link below to find out more.