Interesting facts about
Vauxhall cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Vauxhall facts.

Some interesting facts about Vauxhall...

In 2021 the Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling car in the UK, and so far, sales for 2022 seem to indicate that it will hold on to the top spot for another year. The Corsa has been ever present on our streets since its launch way back in 1993 when it replaced the aging Vauxhall Nova.

The first Vauxhall model was produced in 1903, making the brand the oldest British car manufacturer to have continuously produced vehicles for our roads. Prior to 1903 the company had been a marine engine builder.

Cars badged as Vauxhall are only sold in the UK. In other countries the Opel brand is used.

Way back in the early 1920s, Vauxhall produced the first car to be sold in the UK that was capable of achieving 100mph.

Since 2004 all new Vauxhall cars feature a mysterious shark design somewhere within the car. It was introduced as a bit of fun for Vauxhall owners by one of the brands designers. So the next time you are sat in a Vauxhall have a good luck around to see if you can find the shark. They have been known to crop up on the side of the glove box, around the cup holders and even in the engine bay!

During World War II Vauxhall's factory in Luton switched from building cars to producing tanks to help with the war effort. The result was the Churchill tank and more than 5000 were manufactured.

The company is named Vauxhall after the area of London where it was initially based building marine engines. Today the company has two manufacturing plants in the UK, Luton and Ellesmere Port.

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You can also read our facts about: Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan

Are you looking to sell your Vauxhall?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Vauxhalls, so if you currently own an Adam, a Corsa, a Grandland, a Mokka, a Vectra or any other type of Vauxhall then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my Vauxhall?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

Vauxhall Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your Vauxhall

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy Vauxhall cars

Of course, it is not just Vauxhall cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell a BMW, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.